Friday, April 9, 2010
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VASE AND A VASE
These flowers deserve a WATERFORD vase!
When my precocious great-nephew was about ten years old, he was at Elder-Beerman with my niece and as she was looking at dishes, he was looking at the Waterford collection, but she was listening to the following exchange: when he asked the clerk to see a particular piece of Waterford the clerk told him that he was too young to handle the piece. He told her that his Aunt Sue always let him handle her Waterford because his eyes were good and he could see the hallmarks.
He told the clerk that HE was thinking about getting the vase for his aunt! She asked, in astonishment, "YOU are going to buy it?" He then asked the clerk the question which has become a family saying:
"Do you know the difference between a VAHSE and a VAYSE?" The clerk was too stunned to answer as he gave the punch line: