Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ole Testifies in Court

In court, the trucking company's lawyer was questioning Ole. "Didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine'?" asked the lawyer.

Ole responded, "Vell, I'll tell you vat happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule, Bessie, into the..."

"I didn't ask for any details", the lawyer interrupted. "Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'?"

Ole said, "Vell, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road...."

The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question."

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Ole's answer and said to the lawyer, "I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule, Bessie".

Ole thanked the Judge and proceeded. "Vell as I vas saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and vas driving her down the highway ven this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I vas thrown into one ditch and Bessie vas thrown into the other. I vas hurting, real bad and didn't vant to move. However, I could hear Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, and saw her fatal condition, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the Patrolman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at me and said, 'How are you feeling?'"

"Now vat the HELL vould YOU say?"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bras on Broadway

An annual event in Fargo, ND is the "Bras on Broadway."  On this occasion, donors for breast cancer research are asked to donate $5 and an old bra which will be hung on the Hotel Donaldson.  As you can see, lots of Fargo women donated their bras to the cause of this research.

I figure that my hooters can spare one for the cause.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sleeping on the Sofa

In general, living with my  parents has not posed any problems; but there are occasional bumpy spots now and then.  One of these that could have been painful occurred recently, when my boyfriend Matt and I fell asleep while watching television.

It was due to simple exhaustion, we both work long, unusual hours.

Anyway, we were cuddled on the sofa when he fell asleep while having his hand in my tee.  I was utterly relaxed, and I thought I'd savor the moment by closing my eyes also.  That was not a good plan.

Several hours later, he woke me up and we found that we were covered by a light blanket.  This totally surprised us; but then I figured out that Mom and Dad came home and one of them covered us up.

Just like when I was a little girl and I would fall asleep on the sofa.

Matt went home, not aware of what had transpired while we were asleep.

The next day, I expected a scolding, as my parents are proper Lutherans.  We never discussed their house rules, so I had been going on the assumption that they were the same as when I was a teen and very clearly we had been making out.  Desultorily, it seems, as we both fell asleep! 

However, my Mom said, "Maybe you and Matt would be more comfortable in your room?"   She definitely loosened up in the past few years.