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Jokes: At Whose Expense?

Updated on April 25, 2019
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Demas is of the opinion that a good sense of humor, mixed with an open cheerfulness, is enough to make an introvert into an extrovert.

A dog is a dog, but are all blondes blonde?
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A recent joke, author unknown.

Blonde jokes seem invariably hurtful. After all, not all blondes are even blonde for real. Ask any hairdresser. I have had some with blonde (colored) hair express that "Mine comes from a bottle" and "My husband pays for mine."

I love striking up conversations with women who appear blonde.

The conversation goes like this: "Do you know why all blondes look the same?"

While two (of many) have simply walked away, and one said "No. And, I don't want to know!", the majority have been curious as to why, even if they may have initially expected some corny blonde joke.

My answer is: "Because they are all gorgeous, some on the outside, some on the inside, and some lucky blokes get one that is both. So ask your bloke if he feels lucky, and I will ask you next time what he said. Just be aware, if he doesn't say anything, or he just laughs, that is not a good sign."

It doesn't matter to me, whether or not a blonde is old or young, attractive or not. With the exception of the three instances I have mentioned, each query resulted in a conversation; often with a comment such as "I needed that" or "You're so sweet."

In fact, I have struck up so many conversations with that question, that now I ask the question: "Do you still remember why all blondes look the same?"

If a male companion is along with the blonde, I will ask, "Does she still remember why all blondes look the same?" If the male companion allows the conversation to proceed, I will eventually suggest that the blonde ask him if he feels lucky.

More often than not, when the blonde asks him if he feels lucky, he will say something to the effect that "I sure do" or "Always" or "You bet I do."

Then I can say, "See, I got him to compliment you."

Lately I have added to my part of the conversation: "And if he gives you the right answer, don't forget to tell him that you feel lucky, too."

If the blonde's lucky bloke has passed away, or if she doesn't currently have a bloke, I will urge that when she has one, she should ask him if he feels lucky, and if he gives the wrong answer, she should "Find a different bloke." That goes over especially well, when the blonde is the young daughter of an accompanying mother, or with a group of girlfriends.

One blonde I struck up a conversation with recently, replied to my question, "Because we are all intelligent?"

To her I replied with my regular answer, but I added later in the conversation that I had heard a joke about one such blonde who went to the airport and said she wanted to buy a round trip ticket. When the ticket agent said, "Where to, ma'am?" that blonde had replied, "Here, duh!"

We seem to have become so insular that we glide through life avoiding strangers.

I have found it to be my experience that, with few exceptions, most people out shopping are open to interacting with other shoppers.

I think that is a good thing, and I encourage reaching out to others with smiles and with pleasant conversations and good intent.

One of my sons, heard one of these conversations and admonished me with "Dad, you shouldn't flirt."

While, rather than flirting, I mean to be cheerful. I have to believe that quite a number of "my blondes" had a "moment of the day" discussion with their blokes and received some positive reinforcement from them due to their chance discussion with a stranger.

If you comment below, and you have a pleasant blonde joke, how about share it with other readers here.

And, there's the one about the blonde highway trooper.... .

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© 2019 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved..


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    • rdsparrowriter profile image

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      4 weeks ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Interesting experience :) I hardly speak to anyone...

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      Perspycacious 

      2 months ago

      To all who commented: share your smiles, your good humor, a compliment, etc., surely some of the light of Christ is love, and adding something positive to the lives of others. I wonder who told Lord Buddha the comment that brought about his serene smiles.

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 months ago from sunny Florida

      It seems that you know just how to deliver the message so someone feels flattered rather than the opposite. thanks for sharing Angels are headed your way this evening. ps

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      Besarien 

      3 months ago from South Florida

      I love that you strike up conversations with strangers. I do too, especially when I'm standing in a line somewhere. If it helps pass time and makes other people feel less invisible, all the better. I've learned a lot and made lasting friends that way. I can count the number of times I have regretted it on one hand with some fingers left over. Nice topic for a hub!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      5 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      On Family Feud even Steve Harvey alters his appearance some, for he has said that he shaves his head, whereas in younger years he had a very full head of hair. He often has accepted to laugh at his altered result. He looks his best however, when he shows his legitimate smile. I suspect that we do, too.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 months ago

      Jokes done in good taste and to bring a bit of humor to a person's view is fine. As I am not a natural gray, I use humor to help others feel comfortable with my change of style. Have a great weekend.

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      Perspycacious 

      5 months ago

      Perhaps it is a mistake, but I consider that all snow white haired gals were once blond, the definition of which is "the color of raw milk." They don't seem to mind my presumption.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      5 months ago from Beautiful South

      Demas, that is so sweet. But before you ask me your question, I'm not a natural blond. I loved my ebony hair, but apparently nature didn't and I went prematurely gray. I think I may have put a blond toner on it in that photo, but today my hair is snow white. To reflect my aged wisdom, I guess. Anyway, don't you just love a woman with a sense of humor regardless of her hair color?

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I sure had never though of that before. Well done.

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