You Haven’t Got Uncle Ben
“Hello?”, “Hi sweety. This is Daddy.Could you give the phone to your Mommy if she is near the phone?”
“No Daddy. She’s upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Ben.”
After a short pause, Daddy says, “But sweety, you haven’t got an Uncle Ben.”
“Oh yes I have and he’s upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now.”
Short Pause,again. “Ah umm, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the table, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy that Daddy’s car just pulled into the driveway.”
“Okay Daddy, just a minute.”
A few minutes later the little girl comes back to the phone.
“I did it Daddy.”She says.
“And what happened sweety?”Daddy asked.
Well, Mommy screamed, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around. Then she tripped over the carpet, hit her head on the console and now she isn’t moving at all!”
“Jesus Christ! What about your Uncle Ben?”
“He jumped out of the bed all naked, too. He was all scared and he jumped out of the back window and into the swimming pool. But I guess he didn’t know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the floor of the pool and I think he does not breath now.”
Silence…Silence…Silence for a long time…
Then Daddy says,
“Swimming pool? Is this 356-8769?”