Nailing Frogs- A Story about Grapes

1:16 AM Elizabeth Seckman 42 Comments



Grapes are on sale this week...which reminds me of a joke.

A joke I used to repeat to my boys as often as a toddler throws a rattle from the stroller.

(Yes, I AM amazingly patient)

It goes like this:

A frog hops into the grocery store and hops on the counter and asks, "Got any grapes?"

The store owner shakes his head and answers, "Nope. Not till Friday."


The frog hops down and leaves. 


The next day the frog returns, hops up on the counter, and asks, "Got any grapes?"


The store owner frowns. "It's only Tuesday frog. I told you not until Friday."


Frog hops down and leaves.


Nest day, the frog returns, hops up on the counter and asks, "Got any grapes?"


The owner growls and says, "Look frog, I said NOT UNTIL FRIDAY. Come in here again and I will nail your little frog feet to the counter!"


The frog hops down and leaves. 


Next day, the frog comes back, hops up on the counter and asks, "Got any nails?"


The store owner loses it and yells, "Look frog! I don't know what your problem is, but this isn't a hardware store it's a grocery store! NO, we don't have nails!"


Frog smiles and asks, "Good then, got any grapes?"


Is there a moral? A lesson? 

I don't know, you tell me. I've been to the grocery four times since Monday...and not once did I remember to get dog food. I love those kind of weeks. 

Have a great weekend! Hope it's relaxing :)


photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc

42 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHAAA! Perfect! I've never heard that before, but I think I'll tell it to Letty. She'll love it! I hate it when I forget the kitty food because my cat paces in front of her food bowl and gives me the evil eye! I hope your dogs are more forgiving! :D

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    1. I have a spare bag of stuff they like less than the good stuff, so they won't starve, but they will def glare!

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  2. LOL, so I guess you haven't seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmH2J9-50Gc :D

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    1. That was cute. No, I have never seen that before. I knew it had to come from somewhere because I didn't make it up!

      Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hilarious! Lesson? Don't make threats you can't go through with. Also, panic if you see a talking frog, don't converse with it! Enjoy your weekend Liz.

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    1. Thanks Sheena-kay, it's been a good weekend.

      That is a good lesson!

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  4. I had a week like that. I ended up at the grocery store pretty much every day so one day the checker said see you tomorrow. I walked out vowing not to return for at least a week. Next day I needed something I couldn't do without again. I went to a different store.

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    1. That is too funny. Isn't that just the way it goes?

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  5. You mean your dog has been starving for four days?
    Smart frog. And persistent.

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    1. LOL. No, I always put stuff on the list long before I am desperate because I know what a ding bat I am.

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  6. Lol! My kids will get a kick out of that. :)

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  7. Hahaha. I'm gonna tell my kids this one. :)

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  8. LOL! Never heard that one before :) Sometimes, we are in the grocery store every day...and we make lists. I guess not good enough lists.. :)

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    1. I'm a list maker too. And then I leave it hanging on the fridge. Sigh.

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  9. CyberSis,

    There's a reason why toddlers don't remember much - your jokes are as bad as mine :)

    (PS... I'm going to the store - it's Friday - if the grapes are on sale, I'll buy you a pound and ship you a picture :)

    Happy, quiet weekend:)

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    1. Gee CyberBro, that is like the ONLY joke I know and you dissed it. Poor pitiful me. Oh well, I couldn't get the hair and the clever humor in the gene pool split. Hehe.

      I'll be looking for my picture of grapes!

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  10. Great story! lol Hey, that was me and bread a week ago.

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    1. Run out of bread and then you have to resort to buns...you know it's bad when you have to smear peanut butter on hot dog buns!

      Hope you have bread now :)

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  11. Aww, Mark says the joke is bad and I'm laughing! Hahahaha. No matter what he says, I love your jokes, Elizabeth. You can tell me as many as you want. :D

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    1. I am so lucky to be in the company of a wise dragon with awesome taste!

      (I'd tell you more jokes, but I'm awful at remembering them!)

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  12. LOL LOL I love this. And I totally LOVE the frog pic, how cute. Thanks for the smiles. :)

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love frogs, they are so cute.

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  13. HA! I thought I was the only one left who tells jokes as corny as this. Love it! Let's say the frog gets his grapes... what would one of those grapes say if that grouchy grocer steps on it? Nothing. It'll just give a little whine.

    Happy weekend!

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    1. LOVE IT!!! Fellow corny joke teller, welcome :)

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  14. orange you glad i didnt say banana?

    you silly!
    and i posted on your iwsg post cause jeff told me to!

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    1. Good for Jeff :)

      As for the knock knock joke, son number three told that so much I wanted to duck tape his mouth closed every now and then :)

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  15. I think I was about to link you to the same thing Kyra has. So funny!

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    1. It was really cute! It must have been one of those Brit things we stole, tweaked, and called our own!

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  16. That's hilarious! Oddly enough, I did buy grapes on Friday...this world is too creepy sometimes :D

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    1. They must be on sale everywhere. We are all linked together!

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  17. Cute story.

    I always bring a shopping list and go to other stores if one isn't well stocked.

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    1. Medeia, I'm guessing you never lose your keys either. My goal is to be like you when I grow up :)

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  18. LOL, very cute. I have a joke about Kermit the frog, but it's not suitable to leave in your comment box, at all. HA!

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    1. I remember a few frog jokes too...and you're right...neither are public forum worthy :)

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  19. That's a fantastic joke! Yeah, I've had those weeks too!

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  20. And you know what? No matter how many times you hear that one, you have to laugh. Thanks for the morning laugh.

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