Saturday, July 18, 2009

I'm a Big Reader

My mom sent me a funny joke the other day, made even funnier by the fact that my mom RARELY forwards anything. She might pass on news of friends or families, but she doesn't have time to waste with silly emails.


Never Argue with a Woman

One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.

She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book.

The peace and solitude are magnificent.

Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat.

He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'

'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'

'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.

'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.

'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.'

'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads.

It's likely she can also think.


Janna Qualman said...

I love it! I'll have to remember that, should I ever decide to take the boat out alone. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this up!

JLC said...


I actually took a game warden class while in college. There were only three women in a class of 30 students. *wiggles eyebrows*

Melanie Avila said...

You are one smart lady.

*waggles eyebrows*

Natasha Fondren said...

Hah! I read that one before, but it was just as hilarious this time. That one is priceless!

Melanie Avila said...


Nadine said...

LOL - Love it!!

It's funny cause we were on a boat in a bay the other day that is a reserve and we were told that we could be fined because there were fishing poles on the boat. But we weren't using them.

I wish I'd had the comeback from this joke! LOL

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, that's hilarious! I wonder how they'd take it?

colbymarshall said...

LOVE IT! My new favorite ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is great. Truly. :)

Melanie Avila said...

I'm glad you both like it!

Frank Marcopolos said...

Why would anyone do something as foolish as arguing with a woman? The right answer is always, "I'm sorry." Or maybe, "You're right."

Robin said...

That is just awesome! Love it!

Penguin said...

Cute, but as a fisherman I know the DNR cannot hassle you if your poles are not in the water.

Melanie Avila said...


Penguin, that's good to know. :)