Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Joke of the week: You Want a Drink?

Joke of the week: You Want a Drink?
By: Rabbi YY Jacobson

A kind-hearted fellow was walking through Central Park in New York and was astonished to see an old man, fishing rod in hand, fishing over a beautiful bed of red roses.

"Tsk Tsk!" said the passer-by to himself. "What a sad sight. That poor old man is fishing over a bed of flowers. I'll see if I can help." So the kind fellow walked up to the old man and asked, "What are you doing, my friend?"

"Fishin', sir."

"Fishin', eh. Well how would you like to come have a drink with me?"

The old man stood, put his rod away and followed the kind stranger to the corner bar. He ordered a large glass of Beer and a fine cigar.

His host, the kind fellow, felt good about helping the old man, and he asked, "Tell me, old friend, how many did you catch today?"

The old fellow took a long drag on the cigar, blew a careful smoke ring and replied, "You are the sixth today, sir!"

This joke depicts how easy it is to be deceived by others.

So here’s some food for thought: If other people, with whom my defenses are up, can deceive me, how much more so am I capable of deceiving myself, in whose presence my defenses are down?

When you discover that you have been fooling yourself for so many years, it may not be that funny.

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