+3 votes
77 views
in Fun & Humor ☻ by (7.6k points)

A young girl asked her father, "Dad, what's the difference between anger and exasperation?" 
The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." With that the father went to the telephone an dialed a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, "Hello, is Melvin there?" 
The man answered, "There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don't you learn to look up numbers before you dial them?" 
"See," said the father to his daughter. "That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something and we annoyed him. Now watch . . . " The father dialed the number again. "Hello, is Melvin there?" asked the father. 
"Now look here!" came the heated reply. "You just called this number and I told you that there is no Melvin here! You've got a lot of nerve calling again!" The receiver slammed down hard. 


The father turned to his daughter and said, "You see, that was anger. Now I'll show you what exasperation means." He dialed the same number, and when a violent voice roared, "Hello!"
the father calmly said, "Hello, this is Melvin. Have there been any calls for me?" 

3 Answers

TheOtherTink

Wait a minute!

That wasn't just exasperation. The poor man went into an apoplectic seizure after he heard that. :O

Marianne TheOtherTink

Black humour at its finest, T(h)ink - :angel::D ...

Marianne

Lol - a good one, Virginia.

Beware from not laughing too hard, while having tea: I think that some interesting comments will follow - I am looking forward to experiencing one or two more giggles ...

:O:angel::D:D:D

Rooster

Way to go Virginia! :D :D :D

...