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Change Potato to Peach

Posted by donna_loomis (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 12 at 14:18

I didn't want to hijack eandhl's post about changing plum to peach, but it reminded me of an embarrassing story from my past and I thought I'd share it with you. It's not about cooking, so if you're not interested in a funny, just SOB.

I am 57 years old. When I was 18 and had been married only a few months, I was at a family gathering at my in-laws' house. A group of us were gathered in the kitchen and my FIL asked me, "Donna, do you know how to turn a potato into a peach?" Of course, I bit. I said that I didn't. He took off one of his socks, dropped a potato into it (which of course stretched the sock), gathered the top of the sock in his fist and held it at his crotch and proclaimed, "Ain't that a peach!"

I can laugh about it now, but at the time I wished I could disappear, but only burst into tears.

Yes, it was crude. I quickly learned not to let his jokes get to me, though. He was actually a sweet man, just had a crude sense of humor.

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RE: Change Potato to Peach

Oh Donna! lol I'm laughing with you now and crying for you when you were a young bride. That story is so what my own father would have said. I'd like to share one of his "jokes/stories" but I don't know if it's allowed here, or not. If I later thru this thread realize I can share it I'll come back and make another post so you can read what Dad said. We can laugh/cry together!


RE: Change Potato to Peach

Wow. That is a joke that doesn't even make sense! Poor you.

I have a friend who is capable of sophisticated humor but always resorts to something slightly raunchy for the big laugh which I never give him. He isn't insulted, though. He finds it more funny that I simply blow past his crude humor and don't acknowledge it even to say it was rude. I just don't respond at all and keep on talking about whatever is on my mind at the time. He laughs even more at his own joke.

I think sometimes my eyes will work themselves loose from rolling them them around so much. :)


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I don't find your FIL's stunt funny, not now, not when I was 18. You're a lot better woman that I am to be able to tell that story and laugh.


RE: Change Potato to Peach

Donna, that was 39 years ago, so that would make him
'around' 45 years old at the time? That's not old enough to use senility as an excuse. I am an old male and see no
humor in what he did. He had to have been drunk.

RE: Change Potato to Peach

I don't laugh now because I think it's funny. I can laugh now because I'm not the young, naive, easily embarrassed girl I was once was.

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