My Cousin Simon’s sense of Humour

On March 4th, 2008 I had a message on Genes Reunited which brought me a new family. A long story which will bear telling elsewhere or later.

This message was from my (new) half second cousin (if that is what one calls the son of my fathers (unknown) half nephew). From Time to time I send Simon a funny or two.

Today I received this…please spread the word…

Far far away in the tropical waters of the Caribbean , two prawns were swimming around in the sea – one was called Justin and the other called Christian.

The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks that inhabited the area.

Finally, one day, Justin said to Christian, “I’m fed up with being a prawn; I wish I was a shark, and then I wouldn’t have any worries about being eaten.”

A large, mysterious cod appeared and said, “Your wish is granted.”

Lo and behold, Justin turned into a shark.

Horrified, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by his old mate.

Time passed (as it does) and Justin found life as a shark boring and lonely.

All his old mates simply swam away whenever he came close to them.

Justin didn’t realize that his new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight.

While swimming alone one day, he saw the mysterious cod again and he thought perhaps the mysterious fish could change him back into a prawn.

He approached the cod and begged to be changed back, and, lo and behold, he found himself turned back into a prawn.

With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes, Justin swam back to his friends and bought them all a cocktail.

(The punch line does not involve a prawn cocktail – it’s much worse).

Looking around the gathering at the reef, he realized he couldn’t see his old pal.

“Where’s Christian?” he asked.

“He’s at home, still distraught that his best friend changed sides to the enemy and became a shark,” came the reply.

Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture, he set off to Christian’s abode.

As he opened the coral gate, memories came flooding back.

He banged on the door and shouted, “It’s me, Justin, your old friend, come out and see me again.”

Christian replied, “No way man, you’ll eat me. You’re now a shark, the enemy, and I’ll not be tricked into being your dinner.”

Justin cried back, “No, I’m not. That was the old me. I’ve changed……….”
I’ve found Cod. I’m a Prawn again, Christian.


6 Responses to “My Cousin Simon’s sense of Humour”

  1. Ursula Says:

    Magpie, anything that makes me laugh – or think – is good. All I want now is one of those 70’s retro prawn cocktails, always a little heavy on the sauce.


  2. Annb Says:

    You’re got to be coding!

  3. magpie11 Says:

    I shudder at the thought of a prawn cocktail in classic 70’s style. I actually know where they still have them on the me an’ you….apparently some people still like them.

    Not coding, maybe codling….

  4. Rummuser Says:

    Magpie, at this rate, I will die a premature death choking with laughter. This is too funny not to be shared with the world. I shall do my bit. Thanks and keep them coming.

  5. Magpie11 Says:

    Will try!

  6. Marianna Says:

    Love it! One of my hopes is to get better at “punning!”

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