Sunday, November 27, 2011

laughter


I was walking down the street when I was accosted 
by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman 
who asked me for a couple of 
dollars for dinner.
I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked,

“If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?”


“No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless woman told me.

“Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?” 
I asked.
 “No, I don’t waste time shopping,” the homeless woman said. 
“I need to

 spend all my time trying to stay alive.”

“Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?” I asked.
 
“Are you NUTS!?!” replied the homeless woman. 
“I haven’t had my hair 
done in 20 years!”

“Well,” I said, “I’m not going to give you the money. 
Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.” 
The homeless woman was shocked.

 “Won’t your husband be furious with 
you for doing that? 
I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty 
disgusting.”

I said, “That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks

 like 
after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.”



40 comments:

oceangirl said...

Cute. And the picture reminds me to be glorious.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Great post Becky!

Seow wei said...

I love your post and enjoy it.

Gigi said...

I love that joke every time I see it!

And that picture? Well, it reminds me to enjoy life every single day.

Shey said...

LOL!!!! OH my goodness, I thought this was going to be one of those stories that was going to make my eyes water hahahahahahahahahaha this is too darn funny Becky!

Tracy P. said...

Awesome! :-)

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Ha! That did make me laugh.

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Great post ;)

Love that shot! Wonderful!!!

CJ said...

Love it. Totally was NOT expecting that ending :) Hope you had laughter today.

Farmgirl Paints said...

You totally got me. That was too funny!

Tamar SB said...

That picture is fabulous!! Love it!!

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Fantastic!

Green Monkey said...

really? you just made me cry (good tears)

Rachel said...

Hee hee at the joke - but scrolled back up to look at that marvelous capture of that sweetie cracking up! LOVE IT!

Raymonde said...

I'm smiling :) xxx

Team Lando said...

That photo is awesome!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

So perfect, B! I love it!

Rachel said...

That's awesome!!!!!!

Simple Girl said...

Love the leaves and the happiness! Funny story, too! :-)

Mommy to Tyler & Kendall said...

She is definetly enjoying herself and I can't help but smile along with her.

tiarastantrums said...

good point!

Casey said...

Too funny!!!

Pure joy in that photograph! Just love it!!

Deniece Carmean said...

OMG! I am totally cracking up. I was sure this was going to be a touching feel good story. Little did I know it was a woman feel good story! LOL

Traci Michele said...

so so so so sweet!


Link it up here?

http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/11/capturing-beauty-simple-things.html

lsquare said...

Your post cracked me up---I'm laughing over here--and the photo is just as delightful and smile-inspiring!

Caroline S said...

Lol!Aw,but how cute is this girl!
xx

Niki said...

So cute!

MG Atwood said...

Adorable girl, great shot! Love the joke

fabliz said...

I love this pic!!! Pure joy =)

Nessa said...

That is hilarious... I must look homeless because my last hair cut was in a friends kitchen, I havent had a glass of wine in at least a month and I buy hand soap instead of clothes.

Nessa said...

I love her face in this photo... I meant to say that first!

CallieMarie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Stasha said...

That is a great laugh. Kids are a whole different kind of happy aren't they?

Becca said...

What a fantastic picture! :-) And i LOVE how you can always make me laugh!

Erika B said...

Such a perfect shot!

Erika B

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so naughty...but so funny too!

Michelle R Photography said...

You are too funny!! And love the photo - so full of fun and joy!

Jen at New Shoe said...

Love this one! Great capture!

Carrie Saindon said...

Love this Fall picture!!

Maggie May said...

Great post and a perfect picture.
Maggie X

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