Wednesday, February 15, 2006

People should still send telegrams.

The Sunday Times had this funny piece on “famous” telegrams over the years, and this one made me laugh.  Apparently, a journalist once sent a telegram to Cary Grant’s people asking him his age, and it read:

“How old Cary Grant?”

In reply, Grant sent this telegram:

“Old Cary Grant fine.  How you?”

Man, jokes like this crack me up.  I had to call my dad and tell him because I inherited a gene that made me know he would like it too, and he did laugh too.  You’ve got to love hearing your dad laugh long and genuinely.    

4 comments:

T-Seabs said...

Sadly telegrams seem to have been replaced by cell phone texting and strange jargon. Or do I mean:
$4dly 01dsk0l s33m 70 #4v3 633n r3pl4c3d by c311 txt 4nd 1337.

Random1001.5 said...

heh, that's kind of funny, had to think about it for a second.

A.T. said...

that was funny! i send text messages that sound like telegrams. does that count?

decnavda said...

Hey is it really possible to still send telegrams to people? If so, please tell how.