Trivialis et Jovialis
- Little Tim was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence.
Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, “What are you up to there, Tim?”
“My goldfish died,” replied Tim tearfully without looking up, “and I’ve just buried him.”
The neighbor was concerned. “That’s an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn’t it?”
Tim patted down the last heap of earth, then replied,
“That’s because he’s still inside your cat!”
- A woman phoned her dentist when she received a huge bill.
“I’m shocked!” she complained. “This is three times what you normally charge.”
“Yes, I know,” said the dentist.
“But you yelled so loud, you scared away two other patients.”