Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Fun: Arrested for Reading?

One morning the husband returns 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, and reads her book.
This picture is from my boat, and now I'll know what
to say if I ever get caught reading in a restricted area! :)
Along comes a 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 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!

Hope this gave you a giggle, and that you have some fun today and find a good book to read. Why not add the title to one of your favorites in the comment line below? We'd all love to hear your favorite fiction!


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  3. I can't pull anything over on you, can I, Swans! lol

  4. LOL!

    What a view from your boat! Hope you are never in a restricted are like in the story, but what a come back she had. :-)

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  5. Walter The Farting Dog----destined to either be a beloved childrens' classic or popular on the school librarians' list of banned books! lol

    One of my favorite children's books: The Crows of Pearblossom. It's out of print, I think, but I love the part where Mrs. Crow goes ballistic on the snake that keeps eating her eggs... poor snake! lol

  6. Loved the joke! The lady was indeed a smart reader. When I was a young full-time working mother reading became an activity I put on the back-burner. Later on, when I would rejoin my husband on the road in a traveling band, I came across a fiction novel during one of our road stops. It was written by Fern Michaels and titled, Texas Rich. Since I was a long ways from my home in Texas and a bit homesick for family, I picked it up and returned to the world of reading books ever since. That book turned out to be the first of a trilogy. I got really wrapped up in the character, Billie Coleman. It seemed to me to be a great story for a movie. I also enjoy Anne Tyler's, Wm. Sommerset Maugham's, Willa Cather's, and May Sarton's novels. Wunderlust by Daniel Steele was another I enjoyed reading. I hope others will list favorite books read and share the fun. My husband once wore a T-shirt that read, "Too Many Books, Not enough Time". So many folks related to that shirt by their comments when ever they saw his shirt.

  7. Thank you Sheila, reading a Texas book when you're kind of homesick for the state---I can relate to that :) I pick up novels located in Wisconsin every now and then. I've also read some located here in South Carolina, and it helps me feel more at home. Your husband's t-shirt slogan says it all!

  8. Thanks, Ferree! Reading is a comfort as well as a healthy distraction for the mind.


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