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Don’t Mess With Old People July 12, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Joke.

Two businessmen in a new shopping mall were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be shop . . .

As yet, the shop wasn’t ready, with only a few shelves set up.


Gregory said, “Any minute now some pensioner is going to walk by, put their face to the window, and ask what we’re selling.”

No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious old woman walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked:

“What are you selling here?”

In a voice dripping with sarcasm, Alfred replied, “We’re selling ass-holes.”

Without skipping a beat, the old dear nodded, “Must be doing well.  Only two left.”

Aah . . . that’s better!

 Source:  e-mail from unknown author (sent by Granny1947)



1. Jill Weatherholt - July 12, 2014

Ha ha! That is better! Thanks for the laugh, Nancy! 🙂

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Nothing like a snappy comeback to put “young whippersnappers” in their place. 😎

2. bluebee - July 12, 2014

Love it 🙂

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

I can hear “Maxine” now.

3. Silver in the Barn - July 12, 2014


nrhatch - July 12, 2014

We must respect our elders . . . they iz bad! 😎

4. kateshrewsday - July 12, 2014

Oh, for wit like that….

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Sharp, cut to the chase, wit. Tomorrow’s post will be the same with an 82 year old gent sharing his quick wit.

5. Pix Under the Oaks - July 12, 2014

Love it Nancy!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Yay! Glad it tickled your funny bone chakra. Hope CH is going to make you another of those famous pies soon.

6. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - July 12, 2014

Greatness! I wish I was that witty – and fast with a comeback! LOL

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Nothing like a snappy comeback fired out without hesitation. 😎

7. ericjbaker - July 12, 2014

Reminds me of about a year ago when I honked at a car in front of me for not going when the light turned green. Turned out to be an elderly woman driving. She glared at me via her side view mirror and very plainly mouthed “Shut up!”

I never felt better being told off and laughed the rest of the way to work. You go, girl!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Bwahaha! The privileges of age. Glad you responded with mirth and not mayhem.

8. Crowing Crone - July 12, 2014

awesome answer! Never mess with little old ladies.

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Exactly. Or little old men ~ tomorrow’s post will be the perfect match for this old gal.

9. colonialist - July 12, 2014

Ah, souls!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Tomorrow’s post with be a quick witted comment from a gentleman of a “certain age.”

colonialist - July 12, 2014

I can’t wait!

10. livelytwist - July 12, 2014

And I guess she walked away with her head held high 🙂

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

And she might have left them smiling in her wake.

11. valleygrail - July 12, 2014

Cool reply! I love spunk!!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Me too!

12. diannegray - July 12, 2014

LOL! Smart lady 😀

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Being outspoken is often an unexpected perk of getting older.

13. Barbara - July 12, 2014

Love it! She was quick witted with her reply…..don’t mess with old folks!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Glad you enjoyed, Barb. Tomorrow’s post is in the same vein.

14. Eric Tonningsen - July 12, 2014

The chronologically gifted… They’re wise and too oft underestimated. This is wonderful!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Glad you enjoyed. Here’s to the chronologically gifted!

15. Patricia - July 12, 2014

Love it! \O/ old people.

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Like fine wine, may we continue to improve with age.

Patricia - July 13, 2014

As long as we don’t let any one cause us to blow our cork we will be fine.

nrhatch - July 13, 2014

Excellent point ~ we don’t want to pop our corks like Champagne.

16. jannatwrites - July 13, 2014

Hehe… snappy reply! Old people can be funny because they are more apt to say what’s on their mind 🙂

nrhatch - July 13, 2014

I like being around toddlers and tiny tots for the same reason ~ they don’t filter their thoughts. Art was right, :Kids say the darnedest things.”

17. Three Well Beings - July 15, 2014

Keeping cool and volleying the insult right back! Perfect!

nrhatch - July 15, 2014

Even when e-mails like this are marked “true story,” I realize they’ve been embellished or sanded down to be a creative vehicle. That said, the sign of a good joke to me is one that “rings true” ~> we can see the situation happening as described.

The same goes for any fiction novel ~> the characters need internal consistency.

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