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A train traveling through the West was held up by masked bandits. Two
friends, who were on their way to California, were among the passengers.
"Here's where we lose all our money," one said, as a robber entered the
"You don't think they'll take everything, do you?" the other asked
"Certainly," the first replied. "These fellows never miss anything."
"That will be terrible," the second friend said. "Are you quite sure
they won't leave us any money?" he persisted.
"Of course," was the reply. "Why do you ask?"
The other was silent for a minute. Then, taking a fifty-dollar note from
his pocket, he handed it to his friend.
"What is this for?" the first asked, taking the money.
"That's the fifty dollars I owe you," the other answered. "Now we're
square."--_W. Dayton Wegefarth_.
WILLIS--"He calls himself a dynamo."
GILLIS--"No wonder; everything he has on is charged."--_Judge_.
Anticipated rents, and bills unpaid,
Force many a shining youth into the shade,
Not to redeem his time, but his estate,
And play the fool, but at the cheaper rate.
I hold every man a debtor to his profession.--_Bacon_.
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