Thursday, June 19, 2008

Illustration Friday - Punchline


I don't hear many jokes. But here is a joke I remember from my childhood. My mother or father told it to me:

A minister's wife and her friend are downtown shopping when they see a dress in a boutique shop window. The minister's wife exclaims, "Isn't that a beautiful dress!" Her friend encourages her to go into the shop and try it on. "Oh,no" the minister's wife firmly pronounces..."we could never afford it." Her friend replies,"But it wouldn't hurt just to try it on..." So in they go. The minister's wife tries on the dress and of course it fits perfectly. Feeling as if the temptation to buy the dress is getting the best of her, she stiffens up, looks straight into the mirror and commands,"Satan! Get Thee Behind Me! All of a sudden she hears from behind... "I am! And it looks great from back here too!

6 comments:

Vhrsti said...

Fabulous works here, Laurel! Great blog!

Connie said...

I love the joke and it's a classy illustration!

Raluca C said...

ha,ha!!Love it!:))))))))))))

Paper Pictures said...

Great picture! Great idea to portray the joke this way, I really like it!

Laura Marsh said...

You know how people say, "the devil made me do it"? Well in this case, it's true! The little devil thumbnail is what caught my eye. The joke is a riot & your silhouette is lovely.

Laurel Neustadter said...

I am glad you all enjoyed the joke! It is an old one.