Hobo’s and random funny

some days I wish I was still regularly doing stand up.  One moment was yesterday as I heard a BBC anchor interview a guy about the America’s Cup race.

“Has yachting always been a rich man’s sport?”  Had a been mid drink I would have shot the liquid out of my nose.  What answer did he expect?

” No, in the 1890’s in reaction to the rigors of the industrial revolution workers collectives formed yachting co-ops.” Or

“At the height of the depression hobo’s would sometimes jump off a freight train and join their ranks on yacht’s near Nantucket.  Here is a picture of Joe Kennedy toasting his fellow sailor.  Yes, that one, the one without the shoes.”

“Wait, rich people have yachts?”  

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I just did a vigorous work out class.  It occurred to me that it would be a lot easier just not to eat.

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Rex was interviewed at school.   “My dad is a chef, my sister is Vivien.  I have no idea what my mother does.  My brother is in college.  He needs to find a job.”  The teachers typed it up and put it in a frame.  So now the whole school can see that I’m inconsequential and his brother is a lay about.

I have to start coaching him and ask for another interview.

” Cmon, Rex, let’s go over this again.  Mommy has been a TV Host for years.  Look here is a photo of when I had a billboard for a show I was on.” I need something to boost me up at drop off.  I can well imagine how this re-interview would go ,  ” My mom use be on a board.  She looks much better in full make up.”  Maybe I need to spice it up.  Something like this, “My mom is a rocket scientist and does EVERYTHING for me and my family. Her legs, did you see how good her legs are?”    As I looked at the frame today one of his teachers laughed,  “kids, they have no filter.”

Ha, ha, you want to hear what he says about you?

Be sure to tip your waitress

 

6 thoughts on “Hobo’s and random funny

  1. I don’t know. You are a funny lady and I’m glad I found your blog. I was a chef once, not on the scale of your husband but I know what it’s like to try to keep a relationship and your sanity when it’s opposed by a restaurant. Trust me coaching the kids for interviews won’t help. Just when you think they’ve got all the facts straight they decide that Mom or Dad need a resume update.

  2. Just reading the question about yachting made me spit out my morning Java. I am reminded yet again of why you are on speed dial. Get back into comedy, my friend.

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