Friday, May 1, 2009

Pig Jokes

My boss’s husband thinks he has swine flu. So not kidding. The boss and I have getting our kicks teasing him a little. Okay, a lot.

I asked how he was feeling when he called this morning.

"Horrible! This swine flu is terrible . . "

I said, "You have swine flu? In a pig's eye!"

"I’m not kidding! I’ve had this fever for days."

"Well," I assured him, "It’ll break and you’ll be sweating like a pig soon enough. Let's just hope you won't make a pig of yourself just because you're ill."

"You’re not as funny as you think," he tells me.

"Aww, pearls before swine, I tell ya," I respond.

The boss, meanwhile, is doing her devoted wifely duties by leaning against the wall and seizing with laughter.

He finally gets sick of my shenanigans and asks if his wife is available.

"Well, she’s snorting with laughter at the moment. Heh, heh. Snorting. Get it?"

He hung up.

Now I’m Googling "pig and swine idioms" so I’ll be ready when he calls again. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun mocking sick people.


Karen said...

That poor guy! I mean, If I heard the conversation, I'd be laughing right there with you, so I guess I don't feel so bad for him... Too funny.

Celestial Soldier said...

I have a friend who has been sick for the past few days, so I asked her if she is going to see a vet in the morning.

Luckily, she found it funny.

Mrs. B. Roth said...

I am a girl who truly appreciates a good (er, bad?) pun.

My husband was sick Wednesday, went to work yesterday, with people asking if he'd been kissing pigs.

"She was a generous lover."

My husband is weird.

Kristina P. said...

I don't even think this is worse than regular flu!

Darn that Mario Lopez! (Shakes fist at the sky.)

Kim said...

"She was a generous lover."Are you kidding me? I'm sore from the giggles over here.

Dale said...


That was a funny blog post. (But then aren't they all?)

I needed a good laugh.