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|To Butter, or not to Butter Funny |
Date: Sent Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Jack Benny and George Burns met as young performers on the vaudeville circuit and remained friends for life. One day at lunch, Benny wrestled with the
problem of whether or not to butter his bread.
"I like butter on my bread," he said. "But my diet strictly forbids butter. Maybe I should call Mary and ask her what to do."
"Jack," Burns said, "don't be ridiculous. You're a grown man. You should be able to decide, without your wife's help, whether or not to butter your
"You're right," Benny said. "I'll just have the butter, that's all."
When the waiter arrived with the check, Burns pointed to Benny and said, "He's paying."
"What?" Benny said. "Why should I have to pay the whole bill?"
"Because if you don't," Burns said, "I'll tell Mary about the butter."
[forwarded by Gretchen Patti]
Received from Mikey's Funnies.