Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Butcher

It was many years ago since the embarrassing day when a young woman, with a baby in her arms, entered his butcher shop and confronted him with the news that the baby was his and asked what was he going to do about it?

Finally he offered to provide her with free meat until the boy was 16. She agreed.

He had been counting the years off on his calendar, and one day the teenager, who had been collecting the meat each week, came into the shop and said, “I’ll be 16 tomorrow.”

“I know,” said the butcher with a smile, “I’ve been counting too, tell your mother, when you take this parcel of meat home, that it is the last free meat she’ll get, and watch the expression on her face.”

When the boy arrived home he told his mother.

The woman nodded and said, “Son, go back to the butcher and tell him I have also had free bread, free milk, and free groceries for the last 16 years and watch the expression on his face!”

Hat tip: Paul of Mr. Cruiser's Notes
Image Credit: Picgifs
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40 comments :

  1. a welfare mentality... she haz it.

    Have a perfectly fabulous day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

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    1. Yep, there are lot of the same around here. :)

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  2. You can tell that joke is an old one. Today, there'd be a DNA test involved in there somewhere. LOL

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    1. True Jean, but it's a funny one. :)

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  3. hahaha That is funny... but not for the boy. ;)

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    1. No, not for the boy. :)

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  4. LOL - I guess that's what paternity tests are for.

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  5. That is so funny, and Mail 4 Rosey is right, not so much for the boy!

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    1. Rosey is right on the money indeed. :)

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  6. Ha ha ha! I like that one!

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    1. I did too Babs. Back in the day I'm guessing this happened many times. :)

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  7. Smart lady. Reminds of the neighbors that used to live here, and how they lived on welfare for no good reason.
    You have a most wonderful week end Sandee.

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    1. In California living on welfare is a way of life. A hand out state. :)

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  8. What a devious diva LOL

    Have a meatfreetastic day :-h

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    1. Yep, and a lazy one too Steve. :)

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  9. See that you enjoyed the joke. I'm glad that you were able to use it. I hope that the weather where you are at is good today Saturday Sandee? See ya.

    Paul

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    1. I love stealing them from you now and then Paul. :)

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  10. good one! poor butcher. roche' says the butcher should think of something to tell her but he has no idea what. some days he talks all day long and other days, not so much. today is a talk day.

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Lock him in his room honey so you can get some peace and quiet. :)

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  11. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

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    1. Yep, and this is the way some girls operate. :)

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  12. What happened to one stop shopping?

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    1. Well, it didn't happen in this instance. :)

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  13. That reminds me of a Boudreaux joke... Heeheehee!

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    1. You are the queen of Boudreaux jokes. :)

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  14. guess no one talks about anyone in that town! Have a terrific day!

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    1. Apparently not. Very odd isn't it. :)

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  15. I guess she got the last laugh!

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    1. I suppose she did Stephanie. :)

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  16. She sure worked her money maker!

    Scritches to LB. Big hugs for you and Zane, honey...

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    1. She sure did honey. Love you. :)

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  17. Will the real father please step forward. c-)

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    1. Probably none of these guys is the real father. :)

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    1. Yep, at least the rest of us aren't paying for her and her kid. :)

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  19. I didn't see that one coming. How do you keep finding these gems that make us smile.

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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    1. I didn't see it coming either. I don't know how I find these. I just do. :)

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    1. Well, she did feed her son well all those years. :)

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