About me

Contact me

My research




Quote for the Day


You've come to Doug Aberdeen's old pages. In 5 seconds you will taken to my new pages http://sml.nicta.com.au/~daa/

Good Dog

Tom was on the side of the road and noticed a most unusual funeral
procession approaching the nearby cemetery.   A long black hearse was
followed by another long black hearse about 50 feet back. Behind the second
hearse was a solitary man walking a pit bull on a leash. Behind that were
200 men walking single file.

Tom couldn't stand the curiosity. He respectfully approached the man walking
the dog and said "Sir, I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've
never seen a funeral like this.  Whose funeral is it?"

The man replied "Well, that first hearse is for my wife."

Tom asked, "What happened to her?"

The man replied "My dog bit her and she died."

Tom inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?"

The man answered, "My mother-in-law.  She was trying to help my wife when
the dog turned and bit her and she died."

A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passes between the two men.

Tom asks, "Sir, could I borrow that dog?"

The man replied, "Get in line."

The views and opinions expressed on this web page are not necessarily those of NICTA or the Australian National University. Any HTML or image from this page may be copied and re-used freely but must not be sold.
Feedback:Doug.Aberdeen AT anu.edu.au