11/22/2005

Ah, Family

Having trouble getting your grown children to come over for Thanksgiving? Try this technique:

A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says,"I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough. "Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams. We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her."


Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they're getting divorced," she shouts, "I'll take care of this," She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then,don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says,"they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way


The joys of family and holidays.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Felis said...

"Okay," he says,"they're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way"
Very sneaky and clever.
Then you must have kids who care and love you to pull out a stunt like this.
:-)

5:08 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

It is pretty funny.

5:16 PM  

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