Pessimist And A Dog
An avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him.
He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, the eternal pessimist who refused to be impressed with anything. This, surely, would impress him. He invited him to hunt with him and his new dog.
As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by. they fired, and a duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird. This continued all day long; each time a duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve it.
The pessimist watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a single word. On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, “Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?”
“I sure did,” responded the pessimist. “He can’t swim.”
A man walking along a road in the countryside came across a shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. He tells the shepherd, “I will bet $100 against one of your sheep that I can tell the exact number in this flock.”
The shepherd thinks it over. It is a big flock, so he takes the bet. “973,” says the man. The shepherd is astonished. The man was exactly right. He says “Okay. I am a man of my word, take an animal.”
The man picks one up and begins to walk away. “Wait!”, cries the shepherd. “Let me have a chance to get even. Double or nothing that I can guess your exact occupation.”
The man agreed. “You are an economist for a government think tank,” says the shepherd.
“Amazing!”, responds the man. “You are exactly right! Tell me, how did you deduce that?”
“Well,” says the shepherd, “put down my dog and I will tell you.”
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Pessimist And A Dog