Buddy Hackett was one of my favorite comedians. He could get me laughing just looking into the camera. Even when his jokes were mediocre his delivery was classic.
Anyway, I was recently shown an old Buddy Hackett video, and one of the jokes is particularly appropriate here.
So this guy comes up to me and says:
"Can I borrow $3000. I really need it man, my mother, she is very ill, she needs an operation. Insurance will come up short and I need the money. Can you help me?"
Now I know this guy, and he has always had uncontrollable MAS. I know sure as anything he is going to put the money on a custom mandolin. So I tell him:
"No man, your just going to put that money on a custom mandolin. Your going to call up Wiens or someone and get a two pointer or something made for you."
"No, honestly. Its my Mom, she's very ill. I mean it. Besides, I already have the money for the mandolin set aside."