I rear-ended a car this morning.. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny? and then you blurt out the first thing that comes to your mind...
Yeah, well I couldn't believe it... he was a DWARF!!! He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, 'I AM NOT HAPPY!' So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?'
Reminded me too of the time when I was a taxi driver, and I stopped for the 7 dwarfs (they were appearing in a city pantomime). They all tried to pile in. I drove a proper black hack (London taxi) but I wasn't permitted to carry more than 5 so I had to tell them they needed to take 2 taxis. They weren't amused - tried to point out that I could (at that time - the law has changed since) carry 10 children and they were only the size of children, but they were adults - admittedly short adults - and my insurance would be null and void if I took them. They got really angry and I ended up driving away and leaving them standing there because they were turning aggressive.
You know no matter how many times I reread that silly joke I still find it totally hilarious. My mind throws pictures in front of my eyes as I read and I can just see the look on someones face if this really were to happen... just too funny Glad you guys found it funny too.
I am actually laughing out loud. That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. The funny part is that the guy understood what you meant right away. Geez...I haven't even read yet what others said...LOL I had to post as soon as I read that. Now I better go read the rest because it must be hysterical!
I'm sorry but that is funneeeee! I worked with a fellow whose brother-in-law was a bus driver. The brother-in-law was put on probation for a week because he saw a turbaned chap shaking out a carpet and he yelled out his open bus window, "What's the matter, can't you get it started?" We are way too sensitive!
Ahaha! They are some funny stories. Zsuzsy, I read what you wrote, laughed out loud, then opened the box to reply, read it again and laughed all over again. I think I could re-read that hundreds of times and laugh every time.
It's bad enough rear ending another driver, but then to find that person is an unhappy dwarf and you say the first thing that comes to you mind. It seems today was really not your day. I hope you manage to end it all amicably.
Tantrum, one of my best friend is a short person or dwarf. She was over when I opened the joke filled email from my daughter. She pushed me out of my seat after she stopped laughing her head off so she could send it to her husband and her sisters to read also... by the way her birth name given to her by her parents is Cassandra but she calls herself Midge... has for years and years. Her comment to your worry about the joke offending short people... her words, word for word... " for crying out loud, why do you tall ones always insist on creating problems where there really are none... tell her (you) to lighten up. That was one funny joke and take it as such. We, the dwarfs, consider it more of an offense that you pity us for being vertically challenged than being called Happy, Sneezy or even Dopey. And we're definitely not mishaps"
I went to camp one summer with a dwarfed gal. She had more jokes about short people, and was proud of her difference, and the things they allowed her to do. The thing that really bothered her was people patting her on the head, thinking she was a toddler.
EXACTLY!! I would not make fun of a little person unless I knew them well like a friend, that is why this was so funny because it was a joke. Just like jokes about Italians, someone with one arm, no legs, dumb people (not mentally retarded...I mean dumb that cant get a joke and keep it light), blonds, and so many other jokes. Without people and everyone has something wrong with them, we would have no jokes. Jokes are funny when you can relate or just so crazy that you cannot imagine anyone ever doing it, like this joke. That's why they are called jokes. I have had TBI with permanent short term memory loss. I joke about it all the time. If I don't or my friends don't then it makes the struggle ten times worse. My friends are making light of something heavy and serious so I will feel better. Sounds odd but instead of them saying, oh I'm so sorry you have to write all over your arms to remember something because you"ll forget to look in your planner. Which is the serious way but still funny to me. They say, "hey I'm heading out, need anymore markers?" Or "you need to highlight anything?" and stupid stuff like that but it's funny. My mom has MS which is very upsetting to me but she makes jokes about herself all the time because it makes me feel better. She worries about me and makes jokes about herself so I won't worry about her. Plus it lightens things up. She comes up with some good ones too. So, whether its a religion, a body part missing, being born a certain way, an accident, a disease, there are jokes for all and I'm sorry but it's how a joke is told that is the funniest part and this joke was hilarious!!!! Good job!!
Aren't these silly jokes just fabulous... My daughter sent me a long list of them, all funny but when I got to the dwarf one I exploded laughing... I had to wipe down the computer screen because I had splurted coffee all over it.
BTW Nothing against Szuzsybee, which I find an awesome writer. Everyone is free to laugh at anything they choose to. And I have the freedom to express my opinion. But as it touches me personally, I had to say what I think. Sorry to everyone !
There is no need to say that you're sorry. That joke sucked, and was quite offensive. Now had it have mentioned a neverending parade of dwarfs dressed as clowns filing out of the car. It might of been a little funnier and less offensive.
Tantrum, and Socky, sorry I meant to say Non-offensiveUser I copied and pasted my earlier reply here so you wouldn't miss it and hopefully you would read it.
....one of my best friend is a short person or dwarf. She was over when I opened the joke filled email from my daughter. She pushed me out of my seat after she stopped laughing her head off so she could send it to her husband and her sisters to read also... by the way her birth name given to her by her parents is Cassandra but she calls herself Midge... has for years and years. Her comment to your worry about the joke offending short people... her words, word for word... " for crying out loud, why do you tall ones always insist on creating problems where there really are none... tell her (you) to lighten up. That was one funny joke and take it as such. We, the dwarfs, consider it more of an offense that you pity us for being vertically challenged than being called Happy, Sneezy or even Dopey. And we're definitely not mishaps"
I get what you are saying and there isn't a need to apologize IMO.
My mother is Polish. I've heard PLENTY of Polish jokes in my years. "Polack" is an ethnic slur for sure. But, most of the jokes come from my own family My mother used to have a license plate on her car that said "Proud to be Polish". She put it on upside down.
My philosophy is offense is taken, not given.
I see why you would frown about this and I respect that. But, I'm gonna go ahead and laugh some more. This is hilarious.
I love those 'and then the fight started' stories. At a dinner party someone asked my wife and I how long we'd been married. I told them so long I didn't look both ways when I crossed the street anymore....and then the fight started.
Snehal- the funny thing to me right now is that I am laughing about all of this and joining in the convo, posting here and there, laughing, posting some more, and then realize they posted all of this 2 weeks ago LOL. Thanks for at least posting on the same day as me. Even within the same hour!!!!