Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Best Bar Joke I Have Heard In a Long Time

Several City council members from around the state traveled to the State Capital to attend a special economic summit that was sponsored by the Governor. On their last night in the State Capital six City Council members who attended the summit decided to go out for a night on the town before returning to their homes the following day.

As they walked down the street they saw a fancy nightclub  that had a sign announcing ‘Live Entertainment’. Upon entering the nightclub they saw a ventriloquist on the stage and decided to stay. The club was packed however since the hostess saw their name tags saying they were City Council members she arranged to seat all six at a table near the back of the room.

Within minutes of their arrival the ventriloquist was informed that a group of City Council members had just entered the club.  Immediately the ventriloquist began a routine that involved every joke or humorous story he knew that involved local government and public officials. 

After almost ten minutes of nonstop jokes about government one of City Council members couldn't take it anymore. He stood up from the table, slammed down his drink and shouted as loud as he could “I’ve heard just about enough out of you buddy and your dumb government jokes".

"What makes you think you can stereotype all government officials that way? We work hard for our constituents and we try our best to make the right decisions for the communities we serve. People like you who joke about government and public officials perpetuate the myth that public officials are out of touch with reality, don’t know what they are doing and are dumb. Its comments and jokes like yours that make it impossible for us to gain respect we deserve and discourage other good people from stepping up the plate and running for a local public office.”

The entire room went silent – you could have heard a pin drop. The ventriloquist was now obviously embarrassed by the City Council member's comments.  Slowly he laid his dummy down, stood up and faced the City Council member. He began to offer a sincere, heartfelt apology but the City Council stood back up and cut him off. “Sir, sit back down I wasn’t talking to you I was talking to that little wise cracker sitting on your lap”.  


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