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Cheap Uncle Fred

Posted by dove_song Semi-Arid 5 WA State (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 15, 09 at 1:20

Heard a good one today about ...

Cheap Uncle Fred, and thought I'd share it. :-)

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Cheap Uncle Fred
Fred was well known for his cheapness and his "eye for a bargain." One day he was looking for a cheap Christmas present for his niece, so he went into a thrift shop.
As he was walking around, he noticed what was previously an expensive glass crystal vase laying in the corner. It was in three pieces. After some haggling with the owner, Fred bought the broken vase for $5. He then added a small Christmas card, wrote out his niece's name and address and gave the owner another $5 so that the broken vase could be gift wrapped and mailed. Fred then left the shop feeling quite pleased with himself. He expected his niece to think the vase had been broken in the mail.
A few days later, he called his niece to see if the present had arrived. "Yes, Uncle Fred, but unfortunately it was in 3 pieces when it was delivered."
"What terrible luck!" said Fred. "The Post Office is getting worse all the time!"
"It is a shame," she replied, "and it was so beautifully wrapped too... each piece separately."


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Served the old cheapskate right!

RE: Cheap Uncle Fred

Good one----LOL LOL


RE: Cheap Uncle Fred

Thats tooooo funny!! Merry Christmas to all! Judy

RE: Cheap Uncle Fred

Glad you got a chuckle out of it, Sylvia, Florence, and Judy! And yes, Judy, Merry Christmas to all indeed!! :)


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