There were these two elderly people living in a Florida mobile home park. He was a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years. Now, one evening there was a community supper at the activity centre. These two were at the same table, across from one another. As the meal went on, he made a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered up his courage to ask her, “Will you marry me?”
After a dramatic pause and precisely six seconds of careful consideration, she answered, “Yes. Yes, I will.”
The meal ended and after a few more pleasant exchanges, they went to their respective places.
Next morning, he was troubled. “Did she say ‘yes’ or did she say ‘no’?”
He couldn’t remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. Not even a faint memory. With trepidation, he went to the telephone and called her.
First, he explained to her that he didn’t remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening. As he gained a little more courage, he inquired of her, “When I asked if you would marry me, did you say ‘yes’ or did you say ‘no’?”
He was delighted to hear her say that she said “yes, yes I will” and that she meant it with all her heart.
Then she continued, “And I am so glad that you called, because I couldn’t remember who had asked me.”
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) We must polish the Polish furniture.
3) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
4) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
5) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
6) I did not object to the object.
7) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
8) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
9) They were too close to the door to close it.
10) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
Compiled by Usama Rasheed