Rarasaur’s prompt for the promptless asks participants for a running gag. I like good clean jokes as much as the next person, but doubt my ability to make up a running gag.
Instead I am going to tell a story about a family friend I remember from my childhood. His job was teaching mathematics. He had a Welsh accent and loved telling what we called “tall stories” or “shaggy dog tales”. The one I remember best went something like this:
Do you know about the man who ran over himself? No?
Well, a man was driving his car along a road when he noticed a newsagent’s shop. He stopped his car. A boy was walking along the pavement. The man wound the window down and said to the boy, “If I gave you some money, would you run over and buy me a newspaper?”
The boy refused.
So the man got out of his car and ran over himself.
I recently told this story to a friend and it made her laugh. I hope it made you laugh too and you didn’t mind my interpretation of the prompt. I can still tag it gag and running!
Jesus spoke about running over too. Luke 6:38 (NIV) Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.