Another appropriate title could have been “Rule of Thumb.”


A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.


Jagerschnitzel from a local gasthaus near Frankfurt, Germany, was a favorite among Air Force enlisted men such as myself.  Of course it came smothered in luscious brown mushroom gravy.

One evening, my buddy Joe and I, ordered Jagerschnitzel with a side of pomme frites,  The attractive waitress thought she recognized Joe from a previous encounter.  Joe was embarrassed and denied everything.

“Joe, you old dog.  You’ve been holding out on me.” 

It may have been mistaken identity.  Joe was normally quiet and reserved.  I took advantage of the situation.

As if by twisted, wicked karma, my embarrassing moment was soon to come.

Sometime during the meal, my thumb made an unfortunate slip into thick brown gravy…

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Author: warturoadam77p

65 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

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