Probably one of my earliest misconceptions about the Amish were that they were a somber, pious, prudish people. But my experiences have taught me the exact opposite. Most Amish I have met have a very deep, sometimes very over-the-top sense of humor. I've met Amish who love a good practical joke, puns, or riddles. They also, in general, seem to look at life through a lens of healthy humor. This is a photo we saw in the parking lot of an Amish-owned store near the Central Wisconsin town of Dalton. The owner wanted to keep the lot free of cars so that horse-driving customers could park, but instead of just erecting a signing saying "NO PARKING", they took the opportunity to tweak the auto drivers a bit. I like this sign!:)
I love this!
I've actually seen this on the back of a buggy. An Amish man once said (&probably more have said this), the horse replaces itself, the auto doesn't.
ok so here is one for you Kevin......
An Amish woman was driving her buggy to town when a highway
patrol officer stopped her.
"I'm not going to cite you," said the officer. "I just wanted to
warn you that the reflector on the back of your buggy is broken and
it could be dangerous."
"I thank you, sir, and I'll see that it's repaired as soon as I return home."
"Also," said the officer, "I noticed one of your reins to your horse is
wrapped around his testicles. Some people might consider this cruelty
to animals so you should have your husband check that, too."
"Again, I thank thee. I shall have my husband check this when I
True to her word, when the Amish lady got home, she told her husband
about the broken reflector. He said he would put a new one on immediately.
"Also," said the Amish woman, "the policeman said there was something
wrong with the emergency brake."
Being a young girl from the country many years ago, I had never seen an Amish horse and buggy before. One Sunday, while our family was on a short trip to a cousin's house for a Sunday visit, we passed an Amish horse and buggy. My dad, being the jokester he used to be..(God rest his soul), asked me if I knew what model of horse that was. Giving him a strange look, I said no I didn't. He told me that it was an "oats-mobile" (like the Oldsmobile car)! I was really gullible when I was a kid!!! LOL
Cute jokes, keep them coming....