MSM 153 Snow Day!



The science graduate asks, “Why does it work?” The engineering graduate asks, “How does it work?” The accounting graduate asks, “How much does it cost?” The liberal arts graduate asks, “Would you like fries with that?”
Jail Time
A woman was arrested for shop lifting. When she went before the judge he asked her, “What did you steal?” She replied: “A can of peaches.” The judge asked her why she had stolen them and she replied that she was hungry. The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied 5. The judge then said, “I will give you 5 days in jail.” Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something. The judge said, “What is it?” The husband said, “She also stole a can of peas.”

A man who was just married was flying to the Florida Keys for a business trip. His new bride was to accompany him the next day. When he got there he E-mailed his wife to let her know he made it there safely. When he sent the E-mail, he mistyped the address. In Boston, a grieving widow, whose husband has recently passed away, receives the E-mail. She reads it, screams, and faints. Hearing her grandmothers cry, the widow’s 18-year-old granddaughter runs into the living room to see the computer on with a message. It reads: Dear love, Just got here. Preparing for your arrival tomorrow. Can’t wait to see you. Love, Me P.S. Sure is hot down here.

On Our Mind:

Snow Days!!!

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*stardiverr oh. my. RT @gjmueller: Belly button bacteria, in full bloom #scichat
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