Saturday, May 13, 2006

Connie’s Joke

Fred Chung came to America and realized his dream. After just a few years, he had opened his own restaurant in a little shopping area in town. His place was popular, he made friends with the other retailers up and down the street, and he prospered. So he decided it was time to wed, and he sent to China for a bride in the traditional way.

A marriage was arranged. A lovely and traditional young woman arrived from Szechuan Province to be his wife and helpmeet. His happiness was complete.

Several years after he married, a long-time customer told him a shocking thing: his wife was having an affair with Chaim Goldstein, who owned the tailor and dry cleaning shop just three doors down the street.

Impossible! He couldn’t believe it. He wouldn’t believe it. He swore that he wouldn’t bring it up. But as soon as he arrived home that evening and saw her, he burst out: “Are you having an affair with Chaim Goldstein the Tailor?”

His wife looked him straight in the eye and said, “What are you, meshugee? What momzer told you that?”

Courtesy of Connie Flemming, Stonehenge Productions. Yiddish-impaired? Check here. A bi gezunt!

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