Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

All that for a buck and a half?

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

My sweet wife said that one of her new years resolutions was to be
more generous to others. She had the perfect opportunity today.
When she was at the grocery store the local food bank hand a table
set up collection food. (Smart idea to put it outside a grocery
store...) They were giving away a free t-shirt with a donation too.

This particular store is known for it’s case lot sales. They had a
case of 24 macaroni and cheese for only $3.36 (That’s only 14¢ a
box!) So she bought 10 boxes to give to the food bank (I know, big

When they had paid for the groceries, they stopped at the food bank
table. Son #4 insisted on throwing the boxes in food bin. He stood
up in the cart and started chucking them in. He must have looked
pretty cute, because a small crowd started to gather. The food bank
people took notice and came over. “Oh, look, how sweet. Here’s a
University of Utah hat for him.” Then they started taking pictures.
Son #4 loved all the attention. They ended up giving him hot
chocolate, cookies, and my sweet wife free movie passes. As she
started to leave, son #4 said, “Hey, I want my ‘fee’ shirt!” They
happily gave that to him to.

Wow, she got all that stuff, son #4’s picture plastered on some
advertisement somewhere, AND knocked out a new years resolution.
All for less than a buck fifty.

Hey, go out and do something nice for someone else. You might be
rewarded too!

Now we just have to figure out a way to un-spoil son #4...

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

Your kids will need spelling lessons, too, so that they can
distinguish between "weather" and "whether."
~Chuck H.


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