NATIVE PEOPLES’ HUMOR
Scene: Well worn, dirt road between two colonial towns.
Action: Pompous, middle aged colonist is walking along the path when he sees a little Pequot
boy sitting by the side of the road.
Colonist: “Why aren’t you working in the fields so I can be a rich man?”
Boy: “I am helping you sir, I am sitting here selling Smart Pills to earn money.”
Colonist: “Smart pills? What are Smart pills?”
Boy: “Oh, very sacred medicine sir. The Holy man gathers them for us from his secret
Colonist: “How do they work?”
Boy: “You must chew them well so the medicine melts in your mouth to go to your
brain and make you smarter.”
Colonist: “How much are they?”
Boy: “Ten pills for one penny, sir.”
Colonist: “For a penny, I’ll it.”
Handing the boy a penny, the Colonist grabs the entire bag of Smart pills, pours them into his mouth and chews like a madman. Suddenly, he spits them out and starts yelling at the boy.
“Those were rabbit turds!!!!!!!”
Boy, looking back over his shoulder as he runs away:
“They work fast sir, you are smarter already!”
HUMOR IS A SHIELD AGAINST ADVERSITY.