Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My So Called Dad

My dad made me laugh today....we have the same puerile and sarcastic sense of humour and more often than not these days its the frequency of senile moments which has me in stitches, his joke telling is usually about as successful as a Tommy Cooper magic trick and not usually for the ears of the young and innocent like my good self.

While watching Are You Smarter Than a Ten Year Old? (I know but he’s retired and I’m unemployed) a contestant was asked a question which involved knowing numbers in French. Dad, who took some classes several years ago, dutifully rattled off 1-20 in French ( I think I was supposed to be impressed) and I said ‘but what about in German?’ dad paused a moment before retorting with Vun, Too, Sree, Vour etc….ala Allo Allo...poor old dad, growing up in the 50's what chance did he really have…Larry Grayson, Benny Hill and Tommy Cooper….I rest my case.

3 comments:

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

We have a show called Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader, guess it is very similar.

Emma said...

I believe so....and I'm wondering if the contestants across the pond are even more clueless than the ones on our version.....hmm maybe I should get out more and worry less

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I agree to worry less is good.