Bananas with Brandy & Cream.

Friday 22nd July 2011

“Daddy, read this bit.” He says climbing onto my bed, handing me his Geronimo Stilton book.

I have barely had my eyes open 5 seconds. I woke up to my son, Zephyrus, & my wife, Mistral, reading in his bedroom so I know what is coming.

“A family of little tomatoes is walking down the street and Dad notices that the little tomato is lagging behind, so he yells ketchup!” I read though sleep deprived eyes.

We both force out a little laugh, which isn’t easy to do convincingly.

“Why didn’t the lobster share his plankton with his Dad? Because he was a little shellfish!” I said shifting the book to the other hand in the hope of better focus.

“I don’t get it.” He said with a confused experention on his face.

“Shellfish – selfish?” I prompt.

“Oh yeah…Now read this one.” He demands.

I read on.

“What did the banana says to the judge? I’ll be sure to win my case on a-peel!” I read with a confused look on my face.

“I don’t get it.” He repeated.

Now, what I wanted to say was;

Well, as part of the judicial system that has been refined over many years with success, every defendant is entitled to request a recourse whereby he or she can ask for review from a higher tribunal, a.k.a. ‘an appeal’. That said, the joke is a play on the word ‘appeal’ juxtaposed with the word ‘peel’, as in banana.

Instead I said;

“Yeah, that ones a bit more difficult…” I told him. “…let’s just call that a rubbish joke for kids.”

“Yeah.” He said happy with my answer.

My bad. 😉


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3 Responses to Bananas with Brandy & Cream.

  1. Stef says:

    Agreed – that *is* a rubbish joke for kids!

    By contrast, your bananas look lovely…. I don’t desire alcohol often, but those look pretty smashing…

  2. Mistral Zagni says:

    This is always a yummy dessert for those old bananas.

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