My son, Gareth, is a insurance broker, and his hobby is ocean fishing. So, every time he goes fishing, takes his cell phone along on the boat. One morning we were drifting about ten miles offshore as Gareth discussed business on the phone. Suddenly his rod bent double, and the reel screamed as line poured off the spool.
Gareth was master of the situation. "Pardon me," he told his customer calmly. "I have a call on another line."
A man visits his elderly father, who lives alone in a small apartment above his store.
"Dad, I really worry about you. You work alone all day in the store and then come up here where you're alone. You really should develop some outside interests."
"Son," he replies, "it's not as bad as it looks. You see, I've got a hobby. I keep bees."
"You keep bees in this tiny apartment? Where could you possibly house them?" asks the son.
"There, over there on the table in a glass jar."
"But those bees will suffocate; that jar has a lid on it."
"What do I care?" says the father. "It's only a hobby."
Two ladies talk:
- I have congratulated my husband with his birthday - I presented him with the set of spoon-baits
- What a great idea and logic idea - your husband has been going to fish every weekend for the last ten years.
- Indeed. But the problem is that he looked at the set of those spoon-baits and asked what it is...
It Sounds Familiar
A young lawyer decided he needed a hobby. Since his buddies talked about sailing, he thought he’d give it a go.
He went to the local boat show and asked a lot of questions. Everything seemed to be going well when he said, “How do you dock the boat?"
The salesman replied, “Well, you really don’t dock the sailboat, you tie it up to a float just beyond the dock. This way you don’t bang up the finish on the craft."
“Well then," the lawyer asked, “How do you get out to the sailboat?"
“Good question." The salesman told him that you can get a small raft and paddle out to the boat, or just walk out to the boat, if you don’t mind getting wet.
“Oh, I get it," the lawyer replied. “It’s Row vs Wade."
What’s Your Hobby?
The doctor finished his examination and asked the patient to step into his office.
"Sit down, Mr. Kaysen. After looking at these test results, I recommend that you have an operation immediately."
The man thought for a moment, "How will this affect my hobby, Doctor?"