Friday, July 24, 2015

My readers write

This was sent in from retired policeman Steve:


Officer Steve: "Okay, Mr. Smith. We got your fingerprint results back. Not only is there a warrant out for your arrest, but the name you gave us is phony. The fingerprint match says your name is really Jones."

Mr. Whatever: "Well, they're both right. Smith is my maiden name."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We're in a very progressive society.

Denise Perry said...

I'm assuming this wasn't the case here (because then the humor disappears), but it does make me wonder: when two men get married, and one takes the name of the other, what do they call the old name?

Anonymous said...

I don't get the joke. He changed his name when he married. Some men do.

Anonymous said...

A male friend of mine took his wife's name when they married.

Amy Winehouse said...

Nobody stands in between me and my man.
It's me and Mr. Jones.

awesomesauciness said...

There was a time, oh..3-4 months ago, when this would not make sense.

Packer said...

When we were kids we got busted in the act, the officer quizzed each of us, saying he will let us go this time but that if he sees up up to no good he is going to come talk to our parents. He starts writing down in his notebook starting with my older brother who quickly gave a phony name. Robert Wire, next guy up says Ford Deriver, next one Jacques Le Strappe, me Peter Mossy,gets to my younger brother who gives him my real name. We kind of realized then and there that we were too dumb for a life of crime and better stay in school.

 
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