Washing the dog
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A young boy, about eight years old, was at the corner "Mom &
Pop" grocery picking out a pretty good size box of laundry
The grocer walked over, and, trying to be friendly, asked the
boy if he had a lot of laundry to do.
"Oh, no laundry," the boy said, "I'm going to wash my dog."
"But you shouldn't use this to wash your dog. It's very powerful
and if you wash your dog in this, he'll get sick. In fact, it might
even kill him."
But the boy was not to be stopped and carried the detergent to
the counter and paid for it, even as the grocer still tried to talk
him out of washing his dog.
About a week later the boy was back in the store to buy some
candy. The grocer asked the boy how his dog was doing.
"Oh, he died," the boy said.
The grocer, trying not to be an I-told-you-so, said he was sorry
the dog died but added, "I tried to tell you not to use that
detergent on your dog."
"Well," the boy replied, "I don't think it was the detergent that
"Oh? What was it then?"
"I think it was the spin cycle!"