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Can You Bear It?

One day, an employee received an unusually large pay cheque. She decided not to say anything about it. The following week, her cheque was for less than the normal amount, and she confronted her boss. “How come,” the supervisor inquired, “you didn’t say anything when you were overpaid?” Unperturbed, the employee replied, “Well, I can […]

Can You Bear It?

A salesman from a mortgage refinance company telephoned Sandra. “Do you have a second mortgage on your home?”   “No,” she replied.   “Would you like to consolidate all your debts?”   “I really don’t have any debts,” she said.   “How about freeing up cash for home improvements?” he tried.   “I don’t need […]

Can You Bear It?

John went to a psychiatrist. “Doc,” he said, “I’ve got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think there’s somebody under it. I’m going crazy!”  “Just put yourself in my hands for one year,” said the shrink. “Come talk to me three times a week, and we should be able to get rid of […]

Can You Bear It?

A shoplifter was caught red-handed trying to steal a watch from an exclusive jewelry store. “Listen,” said the shoplifter, “I know you don’t want any trouble either. What do you say I just buy the watch and we forget about this?” The manager agreed and wrote up the sales slip. The crook looked at the […]

Can You Bear It?

A man went to visit his 90-year-old grandfather in the Southern Highlands of NSW, near Moss Vale. After spending the night, his grandfather prepared a meal of bacon and eggs for him. He noticed a film-like substance on his plate and questioned his grandfather, “Are these plates clean?” His grandfather replied, “Those plates are as […]

Can You Bear It?

The village blacksmith hired an enthusiastic new apprentice willing to work long, hard hours. He instructed the boy, “When I take the shoe out of the fire, I’ll lay it on the anvil. When I nod my head, you hit it with the hammer.” The apprentice did exactly as he was told, and now he’s […]

Can You Bear It?

A woman and her husband interrupted their holiday to go to the dentist. ‘I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want any pain killers because I’m in a big hurry,’ the woman said. ‘Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we’ll be on our way.’ The dentist was impressed. ‘You’re certainly a […]

Can You Bear It?

A new business was opening and one of the owner’s friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card. It said, ‘Rest in Peace.’ The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he told the florist of the obvious mistake […]

Can You Bear It?

A Brownie leader was teaching her charges about survival in the desert. ‘What are the three most important things you should bring with you in case you get lost in the desert?’ she asked. One little girl replied, ‘A compass, a canteen of water, and a deck of cards.’ ‘Why’s that, Betty?’ ‘Well,’ said Betty, […]

Can You Bear It?

A pious man, who had reached the age of 105, suddenly stopped going to church. Alarmed by the old fellow’s absence after so many years of faithful attendance, his vicar went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the vicar asked, ‘How come after all these years we don’t see you at […]