Friday, March 13, 2009

Anyone Out There Got Any Duck Food?

Boy, I noticed that lots of people at different blogs are getting all reflective about their blogs. Maybe it's a movement of the Holy Spirit. What does it say about me that I am reflecting on my favorite jokes instead? I say it says "many gifts, but the same Spirit", that's what I say.
Now, here is a question worthy of some reflection: If you hear a joke at a Prayer Meeting, is it more spiritual than if you hear it in the grocery store, beauty shop, or locker room? At www.fottsp.blogspot.com (Fellowship of the Traveling Smarty Pants, in my sidebar), I shared a joke that I thought was hysterical. I can still work myself into hiccups over it.

This, however, is not that joke....
A man hears a knock at his door. He goes to the door and their is a duck on his front porch. The duck says “Got any duck food?”. The man, mystified, says “No I don’t.” and shuts the door.

The next day, again, a knock at the door. The man answers, same duck, “You got any duck food?”. The man is slightly annoyed and says “No, I don’t. And please don’t come back.”.

Third day, knock on the door. The man is getting quite angry and frustrated now. He answers the door and sure enough there is the duck, who says, “Got any duck food?”. The man yells this time and says: “No. I do not have any duck food and if you come back here again asking for duck food, I will nail your floopy, webbed feed to that porch!” and he slams the door.

Believe it or not, again, the next day there is a knock at the man’s door. He swings the door open and sure enough, there is the duck. The duck says “Got any nails?”. The man, confused, says “well, um, no I don’t…” and the duck says, “OK, got any duck food?”.


The joke I shared here was told by Nick, and frankly, watching him laugh at it was funnier than the joke itself. Maybe because as a teacher of second graders, I felt like I was being asked for duck food all the time. And why not? Don't I ask God for duck food all the time? Only God does not threaten to nail my swollen feet to the floor if I ask Him again, He just says, "No honey, I have something else for you. Something more suited to who I created you to be." And I respond "Got any duck food?". I am starting to think I am asking the wrong questions...

On another note, my friend Annie, at Buzz by Annie's in my side bar, did her own interview with herself. One of her questions for herself was along the lines of if you could go back in time and give advice to any historical figure, what would it be and to who. She gave an amusing, yet thoughtful answer. My answer is that I would advise Abraham Lincoln to do something related to Good Friday, like Stations of the Cross, on Good Friday, instead of going to the theatre. J.W. Boothe wasn't at Church. He was at the theatre. See where I am going with this? I thought this was a great question, and am now posing it to you.... What advice would you give a historical figure? Be funny, or reflective, or whoever you are today.

8 comments:

sherri said...

I'd like to tell Hitler that the Jews he was trying to destroy, actually will rise up from the ashes and will be bigger, better, stronger than ever and they will make about movie about his pathetic plan to destroy them that will rake in bajillions of dollars and will leave him looking like a waste of space.

Helen said...

Yeah, I thought of him, but figured he would probably be the least likely to listen to any advice. I can't help but hope that someone way back then told him he was wrong. I hate to think that everyone around him was as hatefilled as him. Do you know what I mean?

Annie K said...

Helen, when I read that question that I posted on my blog, the first thought that went through my mind was 'I'd tell Lincoln to 'duck'.'

SERIOUSLY - that is what my first thought was...

Helen said...

Funny!!! And in keeping with the theme of duck food! (I know, very punny, very punny...)

You mentioned being unfamiliar with the Stations of the Cross. Here is the Wikipedia article about them. My parish currently prays the original fourteen, then has a fifteenth station, the Resurrection. Wikipedia's explanation of why the Resurrection was added to the stations is a good one.

katdish said...

I would tell flight school instructors to ask themselves why a bunch of Arab nationals were so interested in flying airplanes. I would ask Clinton why he didn't capture Bid Ladin when he was being offered up on a silver platter. Oh, man. I'd ask a bunch of questions...

Helen said...

Good one...especially advising flight schools to be more rigorous in choosing student.

Beth said...

I'm still thinking.

Gabrielle Eden said...

I'd tell Kennedy to keep an eye out for the grassy knoll.