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What A Circus! May 28, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

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?”


“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.)


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


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.


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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