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scansons:

--- Quote from: Thipu1 on February 02, 2013, 09:30:07 AM ---Warning.  This is long.

Mr. Thipu and his father belonged to a Chinese engineering club.  Every year, they had a long weekend meeting at a hotel.  One year, they met at the Nevele in the Catskills.

For those who don't know it, the Catskills were called the Borscht Belt because it was an area with many resort hotels that had a primarily Jewish clientele.  A common entertainment feature were stand-up comics who would tell jokes in English with the punch line in Yiddish.  This is important.

The engineering club meeting was held in the off season and they had the hotel almost to themselves. After dinner, everyone retreated to the show lounge for the entertainment.  Mr. Thipu and some of the other younger members took a table near the stage.  The dance band plays for a
 while, the crooner sings and then the comic comes out. 

He sees nothing but Asian faces.  At that point, he must have thought, 'I'm doomed' but carried on anyway.  Mr. Thipu and his friends didn't get the Yiddish but they did get the absurdity of the situation and started laughing in sympathy so the performance wasn't a complete fiasco.

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LOL  That is funny.  I can totally see that happening in my head.

Nikko-chan:
So my friends and I are in a chat together talking... when one of them types the following sentence:

"There are cats playing scrabble under my window."*

I laughed like a loon.

*I edited the sentence a bit to make it more ehell friendly.

Mental Magpie:
My best froend's husband's ex-wife (did you follow that?) is a crazy, toxic, naive woman. When best friend told me this story, I couldn't help but laugh.

Ex-wife served husband with court papers to rearrange the custody agreement. Upon looking over the papers, best friend became suspicious. Why was the attorney's cell phone on there and why did they have to hand write in all the information? Husband called the attorney to inquire. Surprise, surprise, the attorney had never heard of ex-wife nor had anyone else in his firm. The case simply did not exist but in ex-wife's head. Now the attorney is representing husband for free.

mmswm:

--- Quote from: Octavia on February 02, 2013, 11:31:49 AM ---This would probably fit in the Brain-Hurt Thread as well.

Over 10 years ago I regularly worked on construction-related projects in a field office. We all had desktop computers that ran Microsoft Windows. "James," the office manager was also an architect who spend a lot of time on his computer sending e-mails and such. Several months into the project, James complained to the administrative assistant, "Linda," that his computer was running very slowly. He went to lunch while Linda took a look at his computer. She discovered that James had never rebooted his computer since day one, nor had he ever closed a window for a document or an application - he just kept opening more and more windows.  :o

The rest of us were not privy to this until hearing Linda laughing so hard that she was at first too speechless to explain what she had found. Cue uncontrolled laughter from the rest of us. We fortunately regained our composure by the time James returned from lunch, and Linda tried to explain to him how to use Windows. He still did not understand.

Then there was the time James' computer was not working at all, and he asked for help. The problem? The computer's power plug had worked itself loose. We shouldn't have laughed at him behind his back, but it was so hard not to! Now that I'm older and turn to children for tech support with newer electronic devices, I can sympathize with poor James.

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I got my very first smart phone when I was teaching middle school.  It was a Blackberry, back when those were all the rage.  I couldn't figure out most of the features, so I eventually pulled it out during homeroom (8th grade) and asked if any of them knew how to use it and could they teach me.  I had half a dozen volunteers within 10 seconds.

kherbert05:

--- Quote from: Mental Magpie on February 03, 2013, 06:49:34 AM ---My best froend's husband's ex-wife (did you follow that?) is a crazy, toxic, naive woman. When best friend told me this story, I couldn't help but laugh.

Ex-wife served husband with court papers to rearrange the custody agreement. Upon looking over the papers, best friend became suspicious. Why was the attorney's cell phone on there and why did they have to hand write in all the information? Husband called the attorney to inquire. Surprise, surprise, the attorney had never heard of ex-wife nor had anyone else in his firm. The case simply did not exist but in ex-wife's head. Now the attorney is representing husband for free.

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I worked for a law firm during summers of University. There was a woman that was acting as her own lawyer suing the firm's client. She was given a lot of latitude. She turned in paper work filled out in crayon.

She finally showed up for a deposition with another woman in flowing robes. Everyone thought she had hired a lawyer. During the deposition the 2nd woman reached in the flowing robes and brought out a small stuffed doll and long needles - started chanting and sticking the needles into the doll. Everyone fled the room. The judge threw the case out after that.

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