Joke's on Me


A writer arrives home to find his house a smoldering wreck, with the fire trucks just leaving. His sobbing, ash-covered wife is standing outside.

“What happened?” the man asks.

“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, and the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the chicken I was frying caught on fire. It went up in second. We've lost everything. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house, the car burned in the garage. And poor Fluffy is--”

“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”

****

Now it's your turn. Who has a great joke about writers to share?

Comments

Joni Rodgers said…
Ha! Love that.

Two writers sitting in a bar.

First writer says, "Whatcha been doing?"

Second writer says, "Working on a novel."

First writers sighs and says, "Yeah, me neither."
Diana Groe said…
I don't know if these qualify as jokes, but my husband sent them to me. Anyone who works with a computer will certainly relate.
In Japan,they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages.
Haiku poetry has strict construction rules. Haiku is used to communicate a timeless message,
often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight
through extreme brevity - the essence of Zen.

Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

The Web site you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

Program aborting:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.

Windows has now crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

First snow, then silence.
This thousand-dollar screen dies
So beautifully.

(HERE'S ONE TO MAKE YOU CRINGE!)
With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.

The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao-until
You bring fresh toner.

Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.

A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.

Having been erased,
The document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank

The Japanese certainly have a way with words, don't they?

Enjoy the weekend,
Diana
www.dianagroe.com
These are great! Let's keep 'em coming!

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