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What A Circus! May 28, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.
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A husband and wife who work at a circus, go to an adoption agency.

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Social workers there raise doubts about their suitability to bring up the boy that they want.

The couple produce photos of their 50 foot motor home, which is equipped with a beautiful nursery.

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The social workers then are doubtful about the education that the child would get.

“We’ve arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual , along with French, Mandarin and computer skills.”

Then there are doubts about raising a child in a circus environment.

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“Our nanny is an expert in pediatric welfare and diet.”

Satisfied at last, the social workers ask, “What age child are you hoping to adopt?”

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“It doesn’t really matter, as long as he fits into the cannon”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source: Β E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

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1. Tippy Gnu - May 28, 2016

I hope whatever child they got, he possessed just the right caliber for the job.

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

Haha . . .

Once they mentioned the cannon, one of the social workers went ballistic. “You’ll get a child over my dead body.”

The prospective parents shrugged, “Oh, well, it was worth a shot in the dark.”

2. Under the Oaks - May 28, 2016

LOL! LOL!

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

As a kid, did you ever threaten to run away with the circus? I thought the circus would be great ~> a steady diet of cotton candy, snow cones, and candy apples.

Under the Oaks - May 28, 2016

No, I never threatened to run away with the circus. Clowns kinda freak me out… πŸ˜€ But state fair food makes me a happy person… πŸ˜€

3. livelytwist - May 28, 2016

Ha ha ha! πŸ™‚

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

I’m guessing they will NOT be adopting a child from that agency.

livelytwist - May 28, 2016

True that!

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

Serves them right . . . for clowning around. : D

4. granny1947 - May 28, 2016

Thanks for the laugh and the support!

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

You’re in for a tough few weeks, but it will get better. In time.

granny1947 - May 28, 2016

Yep, I know. Now I am off to dream land. Nite nite.

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

Sleep restoreth.

5. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com - May 28, 2016

Love it!

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

This punch line provides a resounding *BANG*

6. Val Boyko - May 28, 2016

Great punch line Nancy! Hope your weekend is going well πŸ’›

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

So far, so good. We went for a 3 mile walk on the beach before the crowds (and clouds) rolled in. Now we’re just chilling!

Have a good one.

Val Boyko - May 28, 2016

Sounds like a lovely way to begin a Holiday weekend!

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

Here’s hoping it’s a star-spangled weekend.

7. diannegray - May 28, 2016

Haaaa! I love it, and the continuing puns in the comments. I tried to think of one, but I think you’ve covered them all πŸ˜€

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

Well, you gave it a shot!

8. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - May 28, 2016

Did not see that one coming πŸ˜€

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

A bit of circus magic!

9. anotherday2paradise - May 28, 2016

The comments are almost as good as the post, Nancy. I guess the parents didn’t get their cannon fodder. πŸ˜• Clowns also freak me out. It’s called coulrophobia.

nrhatch - May 28, 2016

Haha! Yes, no fodder for them! Clowns can be quite freaky . . . but I have never heard the word coulrophobia.

10. timkeen40 - May 29, 2016

This is awesome. Knowing the common sense workings of government, they probably got the child.

Tim

nrhatch - May 29, 2016

The kid might LOVE life in the circus . . . especially being a human cannonball.

11. Carol Ferenc - May 29, 2016

Stop! The post is hilarious but these comments are killing me! Still laughing.

nrhatch - May 29, 2016

Glad you got a kick out of these punny comments.

12. L. Marie - May 30, 2016

Didn’t see that coming! πŸ™‚ Hilarious!

nrhatch - May 30, 2016

Glad you enjoyed. Hope you’re having a relaxing Memorial Day weekend.

13. Tammy - May 30, 2016

God bless those willing to take on the children who need them. I know this is meant as humor but really, it’s such a big issue here. Happy weekend.

nrhatch - May 30, 2016

Thanks, Tammy. Older kids aren’t as readily adopted as babies and tiny tots. It’s great when they find a “forever home.”

14. Bun Karyudo - May 30, 2016

Touching story. I hope the circus couple, Mr. and Mrs O’Shay, will be very happy with their new son, Rick.

nrhatch - May 30, 2016

They can bill him as Rick the Trick Brick!

15. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - May 30, 2016

LOL! That was great!!

nrhatch - May 30, 2016

Glad you enjoyed. Hope you’re having a nice L~O~N~G Memorial Day weekend.

16. Debra - May 31, 2016

Years ago a niece in the family literally ran away from home and joined the circus. She met her husband there and they’ve been married 30 years. I guess it’s quite a way of life for some people. I don’t think they shot any of their children out of a cannon. πŸ™‚

nrhatch - June 1, 2016

That’s interesting. The idea of being with a traveling show seems appealing to the gypsy in me. Glad your niece didn’t launch her children “through the air with the greatest of ease.”

17. Tiny - June 1, 2016

The punch line is one of the best – ever! Thanks for the surprise smile, Nancy πŸ˜€

nrhatch - June 1, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it! I get such a kick out of the e-mails Joe sends.


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