Thursday, August 2, 2007

Elderly man and the dam

An elderly man in Queensland owned a large property for several years. He had a dam in one of the lower paddocks where he'd planted some mangoes and avocado trees. It was a beautiful spot. He had the dam done up, made it deep enough for swimming and put some picnic tables down, where he could sit in the shade.

One evening the farmer decided he would go down to the dam. It was a nice sunny evening, with a beautiful Queensland sunset. He decided he would have a look at the dam. He took a 10-litre bucket so he could go down and pick some fruit and bring it back up to the house.

As he came down towards the dam he could hear some laughing. And as he approached, he became aware of the presence of women in the dam. This became quite a concern to him, because the young women were actually skinny-dipping in his dam.

Of course, being a gentleman, he made the women aware of his presence. And the women moved to the deep end of the dam. One of the women shouted out, "We're not coming out until you leave."

The old man frowned. He said, "I didn't come down here to watch you swim naked, or to get you out of the dam naked." Holding the bucket up, he said, "I'm actually just down here to feed the crocodiles."

The moral of the story: old men may walk slowly, but they think fast.

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