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08/03/18 12:59 PM #1    

Rett Wisman

Very nice pictures.  Lots of well-placed white hair everywhere.  One week later, in absentia, the voted class clown has a joke for everyone to enjoy:

Once upon a time, Jim Bland was working hard on reunion details.  He was organizing accounts, facilities, information, payments, and doing a great job that no one else wanted to do.   He was working so hard, that he suddenly passed away and went immediately to Indian Heaven.

At the Pearly Gates of Indian Heaven, St. Peter, with Indian headdress on, said “Welcome Jim!  Great job.   You’ll like it here, up in Indian Heaven.

“There’s only one rule up here, Jim.   DON’T step on a duck up here from the Duck Pond, flying through the clouds.   If you step on a duck, it screams “Quack! Quack-quack!”, and breaks up all the peace and tranquility.”

Jim said “Got it”.   However, a few weeks later, Jim was walking around in the clouds, checking out the earth below, and he didn’t watch where he was walking.   He stepped on a duck.  The duck screamed “Quack!  Quack-Quack!”, and peace was disturbed in Indian Heaven.

St Peter ran over to Jim,  and said “Jim!   You stepped on a duck!   I told you not to!  As a penalty, you must hang around with this woman up here for a few weeks, and she will be your assistant.’

St. Peter then introduced Jim to this frumpy old woman, not good at organizational skills, or helping him, since she was sort of a dork.   So, they both walked away into the clouds, unhappy.

A few weeks later, Chuck Shorter, another hard working, popular organizer, was working hard on his farm, and he too passed away, and went immediately to Indian Heaven. At the Pearly Gates of Indian Heaven, St. Peter, with Indian headdress on, said “Welcome Chuck!  Great job.   You’ll like it here up in Indian Heaven.

“There’s only one rule up here, Chuck.   DON’T step on a duck, up  from the Duck Pond,  flying through the clouds.   If you step on a duck, it goes “Quack! Quack-quack!”, and breaks up all the peace and tranquility. ”

Chuck said “Got it”.   However, a few weeks later, Chuck was walking around in the clouds, checking out his farm below, and he didn’t watch where he was walking.   His big feet stepped on a duck.  The duck screamed “Quack!  Quack-Quack!”, and peace was disturbed in Indian Heaven.

St Peter ran over to Chuck, and said “Chuck!   You stepped on a duck!   I told you not to!  As a penalty, you must hang around with this woman up here for a few weeks, and she will be your assistant.”

St. Peter then introduced Chuck to another frumpy old woman, not good at organizational skills, or helping him, since she was sort of a dork.   So, they both walked away into the clouds, unhappy.

Finally, only a few weeks later, Ricky Dreiling was working hard on world peace, and curing cancer, and he too suddenly passed away.   He went immediately to Indian Heaven.

St Peter at the gates, still with headdress on, said “ Well!  Smart Ricky Dreiling!  Welcome.   Even though you gave a bizarre valedictorian speech one hot June night, which made me think of Gerald McBoing- Boing,…. welcome!”

He continued, “Here is a lady I want you to meet, and she will be hanging around you for a while”.   He then introduced Ricky to a well-dressed, smart, professional, sharp, multi-task woman, good at everything.

Ricky’s face lit up.   He said “Wowee!   St. Peter, what did I do to deserve her??”

St. Peter just looked at the ground and said, “ Oh, Ricky.  You didn’t do anything.  But she….

She stepped on a duck.”

 


08/04/18 08:09 AM #2    

Laura Grant (Same)

Good one! You haven't lost your touch. We all were sure you would show up at the reunion. Where were you?


08/04/18 12:48 PM #3    

Rett Wisman

Thanks former neighbor.  Spread the joke, since Dreiling hasn't registered.   Was on narrow time window Florida vacation with PhD girlfriend who has no money.  I only mention that because all of my peers acquired PhDs or MDs, it seems.  So smart they are.  Thanks.


08/05/18 07:32 AM #4    

Laura Grant (Same)

OK! Hey, I don't have a phd. I had a hard enough time talking anybody into hiring "overqualified" me with just a master's! Be there for the 55th, y'hear?


08/06/18 11:13 AM #5    

Rett Wisman

Yes, "overqualified" is a bunch of bull in the real world. They should jsut hire you.   In the Department of Defense civil service, the opposite is true.  Most are underqualified.  One GS-15 ($120K) had no degree and never shaved, but was only fired after gambling debts.  Three female GS-15 had a minimal degree, but were very attractive and demanded to be promoted.  They demanded from the starstruck, chauvinistic male military, of oourse, who were more than happy to promote them.

Be proud that you worked for a living, everyone. 


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