So, I had a small list of projects to complete on Labor Day. They had all been addressed to my satisfaction by mid-afternoon. Thereafter, I determined that I was going to slow down and intentionally try and enjoy the remainder of the holiday.
Accordingly, I made my way to our back yard and stretched out in our hammock. It was then that I noticed all of the abundance of wildlife – squirrels, hummingbirds, insects, and the like.
One thing that specifically grabbed my attention was a pair of robins. I realize this may sound a little strange; but as I watched them, I declare that I could almost hear them speaking to one another. Their conversation unfolded something like this…
"I'm really hungry," said the first one.
"Me, too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch."
They flew to the ground, and found a nice plot of grass full of worms. As I watched, they ate and ate and ate until they could obviously eat no more.
"I'm so full I don't think I can fly back up to the tree," said the first one.
"Me neither. Let's just lay here and bask in the warm sun for a while," said the second.
"Sounds good," said the first.
Thereupon, they just plopped down, basking in the sun.
And then, no sooner than they had fallen asleep, my wife’s cat snuck up and gobbled them up!
As she sat there cleaning her face after her delicious meal, she looked up at me and said, "I just love baskin' robins!"
Note: Obviously, everything after paragraph four above took place only in dreams. But I did enjoy a good nap. And after all, isn't that the purpose of a day such as today?
As citizens of the greatest nation in history, most of us work hard day by day. As well we should. But every so often, it is appropriate to take a little time and relax as we celebrate the fruits of our labor throughout the remainder of the year. I’m glad I was able to do so this Labor Day. I hope you were able to as well.
And I hope you had a good laugh also. Now, go on and get yourself some ice cream to close out the summer! You know you just love it!
SOURCE: Ventriloquist Dan Willinger has a whole page of jokes made famous by Bill Demar, including the one I used above: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com/bill_demar_joke