There are a lot of times when we jump into
conclusion without taking a moment to think
things through and verify facts. It is in these
most neglected moments that we fail the
most. Here’s a hilarious story that will show
you why we must always verify things first
A little girl picks up the phone.
“Hi, honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the
phone?” Daddy asks.
“No, Daddy. She’s upstairs in the bedroom
with Uncle Paul.”
After a brief pause, Daddy says, “But, honey, you
haven’t got an Uncle Paul.”
“Oh, yes I do, and he’s upstairs in the room
with Mommy, right now.”
Dad takes a second to process this, then speaks. “Uh,
OK, then this is what I want you to do. Put the
phone down on the table, run upstairs, knock
on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy
that Daddy’s car just pulled into the driveway.”
A few minutes later the little girl comes back to the
phone. “I did it, Daddy!”
“And what happened, honey?” he asked.
“Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of
bed with no clothes on and ran around
screaming. Then she tripped over the rug, hit
her head on the dresser and now she isn’t
moving at all!”
“Oh my God! What about your Uncle Paul?”
“He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on,
too. He was all scared and he jumped out of
the back window and into the swimming pool.
But I guess he didn’t know that you took out
the water last week to clean it. He hit the
bottom of the pool and I think he’s dead.”
A long, silent pause.
Then Daddy says, “Swimming pool? … Is this
Did the twist shock you? Yes it’s hilarious, but it’s
also quite alarming. So be sure to verify the phone
number before asking anything or thinking your wife is
cheating on you!