Saturday Smiles



An Aussie truckie walks into an outback cafe’ with a full-grown emu behind him.

The waitress asks them for their orders.

The truckie says, ‘A hamburger, chips and a coke,’ and turns to the emu, ‘What’s yours?’

‘Sounds great, I’ll have the  same,’ says the emu.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order ‘That will be $9.40  please,’ and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change and pays.

The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, ‘A hamburger, chips and a coke.’

The emu says, ‘ Sounds great, I’ll have the same.’

Again the truckie reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. ‘The usual?’ asks the waitress.

‘No, it’s Friday night, so I’ll have a steak, baked potato and a salad,’ says the man..

‘ Same for me,’ says the emu.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, ‘That will be $32.62.’

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. ‘Excuse me mate, how do you manage to always pull the exact change from your pocket every time?’

‘Well, love’ says  the  truckie, ‘a few years ago, I was cleaning out the back shed, and found an old lamp. When I cleaned it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes.

My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.’

‘That’s brilliant!’ says the waitress. ‘Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want, for as long as you live!’

‘That’s right. Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there.’ says the man.

Still curious the waitress asks, ‘What’s with the bloody emu?’

The truckie pauses, sighs, and answers, ‘My second wish was for a tall bird with a big arse and long legs, who agrees with everything I say.


To All My Intelligent Friends

Keep that brain working; try to figure this one out….

See if you can figure out what these seven words all have in common?

1. Banana

2. Dresser

3. Grammar

4. Potato

5. Revive

6. Uneven

7. Assess

Give it another try….

Look at each word carefully.  You’ll kick yourself when you discover the
Answer.  This is so cool…..


No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters….


In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

The human race has one really ettective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain



41 thoughts on “Saturday Smiles

  1. DARN – I flunked the quiz. And here I was thinking I was one of your smart friends. 🙂

    The bar story reminds me of the man who got free drinks everywhere he went because he traveled with a tiny grand piano with a little man who play it. Same genie, only one wish. “And you asked for THAT?” said the bartender. “Well,” the man sheepishly replied, “I guess he thought I asked for an eight inch pianist.”

      1. I’ve been barely containing my frustration for a while now – but haven’t found a “clicky” keyboard I’m willing to pay for. Apparently they are in short supply, so even used ones are pricey, and I can’t type without tactile feedback.

  2. “Beware of what you wish for, you might get an emu”. Good laugh. A man walks into a bar and orders a drink. He soon hears a voice saying: Nice shirt, you look really good. He looks around and can’t see anyone. He calls over the bartender and explains his perplexity. The bartender replies, “It’s the nuts. They are complementary.”

      1. Oh – I must be a real slow learner. I have yet to experience any of that. In fact,, to behonest, I have given up. Cryptic is too cryptic – or I am just too impatient !

      2. I found some online cryptic crosswords, and stupidly wasted half of my day on them IO’d have been much happier writing – but at least I found I could still do them…

      3. They can – my morning ritual is a quick scan of the paper (TRH insists on getting it), read the comics, then absorb myself in unravelling scrambled words and the crossword 🙂

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