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.”