It’s not always easy to make yourself understood. Depending on the situation, people might misinterpret what you’re saying and take things the wrong way. Even when we try to be as clear as possible, something is always bound to be misunderstood – this story is a hilarious example of just that!
Getting your meaning across isn’t always easy. I think we’ve all had our fair share of misunderstandings and miscommunications – they’re a fact of life. Sometimes the consequences can be catastrophic, sometimes they can be hilarious, and sometimes they can be both – this is one such story!
A married couple receives a shocking call from a company, and the husband storms to their offices to confront them. The last line made me double over with laughter!
John comes home from work one afternoon. Just as he walks through the front door, his blonde wife Carol runs up to him and throws her arms around his neck.
“My love, I have great news!” she says. “My period is a month overdue. I think we’re going to have a baby! The doctor gave me a test today, but until we find out for sure, we can’t tell anybody.”
They kiss passionately, and she had never been happier to feel his stubble brush against her skin.
John is overjoyed at hearing the good news, and they celebrate by going to a nice restaurant and having a great evening together.
The next day, his wife receives a telephone call.
The voice at the other end of the line asks, “Hello, am I speaking to Mrs. Wilson?”
“Yes, this is Carol speaking.”
“This is the Atlanta Electric Company. It has come to our attention that you’re a month overdue.”
“Wait a minute… How do YOU know?” stammers Carol.
“Well, ma’am, it’s in our files!” says the AEC guy, confused by the woman’s question.
“What are you saying? It’s in your files?! HOW?”
“Well, madam, we have a system for finding out who’s overdue.”
“GOD! This is just too much. Let me talk to my husband about this tonight. He will speak with your company tomorrow.”
That night, Carol tells John about the call, and he, mad as a bull, rushes to the AEC office the next morning.
“What’s going on here? You have it on file that my wife is a month overdue?! What business is that of yours?” he shouts.
“Just calm down,” says the lady at the reception at the AEC, “It’s nothing serious. All you have to do is pay us.”
John replies indignantly, “PAY you? And if I refuse?”
“Well, in that case, sir, we’d have no option but to cut yours off.”
“Cut mine off?!? And what would my wife do then?” the husband asks.
“I don’t know. I guess she’d have to use a candle!”
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