Friday, December 21, 2007

This One Never Gets Old

I believe I've written of my sheep joke in the past. You remember - I was out at the Olive Garden with a bunch of friends for Tony Longworth's birthday. He ordered swordfish, took a bite and said it tasted like sheep, to which I said, "You can always send it baaaa-ck." Cue appalled stares and zero laughs.

Well, last night, at the Alberta Liberal Caucus staff holiday party, my hour came 'round at last once again. We were gathered at Langano Skies, an Ethiopian restaurant on Whyte Avenue. Kelly had pre-ordered our meal, asking for "anything but lamb." She reiterated the request to one of the owners, who came by to visit our table.

Of course, I couldn't resist this golden opportunity. I caught Kelly's attention and said, "So you're saying that if any lamb shows up on our table, you're going to send it baaaaa-ck."

I got a couple of actual laughs this time, so the joke is clearly improving with age.

6 comments:

Sean Woods said...

Nicely done.

Alternatively, you could have asked why she happens to be so sheepish about ordering lamb.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame Kelly isn't Hindu, and that at the restaurant she would refuse to eat beef. Then you could say that her dietary choice was noble.

Greg said...

That joke is pretty baaaa-d...

ZeeBride said...

Are you sure the restaurant wasn't fleecing you by hiking up the price of food without lamb?

Sean Woods said...

More likely they were trying to pull the wool over their eyes.

Greg said...

maybe they were feeding you wolf instead...