You can’t stamp out bad puns
Wednesday December 30th 2009, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Family

Pizza for Sam’s last night home. The conversation came around to her very tall father’s experiences walking into Shakee’s Pizza in Maryland at 12 years old and having someone automatically stamp his hand, because of his height, as being old enough to buy a beer to go with his pizza, while he was going, huh?

With shrimp, dill, and capers on Sam’s side of the pizza, we got to talking next about spices. “Saffron is the most expensive in the world, and you know what the second most is?” she asked.

“No, what?”




(I being short in this family), “So, if you go into an expensive pizza joint they’ll cardamom?”

She looked at my Richard.  “It is a credit to you that you have stayed married to this for all these years.”  He grinned right back.

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Groan! Happy New Year, anyway. 🙂

Comment by Barbara-Kay 12.31.09 @ 6:48 am

Puns are a bit like cockroaches. You can’t stamp them out, but the fact that something manages to survive for eons even with so many people trying to get rid of it says something!

We’re sending our last non-resident kid off today too.

Comment by LauraN 12.31.09 @ 7:04 am

What a great family moment! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

May you have many many more in the coming year and all the health required to enjoy them fully!

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 12.31.09 @ 7:08 am

Happy, Happy New Year!

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 12.31.09 @ 7:36 am

After reading your last two posts,I was glad to be affirmed that humorous torture is part of my job description as a mother to a soon-to-be-teenager. I hated shopping until she became of this age. Now she stops asking to go, as I see it as a full verbal contact sport with the goal of embarrassment! I keep reminding her, however, that if she hates it that much, she wouldn’t be smiling and giggling when she tells me to stop!

Comment by Andi in WI 12.31.09 @ 7:50 am

Loved it! Thanks for my chuckle of the day. You totally caught me offguard as I was thinking of my favorite recipe with cardamon and rose water.

Happy New Year, Alison. I’m wishing good health for you for 2010.

Comment by Joansie 12.31.09 @ 8:51 am


Comment by sherry in idaho 12.31.09 @ 9:20 am

Just wait. May you be in earshot when her own daughter rolls her eyes and issues such a proclamation, because you know she will…

Comment by Channon 12.31.09 @ 9:31 am

I love it! Puns rule at our house too, and I know they are considered the lowest form of humor, but I’ve always felt that rating was from the folks that just didn’t “get it”!

Happy New Year!!

Comment by Bev 12.31.09 @ 10:19 am

Well, as I understand it, Sherry in Idaho, the bigger the groan, the better the pun. Try a couple of these:

How do witches tell the time?
With witch watches.

How do snowmen get around?
They ride an icicle.

Comment by Don Meyer 12.31.09 @ 10:27 am

Excellent! Your family sounds a lot like mine – but quite a bit taller. Yes, even you.

We often ask one parent whether s/he was compos mentis when they married. Or solemnly sy it’s a good thing they found each other – becaus who else would have them?

Comment by Margo Lynn 12.31.09 @ 12:50 pm

And a Happy New Year to you, too.

Comment by sherry in idaho 12.31.09 @ 5:57 pm

Oh I hope you keep it up for a good long while. Besides, this is sooo much better than last year… right? 😉

Happy New Year to you and yours. xox

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 12.31.09 @ 6:25 pm

Hatty New Year! (And a very Punny one, too!) (Got a new-year’s party hat?)

XXOO –Karen

Comment by Karen L 12.31.09 @ 8:00 pm

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