Funny Joke

A factory owner said to a store owner, “Thank you, Mr. Smith, for your patronage. I wish I had twenty customers like you.”

“Gosh, it’s nice to hear that, but I’m kind of surprised,” admitted Smith.
“You know that I argue every bill and always pay late.”

The factory owner said, “I’d still like twenty customers like you.  The problem is, I have two hundred.”

10 Responses

  1. i dont get the jok

  2. well then, maria, you’re not very smart

  3. The factory owner is saying that he doesn’t like the customer and would like to see less of him.

  4. There is nothing to get. This website should be taken off the web

  5. hUH?

  6. hahahaha you are so funny

  7. It’s said that explaining a joke extinguishes the humor; dissecting a frog must necessarily result in a dead frog. But I relish the analysis, so here goes.

    I think that the humor is due to two twists in the story, with the second being the surprise resolution of a puzzle combined with a mild back-handed insult. The factory owner states that he’d like twenty customers like Mr. Smith, which implies (1) that Mr. Smith is a good customer, and (2) that the factory owner would like more customers like this. This seems to be a compliment to Mr. Smith.

    But the first twist occurs: Mr. Smith observes that he (Smith) is a difficult customer. So we’re left wondering why the factory owner apparently wishes he had MORE customers like Mr. Smith, implication #2 above. It is a puzzle. A sort of tension has been set up that “tickles” the mind.

    Then the second twist comes: the factory owner reveals that he actually has 200 customers like the difficult Mr. Smith. So if he had only 20 customers like Mr. Smith, he’d actually have FEWER difficult customers than he actually has — he’d have fewer headaches.

    The puzzle (or “tension”) has been resolved, and Mr. Smith has been dealt a (mild) insult.

  8. in otherwords he is saying how that he has to many customers like that guy. and he wishes he only had twenty. i liked it.

  9. […] Funny Joke A factory owner said to a store owner, “Thank you, Mr. Smith, for your patronage. I wish I had twenty customers […] […]

  10. cute

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