Thanks for the comments on this one..."https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-For-Better-or-Worse"
Let's try to lighten the mood by writing something funny or humorous.
We all need a distraction.
You are right, Brenda. We need to lighten up and be positive. Isn’t it wonderful, that we always find a way to keep in touch, on this platform, in spite of whatever changes are done - - - -.
Hope you are recovering. My best wishes.
Brenda, here is a funny account of an encounter with my Dad while he was still alive.
---------------------Cooking Shutki (Dried) Fish--------------------
Once upon a time, when my Dad was still living, somebody from our complex catered for Shutki Fish to our family with love. Little did they know that it was a fish that had a peculiar smell, which none of us in the family other than Dad dreamed of cooking it, least of all appetizing it.
Now that it lay on the dining table, Dad asked Mom to cook it. She showed such fury that he dared not ask her again. Next in line I was the victim. I didn’t like it either and touching and cooking it seemed like a bizarre idea. Yet I took the task, boiling in suppressed anger. Dad coached me, and soon it was getting cooked on the stove. I went to my room for a short rest.
When I was emerging out of my room, Dad asked humorously, “Are you done yet?” At this point I hid my face with all my hair and blurted out angrily, “Not yet!” He followed me to the kitchen and he asked in a low tone, “Does it smell?”
It was then I realized it didn’t smell unlike the other ones of the same species. It was for the first time I smiled. Dad laughed, and I felt silly and laughed as well to my heart’s content. Soon it was ready to be served, and he had his whole share of it, since none of us would still not dare taste it.
Sure, it was one of the many blissful, memorable moments of sharing a laugh with Dad. It will stay inside me for all ages to come.
Hope you are feeling better, Brenda. I wish you all the best from the core of my heart.
I Love shutki (dried fish), Rosina! Specially Loitta! I also like korola (bitter gourd).
It’s a lovely memory you shared!
I remember once my father tried cooking with us when we were kids...and we had flour all over the place and I remember trying to crack an egg and it fell straight on the stove. The entire kitchen was a mess! Mom was so furious when she came back from her office! Haha...
Brenda, good to see that you are in good health. That’s wonderful!
I can understand. It’s a very fast-paced world. Then again please do prioritise your health. Once you get better you can restart all your activities in full swing. My blessings for you.
Three guys who were training to become detectives were taking a test.
To test their skills in recognizing a suspect, the police chief shows the first guy a picture for 5 seconds and then hides it.
'This is your suspect. What specific feature did you notice on him? How would you recognize him on the streets?'
The first guy answers, 'That's easy, we'll catch him fast because he only has one eye!'
The policeman says, 'Well...uh...that's because the picture I showed is his side profile.'
Slightly flustered by this ridiculous response, he flashes the picture for 5 seconds at the second guy and asks him, 'This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?'
The second guy smiles, flips his hair, and says, 'Ha! He'd be too easy to catch because he only has one ear!'
The chief angrily responds, 'What's the matter with you two?!!? Of course he has only one eye and one ear are showing because it's a picture of his side profile! Is that the best answer you can come up with?'
Extremely frustrated at this point, he shows the picture to the third guy and in a very testy voice asks, 'This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?'
He quickly adds, 'Think hard before giving me a stupid answer.'
The third guy looks at the picture intently for a moment and says, 'The suspect wears contact lenses.'
The chief is surprised and speechless because he himself doesn't really know if the suspect wears contacts or not.
'Well, that's an interesting answer. Wait here for a few minutes while I check his file and I'll get back to you on that.'
He leaves the room and goes to his office, checks the suspect's file on his computer, and comes back with a beaming smile on his face.
'Wow! I can't believe it. It's true! The suspect does, in fact, wear contact lenses. Good work! How were you able to make such an astute observation?'
'That's easy...' the third guy replied. 'He can't wear regular glasses because he only has one eye and one ear.'
Brenda, I haven't been able to comment on your poem, "For Better or Worse.". It was fun to read, carrying a sense of humor while at the same time reminding us the malicious and deadly disease, being around us. Thanks for the creative, wonderful share.
They removed all comment sections.
It's supposed to be live on Axle addict if you can see them...i can't on mobile phone.
Then later other Niche sites & discovery.
Thank you for that delightful short story...it made me smile.
I loved it...one eye and one ear.
Lol! You are also here. For the last 30 minutes I am scrolling feed up and down. Feeling bored. Seems like everyone is sleeping.
Brenda, hope you are well and would be back to action soon.
John has provided a nice joke to warm up everyone in the forum.
It reminds me an old story where one person got accidentally one ear cut fully and then had only one ear. He started telling everyone that the day he lost his ear he was able to see the heaven and the activities happening in heaven. It is so refreshing to see the activities in heaven and the the atmosphere there - he used to tell others.
Some people after hearing that got their one ear removed, surgically of course. When they did't see heaven, they complained to the first person about it who told them that the truth was that he also did't but wanted others to join his plight. He then told that if you want to increase the number of members in that one ear club then tell lies in the same way as I did and our community will swell up.
Thank you Umesh.
I enjoyed reading both stories...
I am eventually going to get my writing back on track.
Hopefully we can all start posting something...just so feed isnt boring like today.
Haha Umesh, thank you for sharing that. Silly people having their ears cut so as to see Heaven. You can’t believe everything you hear lol.
What do dentists call their x-rays?
Some good jokes posted here...Thought I might chime in with one.
(Well...maybe it wasn't a good joke...)
I do not know if this is out of context here but today I submitted a story 'The sensitive girl' in hubpages and that is already featured and seeing the number of views I am sure some of you must have gone through that. I wanted to have at least one feedback whether story did justice to the small theme I used. Can anyone give it? Thanks in advance. Generally Pamela, Linda, Eurofile, Peggy, Chitrangada and many others are quick responders for me but I am not finding all of them in this discussion. Hope someone lifts my spirits.
Good story, Umesh. I am glad Rinita was upfront with the guy she liked and told him what had happened in the past. You can’t start a relationship hiding something like that.
Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your excellent story and liked the message it contains. Honesty, I feel, is the foundation for trust in each and every relationship, and trust is the most important element for any relationship to work and thrive. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.
I love the honesty and the message in the story, Umesh.
Nice and engaging story, Umesh Ji.
Sensitive people do care about the sentiments of others, and they do not want to be reason of someone’s hurt.
Your story didn’t appear on my feed, and I didn’t not get any email notifications, about your latest article. It’s good that I came to know about it, in this thread.
Thank you for sharing.
Ha...Good One, Jodah! "Must provide proof of ancestry before you're able to purchase a special breed." Double "Ha" on that one.
Here's my humorous contribution. They were actually sent to me by a hubber turned friend who no longer posts here. Note to HP: I wouldn't have gained this and many other lifelong friends without the ability to comment on each others' posts. Just sayin'......
Two guys were discussing popular family trends on sex, marriage, and
Bill said, 'I didn't sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?'
Larry replied, 'I'm not sure, what was her maiden name?'
A little boy went up to his father and asked: 'Dad, where did my
intelligence come from?'
The father replied. 'Well, son, you must have got it from your mother,
cause I still have mine.'
'Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,' the divorce Court
Judge said, 'And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week,'
'That's very fair, your honor,' the husband said. 'And every now and then
I'll try to send her a few bucks myself.'
A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room, took
the husband aside, and said, 'I don't like the looks of your wife at all.'
'Me neither doc,' said the husband. 'But she's a great cook and really Good
with the kids.'
An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he has
been living with for the last 40 years.
The Wizard says, 'Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that
were used to put the curse on you.'
The old man says without hesitation, 'I now pronounce you man and wife.'
Two Reasons Why It's So Hard To Solve A Redneck Murder:
1. The DNA all matches.
2. There are no dental records.
A blonde calls Delta Airlines and asks, 'Can you tell me how long it'll
take to fly from San Francisco to New York City?'
The agent replies, 'Just a minute.'
'Thank you,' the blonde says, and hangs up.
Two Mexican detectives were investigating the murder of Juan Gonzalez.
'How was he killed?' asked one detective.
'With a golf gun,' the other detective replied.
'A golf gun! What is a golf gun?'
'I don't know. But it sure made a hole in Juan.'
Moe: 'My wife got me to believe in religion.'
Moe: 'Yeah. Until I married her I didn't believe in Hell.'
A man is recovering from surgery when the Surgical Nurse appears and asks
him how he is feeling.
I’m O. K. I didn't like the four letter-words the doctor used in
surgery,' he answered.
'What did he say,' asked the nurse.
While shopping for vacation clothes, my husband and I passed a display of
bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since
I had even considered buying a bathing suit, so I sought my husband's
'What do you think?' I asked. 'Should I get a two piece or an all-in-one?'
'Better get the two piece,' he replied. 'You'd never get it all in one.'
He's still in intensive care.
*The graveside service just barely finished, when there was massive clap of
thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even
more thunder rumbling in the distance**.** The little old man looked at the
pastor and calmly said, 'Well, she's there'.*
Nice compilation. I liked most the - Mr. Clark ...
Shauna, just to mention that I had gone through your article 'Niche writing versus variety' and found it quite interesting. Have a nice day.
bhattuc: "Thank you" for following me. Glad you liked that Poem. bravewarrior: I liked all those jokes...the one about the Rednecks had me ROFLMAO...I don't know why but "Redneck Humor" always sleighs me...Ha!
Great way to begin the day.
Thanks for these cute jokes.
Get well soon! The Humor Writing sub-section needs a good moderator in these crazy times.
I'm not feeling too humorous at the moment, but I'm sure if I keep reading I will get better.
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