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.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look...

Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy New Year!

Boy, once you get out of the habit of writing the JOTD, it’s hard
to get back in. But, we’ll give ‘er a shot.

We had a great Christmas, and a happy New Year. All of the boys,
(even son #4) stayed up until Mid-night (even our time zone) to say
happy New Year. Cousin #2 stayed over, and the boys had a great
time. We were all a little crabby the next day, but not too bad.

If you remember, I started a new job with the same company about a
month ago. Well, the other day I was sitting in my office and heard
a ‘beep’ go off. I didn’t think much of it, until after about 20
minutes I finally figured out that the beeping came exactly every 2
minutes. Now, I’m in a medical facility with all sorts of Doctors
and machines stuffed all over the place. And just above my office,
on the 1st floor, is a huge CT or CAT scan machine. With all fo the
medical and computer equipment and servers around, and being the
new guy, I thought I’d better investigate. So for about the next
hour, I watched my watch, ran back to the back of my office, stuck
my head in various places and waited for the beep to go off. I
couldn’t for the life of me figure out what was making the noise. I
checked all of the PCs, the server room, the battery backups, and
all of the medical equipment I could think of. Every time I thought
I was getting close, the beep seemed to move somewhere else. It was
driving me nuts!

Finally I gave up on it and figured I’d have to live with it
awhile. As the day progressed, I needed to use the facilities. (So,
is that how do you say, “I had to go to the bathroom” nice?) I went
down the hall, turned the corner, and down another hall. It’s
actually quite a distance from my office. Now, can you imagine my
embarrassment, as I’m standing there, minding my own business, when
I hear “beep” again...

It was my cell phone, telling me my sweet wife had called almost 2
hours earlier...

C’mon, I’ve only had the phone a couple of weeks!

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

May you and your family have a wonderful, blessed Merry
Christmas. I enjoy your list so much. Thanks for all the ideals you

".. and a child shall lead them." Doesn't it make you good to know
some of what you're trying to teach your kids is sinking in? RE:
Son #3 dressing for Jesus' birth. I really get a kick out of puns,
so really enjoyed joke 3. Happy New Year.
~Linda B


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