1.To be on the Safe Side
In a cinema during a performance one of the audience gets up, makes his way along the row of seats and goes out into the foyer（门厅，大厅） . A few minutes later he returns and asks the man sitting at the head of the row:
Excuse me, was it your foot I stepped on when I was going out a moment ago?
Yes, but it doesn‘t really matter. It didn‘t hurt at all.
Oh, no, it isn‘t that. I only want to make sure that this is my row.
2.Talking on the Telephone
Each Sunday the minister called the children to the front of the church while he told them a story. Once he brought a telephone to better illustrate the idea of prayer.
“You talk to people on the telephone and don‘t see them on the other end of the line, right?” he began.
The children nodded yes. “Well, talking to God is like talking on the telephone. He‘s on the other end, but you can‘t see him. He is listening though.”
Just then a little boy piped up and asked, “What‘s his number?”
3.Father and son
Son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a man doesn‘t know his wife until he marries her?
Dad: That happens in every country, son.
Traveler: Can I catch the three o‘clock train to Toronto?
Ticket agent: That depends on how fast you can run. It left fifteen minutes ago.