A Diamond Ring
“Excuse me, sir," the gentleman says to the salesman. “How much is this ring?"
“Ah, that’s a beautiful piece," the salesman replies. “It goes for $10,000."
“My God!" the man exclaimed. “That’s a lot of money!"
“Yes, but a diamond is forever."
“Perhaps," the gentleman replied, “but my marriage won’t last that long!"
"Of course not," said a sympathetic friend.
"Well," retorted Frank, "neither would Jennifer."
Is It True?
The young man at the summer resort, who had become engaged to the pretty girl, received information that led him to question her:
"Is it true that since you came up here you've got engaged to Billy, Ed, George and Harry, as well as me?"
The young lady assumed an air of disdain.
"What is that to you?" she demanded.
"Just this," he replied gently. "If it's so, and you have no objection, we fellows will all chip in together to buy an engagement ring."
"Did you tell them that I attended Bennington and Mt. Holyoke?" she asked in surprise.
"Did you remind them that my family enjoys a particularly high standing in Bar Harbor?"
"Yes, I did."
"And I hope you told them of my considerable interest in the arts."
"Of course," said the young man.
"Then what's this' uncouth' crap all about?" she asked.