Below was sent to me as a joke. I think it’s brilliantly funny. Brilliant in the way Ernesto breaks bad news. Funny in the response to the news. Enjoy.
At dawn the telephone rings, ‘Hello, Senor Rod? This is Ernesto, the caretaker at your country house.’
‘Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?’
‘My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition?’
‘Damn! That’s a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?’
‘My prize thoroughbred is dead?’
‘Are you insane?? What water cart?’
‘What the hell?? Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle??!!’
‘Yes, Senor Rod.”But there’s electricity at the house!! What was the candle for?’
‘WHAT BLOODY FUNERAL??!!’
SILENCE……….. LONG SILENCE……….
‘Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you’re in deep shit!!