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FullySprinklered

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A fellow came down with a bad case of hemorrhoids and didn't know what to do. He talked it around among his friends in search of a cure.
"We always use tea leaves" said one of his friends, so the unfortunate gentleman gave it a try. He packed his butt-crack full of tea leaves and waddled around for a couple of days to no avail. The discomfort just got worse.

He finally bit the bullet and went to the doctor. Doctor says" Yep, you got a bad case of the piles. Stop by Walgreens and get yourself some ointment and suppositories. Things should be looking better in a couple of days. And, oh by the way, you're going on a long journey."


This is from an Elmore Leonard novel.
 

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quote; This is from an Elmore Leonard novel.

Whew. That's a relief. I thought this might be your own feeble misguided attempt at humor.

That's coming from someone who hasn't had a good laugh since Roosevelt was president.

Teddy Roosevelt.
 

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Hmm, this was not a funny joke. That , or I didn't get the punchline.
The point was that the friend wanted to use fortune telling techniques by reading the person's tea leaves, but the hemorrhoid sufferer misinterpreted..

I trust you did not do a spit-take after the reading the explanation.
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Hi Reach,
Oh I see, now.
The doctor reads tea leaves.
Ok, that deserves a chuckle.

Thank you
 
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If the person had asked if he would find relief, that might have been better. That way he would be asking for a forecast.
 

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Hmmmm.

> Man: My pipe fitting is leaking.
> Friend: You should use dope.
> Man: I used dope, but now it's worse.
> Friend: Ok don't mess with it! I'll fix it for you. And by the way, here are some potato chips for your munchies.

It's "funny" because the friend intended to recommend pipe dope, which is something that makes sense to remedy the problem of a leaking pipe, but the man comically misunderstood and used marijuana.

Now let's look at an analog to the tea leaves "joke":

> Man: My pipe fitting is leaking.
> Friend: You should use elephants.
> Man: I used elephants, but now it's worse.
> Friend: Remember, "elephants never forget"!

This makes no sense because there is no relation between the problem (leaking pipe) and elephants.
 

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The "explanations" are getting worse than the original "joke", and making even less sense.

My pipe fitting is leaking even though I used pipe thread tape.
"Dope"
Isn't tape just as good?
I wasn't referring to the threads.
 
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