It’s seldom that you can find much that’s funny about our preoccupation with Shiny Objects, but I think I just might have. I have tried this joke out on several live audiences to a chorus of snickers and even a few guffaws. What’s a day without a little laughter? So ……..
A guy is driving his new black Lexus SUV with all the candy down the interstate when he pulls off into a gas station for a pit stop. As he opens the door to his sleek, new black Lexus SUV an inattentive truck driver talking on his cell-phone drives a little bit too close to the parked Lexus and tears off its door.
Witnesses to the accident can hear the man wailing, “Oh my God, My Lexus” over and over again. As the onlookers check to see if the man is okay, the chagrined Lexus owner continues to rant, “Oh my God, my Lexus”. One observant bystander, however, notices that in addition to tearing off the door of the Lexus, the errant truck has also torn off the driver’s arm. When the bystander remarks that it wasn’t just the car but the man’s arm the driver should be worried about, the Lexus owner, surprised, looks down at the bloody stump that was once his arm and exclaims, “oh my God, my Rolex!”
See, even materialism can, at times, be a laughing matter. Buy Shiny Objects for someone you love this Christmas.