Super power line 超级电线

Super power line
During the recent blackout in New York city, my sister’s phone at the ferry company kept ringing as people inquired about service. One caller asked if the ferry was running.

  “Yes,” she answered.

  “How? There’s been a power failure in New York!” said the caller.

  “Don’t worry,” said my sister. “Our ferry’s plugged into the New Jersey side!”



纽约市最近的一次停电中,我那在渡轮公司上班的姐姐的电话是响个不停,因为人们想了解渡轮的服务相关问题。 一个打电话来的人问渡轮还开不开。







A Smuggle

The suspicious-looking man drove up to the border, where he was greeted by a sentry. When the guard looked in the trunk, he was surprised to find six sacks bulging at the seams.

  ”What‘s in here?” he asked.

  ”Dirt,” the driver replied.

  ”Take them out,” the guard instructed. “I want to check them.”

  Obliging, the man removed the bags, and sure enough, each one of them contained nothing but dirt. Reluctantly, the guard let him go.

  A week later the man came back, and once again, the sentry looked in the truck.

  ”What‘s in the bags this time?” he asked.

  ”Dirt, more dirt.” said the man.

  Not believing him, the guard checked the sacks and, once again, he found nothing but soil.

  The same thing happened every week for six months, and it finally became so frustrating to the guard that he quit and became a bartender. Then one night, the suspicious-looking fellow happened to stop by for a drink. Hurrying over to him, the former guard said, “Listen, pal, drinks are on the house tonight if you‘ll do me a favor: Just tell me what the hell you were smuggling all that time.”

  Grinning broadly, the man leaned close to the bartender‘s ear and whispered, “Cars.”

















Never out of stock


When I overheard one of my cashiers tell a customer, “We haven‘t had it for a while, and I doubt we‘ll be getting it soon,” I quickly assured the customer that we would have whatever it was she wanted by next week. After she left, I read the cashier the riot act.

  ”Never tell the customer that we‘re out of anything. Tell them we‘ll have it next week,” I instructed her. “Now, what did she want?”





我无意中听到一个收银员对一名顾客说,“这个我们已经有些日子没货了,我怀疑我们能不能很快上货”。 我迅速地向那顾客保证说不管她想要什么,我们下周就会有货。 在顾客离开之后,我看到收银员的到极不自然的反应。



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