”Larry! Come here!” said his furious mother, putting the telephone down, ” I’ve just had a call from Mrs. Harrison about your behavior to her Doris at the school dance last night. You wretched, rude boy!”
”I was nice to her, Mum, really I was!” protested the youth.
”I even paid her a compliment when we had a dance.”
”Did you, indeed?” said his mother grimly, “And what exactly did you say?”
”I said, Gosh, Doris, you sweat less than any fat girl I’ve ever danced with!”
2.The Fourth Element
Teacher: What are the four element of nature?
Student: Fire, air, earth, and… and …
Teacher: And what? Just think it over, what do you wash your hands with?
Once, late at night, an Englishman came out of his room into the corridor of a hotel and asked the servant to bring him a glass of water. The servant did as he was asked. The Englishman re-entered his room, but a few minutes later he came into the corridor again and once more asked the servant for a glass of water. The servant brought him another glass of water. Every few minutes the Englishmen would come out of his room and repeat his request. After a half-hour the astonished servant decided to ask the Englishman what he was doing with the water. “Nothing,” the Englishman answered imperturbably, “It’s simply that my room is on fire.”
一天晚上，一个英国人从他住的旅店房间里走出来。来到走廊上，叫旅店的服务员给他拿一杯水来。服务员按他的要求做了。英国人回到了他的房间里，几分钟后 他又来到走廊上，让服务员再给他送一杯水。服务员又给他送了一杯水。每隔几分钟。英国人就走出房间重复他的要求。 半小时之后．这位感到惊讶的服务员决定问问房客要这些水干什么，英国人不谎不忙地回答：”没什么．只不过是我的房间里起火了。“