Another kind of chestnut
SHACKLE, in Sydney, Australia
A really funny story seems to live for ever, which is probably why old jokes
are called chestnuts. A comedian once asked," Why tell them new ones when
they're still laughing at the old ones?"
Florida columnist Frank Kaiser's Suddenly Senior weekly newsletter has
given new life to a particularly wizened chestnut, attributing it (to our
surprise) to an Oz newspaper:
From Australia‘s Sydney Morning Herald comes this story of a
central west couple who drove their car to Kmart, only to have their car
break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the
shopping while he fixed the car there in the lot.
The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On
closer inspection, she saw a pair of male legs protruding from under the
chassis. Although the man was in shorts, you could see right up the legs of
his shorts, and his lack of underpants turned his private parts into
glaringly public ones.
Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward, quickly
put her hand UP his shorts and tucked everything back into place.
On regaining her feet she looked across the hood and found herself
staring at her husband who was standing idly by.
The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his head.
It's a good story that must have aroused chuckles from millions of people
around the world.
According to Snopes' Urban Legends, it's been doing the rounds since the late
1950s. It has been attributed to various newspapers, including (since 2001), the
Sydney Morning Herald.
Story first posted
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