09 October 2005

Overheard On A Train Today

Two men in their mid twenties, travelling from Lewes to Seaford on a Sunday afternoon (today, actually), were reading a newspaper and discussing Asian Flu.

Man 1: Oh that Asian Flu is coming over.

Man 2: Yeah, it says the Government has gotta find space for 50 thousand graves to bury the people who die.

Man 1: What? They gonna fly them over and bury them here?

Man 2: No thats for our people. It says here that 1 in 4 people will die of it. Thats over half!

Man 1: Get a mask.

Man 2: I've got a mate who's got loads of army gear, I'm gonna get a gas mask.

Man 2: So what do you do?

Man 1: Oh I'm a house-husband, she works and I do the cleaning, but I hate doing the toilet. What about you?

Man 2: I'm a traffic warden, in Seaford.


Ms Mac said...

Remember, don't die of ignorance!

bart said...

bwahahaha..... this should win first prize in the competition for "dislocated conversations"

and yes, ignorance is bliss

Bond Hunter said...

So 1 out of 4 is half now?

Is it just me or are people being replaced with "Pod People" lately?

Nice site but I have to go now...

There's a gas mask store that just got the newest models!!!

ME Strauss said...

I think you've finally rendered me speechless. I can't think of anything to say in response to that. It's too amazing. I'll go now.

Dak-Ind said...

wow 1 in 4 is half and 50k is half the population... um new math maybe?

what a good evesdropper you are though!


Sam Freedom said...

That did NOT happen. That did NOT happen. If it did, I choose denial. I cannot believe a Traffic Warden so inept could possibly, even by sheer accident, play the perfect foil in a way that only a well-written script could portray.

That did NOT happen!

ps. At least THIS is true: $20 Bill Nets $840 at Ebay!

Milt Bogs said...

That is just brilliant Cheryl. Send it to Sanjeev Bhaskar immediately - if you can find an email contact.

Cheryl said...

Thanks to my regular friends and to two new ones!

Freedom - call me a liar again and I'll call you a Doctor. Please go away.

Sam Freedom said...

It wasn't so much calling you a liar as it was enjoying the sheer disbelief, but don't let that stop you from thinking you were right.

Take care honey,