Dad!” and “Best Mom”
Nobody thinks of their own parents as
an ordinary couple. Your own parents are always thought of as the very
best on earth! Our dad here is just in the process of raising his glass
of beer a good German beer of course, tapped straight from the barrel!
There’s always got to be a reason for a toast. Perhaps his Soccer Club
just won the game, or maybe, he hit the bull’s eye at his rifleman’s
club’s shooting competition, or possibly, he won a prize at the rabbit
breeding association, or, his boss might have praised him today for a
job well done.
And let’s not forget our dear Mom.
She never makes a big fuss about all the housework she has to do for the
entire family, and she hardly ever complains. She cooks, does the wash,
bakes wonderful delights for us and always serves up a special surprise
on festive occasions.
Just every recently though, there was a
bit of an argument. This is what happened: Dad and his friend Frankie
had a bit too much to drink on their last bowling outing. They both
staggered home. Suddenly a car came racing by and slammed right into
Frankie. Dad was alert enough and managed to avoid getting hit by
jumping into a ditch.
After Frankie’s funeral, mom and dad
walked home in a pensive mood. Mom had found out about all the things
that Frankie’s widow now stood to collect: A doubling of her life
insurance benefits, a pension from the city and charitable contributions
from the local gymnastics, sporting and singing societies. This was
simply too much for mom. Consumed with envy, mom suddenly screamed at
her husband: Just look how much he cared about his wife! and what did
you go and do, you cowardly dog? You went and jumped into a ditch!