1.Now We Run
A priest is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach. After watching the boy’s efforts for some time, the priest moves closer to the boy’s position. He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow, places his hand kindly on the child’s shoulder and gives the doorbell a sold ring. Crouching down to the child’s level, the priest smiles and asks, “And now what, my little man?” The boy replies, “Now we run!”
2.WE HAVEN’T LEFT ANYTHING
Mrs Brown was going out for the day. She
locked the house and tacked a note for the milkman
on the door: “NOBODY HOME. DON’T LEAVE ANYTHING.”
When she got back that night, she found her door broken open and her house ransacked. On the note she had left, she found the following message added:
”THANKS! WE HAVEN’T LEFT ANYTHING!”
布朗太太要外出一天。 她锁好了房门，在门上给送牛奶的人钉了一张便条：“家里没人，请不要留下任何东西！” 她当天晚上回家后发现房间门被撞开，房子被洗劫一空。在她留给送奶人的便条上，她发现被补充了一句：“谢谢！我们什么也没留下！”
3.Americans have a strong sense of humor.
Because everyone has ancestors, family and friends of every possible race, color, creed and national origin, and because sensitivity to such differences has reached unprecedented tenderness in recent years, it is considered rude to tell a joke that perpetuates an ethnic, social, religious, sexual, or racial stereotype. Nevertheless that still leaves plenty of material for humor, such as occupation, political persuasion, or region of origin. For example:
A Texan was boasting to an Arkansan about his ranch. “Why, my ranch is so big,” he said, “that if I start out in my truck in the morning to drive around it, it’s night by the time I get home.” The Arkansan nodded understandingly and said, “Yep. I had a truck like that once.”
The only group detested enough to be a suitable butt for barbed humor is lawyers. Lawyers are unpopular because they’re only consulted in times of distress. Any lawyer joke is sure to draw a laugh.
“Did you hear that medical laboratories have started using lawyers instead of white rats? There are more of them and there are some things even a laboratory rat just won’t do.”
Politicians are also fair game, but since approximately two-thirds of the nation’s congressional representatives are law school graduates, such jokes are really just a subset of the ’lawyer’ canon.