: Tall Tales from the Jersey Shore! (Humor)

Tall Tales from the Jersey Shore! (Humor)

The Jersey Shore is now experiencing the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.  In New Jersey that means flooding.  So I share with you this tall tale.  It's an oldie, but goodie.

RainIt had been raining for days and days, and a terrible flood had come over the land. The waters rose so high that one Jersey Shore man was forced to climb onto the roof of his house.


As the waters rose higher and higher, a man in a rowboat appeared, and told the Jersey Shore Roof Dude to get in.

"No," replied the dude on the roof. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me."

So the man in the rowboat went away. The dude on the roof prayed for God to save him.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/0.morguefile.com.mirror/imageData/public/files/k/kconnors/thumb/fldr_2005_04_03/file000767414198.jpgThe waters rose higher and higher, and suddenly a speedboat appeared. "Climb in!" shouted a man in the boat.

"No," replied the roof dude. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me."

So the man in the speedboat went away. Again the roof dude prayed for God to save him.

The waters continued to rise. Suddenly a helicopter appeared and over the loudspeaker, the pilot announced he would lower a rope to the roof dude.

 "No," the roof dude said. "I have faith in the Lord; the Lord will save me."

http://s3.amazonaws.com/0.morguefile.com.mirror/imageData/public/files/k/kconnors/thumb/fldr_2005_04_03/file0002101722599.jpgSo the helicopter went away. And again the roof dude prayed for God to save him.

The waters rose higher and higher, and eventually they rose so high that the dude on the roof was washed away, and alas, the roof dude drowned.

Upon arriving in heaven, the man marched straight over to God.

"Heavenly Father," the roof dude said, "I had faith in you, I prayed to you to save me, and yet you did nothing. Why?"

God gave him a puzzled look, and replied "Roof dude, I sent you two boats and a helicopter, what more did you expect?"

It's Monday, Smile & Share It!


 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 10 commentsLaura Giannotta • August 29 2011 07:37AM

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  Some people just don't recognize help when they get it...:)....Glad you are well and blogging !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 7 years ago

Roof dude wasn't the brightest crayon in the box Laura............great Monday morning starter.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 7 years ago

Hehehe....Gotta keep our eyes open, huh?   So glad you made it through the storm okay.  Feels good to be back online....Ahhhhhh!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) about 7 years ago

Sally & David-I hope I'll recognize it!

Roger-Would you believe Roof dude was based on a real Jersey Shore dude??!!!

Amy-I'm glad ya'll are safe on the Crystal Coastal of North Carolina! 

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 7 years ago

Nothing surprises me any more Laura..........

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 7 years ago

Laura, That is a classic!  A great lesson to never turn down help when you need it!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 7 years ago

Laura - this is funny!  It always helps to laugh - even in the worst of times!  Glad you are safe.

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) about 7 years ago

Laura, I have heard this one before, but it makes a very valid point.  Faith is great, but yoiu need to keep the human side in tact with it also.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 7 years ago
Roof dude must have had his head up his rear end to not have recognized God's saving methods.
Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) about 7 years ago

Sometimes we don't recognize the form that help comes to us. Good story.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 7 years ago

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