Shaggy Dog Stories

Until today I have never heard of the term ‘Shaggy Dog Story’

I had a great uncle who used to tell a few, but I can never repeat them as well as he could, and I had no idea they had a name!

My favourite was one about a bird, so I will try write it out.  Maybe my rendition will be better in writing?

While you are waiting…… here’s one I found earlier that made me giggle;

A frog walks into a bank and asks to see a personal advisor about a loan. The personal advisor, a Miss Patricia Black, sits him down and asks how much he wants to borrow.
“£15,000″ says the frog
“I see”, says Miss Black, “And do you have any collateral to cover this loan?”
“Yes”, says the frog and hands over a small pink pottery elephant
“Erm, have you anything else, this probably won’t be enough.”, says Miss Black
“I think that will be sufficient,” says the frog.
“Well, I would have to check with the manager but I find it unlikely”, she says.
“Oh I see, well be sure to mention my name when you ask him, it’s Kermit, Kermit Jagger. Does the name mean anything to you?” says the frog
“Not really Mr Jagger, but if you would like to wait here I will be back in a moment.” says Patricia. With that she goes to see the manager.
“I have a frog called Kermit Jagger outside who wants to borrow £15,000 using this as collateral.” she says.
The manager looks at the elephant and says “okay then.”
“But it’s £15,000!” protests Miss Black, “What on earth is that thing if it can be used as collateral for a £15,000 loan?”
The manager sighs, hands back the elephant and says, “It’s a nick-nack Patti Black, give the frog a loan, his old man’s a Rolling Stone.”

A very shaggy dog in the snow

A very shaggy dog in the snow

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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27 Responses to Shaggy Dog Stories

  1. Grannymar says:

    😆 I have not heard that version before. Now I am wondering idf it was one of my uncles? I have a couple in mind who told tall tales. Joseph convinced us that he fought the Great Fire of London, all on his own!!!

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  2. Maxi says:

    Cute story, my laugh for the day.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

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  3. I’ve never heard the term “Shaggy dog Story”.
    What exactly makes a “Shaggy dog Story” a “Shaggy dog Story” ?

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  4. Leanne Cole says:

    I love the shaggy dog in the snow best.

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  5. Al says:

    That is one funny, funny story! OK, here goes, but remember, you started it.

    One day a man was reading the paper and read that due to an recent discovery that moss could be used to make an important vaccine, the pharmaceutical companies were offering a lot of money for people who would collect and bring them moss. The man, down on his luck, immediately began to go around picking up moss. He soon realized that he was not going to get rich unless he could get around faster to find more moss. Not having any money to buy a vehicle, he decided that he would steal the roan pony that lived on a farm near him so he could find moss much faster. One night he stealthily made his way into the farm, jumped on the pony and off he went. To his dismay, the pony was so excitable that every time the man saw some moss, the pony would just keep on galloping before the man could pick it up. He ended up getting even less moss than when he was walking.

    Moral: A stolen roan gathers no moss.

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