A man from Hornlee died and his wife phoned Action Ads to place an obituary. She said, “This is what I want to print: Marius is dead.”
The woman at the newspaper said, “But for R20, you are allowed to print six words.”
The widow answered, “OK. Then print: Marius is dead. Toyota for sale.”
A Knysna customer sent an order to a Cape Town distributor for a large amount of goods. The distributor noticed that the previous bill hadn’t been paid, so he asked his collections manager to leave a voice-mail for them saying, “We can’t ship your new order until you pay for the last one.”
The next day the collections manager received a collect phone call, “Please cancel the order. We can’t wait that long.”
An angel appears at a teacher’s meeting at Knysna High School. The angel tells the Headmaster that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, infinite wisdom, or infinite beauty.
Without hesitating, the Headmaster selects infinite wisdom.
“Done!” says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke and a bolt of lightning.
All the teacher’s heads turn toward the Headmaster who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues whispers, “Say something meaningful.”
The Headmaster sighs and says, “I should have taken the money.”