Monday, November 29, 2010

"Money" - Pink Floyd

Quick post. 

This made me laugh today --- which makes it priceless & awesome.

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.


One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.

The letter read:

Dear God,

I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension.

Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.

Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope.  Can you please help me?

Sincerely,

Edna

The postal worker was touched.  He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars.

By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.

All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.

It read:

Dear God,

How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.

By the way, there was $4 missing.

I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.

Sincerely,

Edna

43 comments:

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Or else somw kind of miracle-processing fee.

Melissa said...

hilarious!!!

Trish said...

Awesome!

Slomohusky said...

out loud HA! thanks EMZ. Merry Christmas!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Kovas is right, a 4% fee is pretty standard. Better than Ticketmaster.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Must have been active.comthose fee are rediculous!

ajh said...

Very funny!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

bwahahahahaha! lady, give them their money back ;p

Karen R said...

LOL! To your post and Kovas' comment :)

Colleen said...

HAHAHA! Thanks for sharing that!

Aimee said...

Ha ha..awesome!

Pam said...

Ahhhh, the good ol' Postal jokes. Never heard THOSE before! lol

Barefoot Neil Z said...

She probably makes a hefty living sending those sob story letters all over the US. People are such patsy's when it comes to this sort of thing.

Next thing you are going to tell me is there are starving people in 'THird' world countries. What do they think I am, stupid? Everyone knows there are only 2 worlds, USA and North USA... like come on...

jerks.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Happy Monday! Good story!

Carrie said...

That's good!

Emz said...

Pam - what are these "postal jokes" you speak of?! ;)

NEIL - in the house- yay me!! Your comment. Rocks. Where's Canada? North USA?

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Thanks, needed a Monday laugh!

ShutUpandRun said...

LOVE it. Really cute. Didn't see that coming. That Edna.

Caratunk Girl said...

CUTE!! Those bastards.

Sarah said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Love it.

She said I need a goal said...

hahahahahahahahahaahahahahah

ps - I got my winning shirt this week and it's super cool!!

Karen said...

That is SO FUNNY!!! Loved it! thanks for sharing! :0)

Jill said...

She's probably filthy rich after milking all the post office employees. Genius!

Laurie said...

ha ha. good stuff.

Vieve said...

Oh man,I am crying with laughter. That was so funny. I tried to read it to my husband, but couldn't finish the second letter, I was laughing too hard. Thx for that, I needed a good laugh.

Silly Girl Running said...

Hahahahaha! That's hilarious! :)

Johann said...

That is funny! So where do you think I live according to Neil...?

Harold said...

LOL!!! Even God charges a transaction fee :)

Matty O said...

This was a post for the history books! HILARIOUS, I kept thinking how are they gonna get burnt how are they gonna get ... LOL NICE! GO EDNA!

Molly said...

lol!!!!

Chloë said...

haha hilarious! thanks for sharing :]

Marlene said...

BAAHahahahahah, love it!

Jon said...

holy (fill in the blank)!!!!

that is great!

Nitmos said...

They should have then sent her a "bill" from God for...$96.

Kera said...

do you get stressed keeping up meaningful relationships with your 334 friends??? xx

Quinton J said...

lol...I like Kera's comment.

Emz said...

Kera - that's the ONE thing I DON'T stress out about. ;)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

This was awesome, thanks for sharing

Andrew Opala said...

funny!

Petraruns said...

LOVE it. Tx

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Pretty sure Kovas has it figured out.

JenniferLeah said...

someone needs to tell Edna that a stamp costs $4.00 now...poor thing

Emz said...

JL - so freaking true. :)