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An anecdote is a short story, narrative or parable often used in speeches, essays, toasts, books, articles and other written or spoken products. Anecdotes are often funny, interesting, surprising, ironic, humorous and may teach a lesson, be biographical or cause reflection. Funny or interesting anecdotes can help make your speeches or writing better, especially when used in conclusions, introductions or to prove a point. We hope our anecdotes will help you in your speeches and writing.

This funny anecdote could be used to talk about Expecting the Unexpected, Good things come to those who wait, Suprises, Looking on the bright side, Golfers, You never know what life holds, Don't jump to conclusions, communication, misunderstanding, miscommunication and more.


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Expect the unexpected

A man who had been stranded alone on a deserted island for 10 years looked up one day and couldn't believe when he saw a speck on the horizon.

He said to himself, because who else would he say it to, "That can't be a ship."

As the speck got closer, he became more disappointed, for it was smaller than a ship. It got closer and he saw it was smaller than a boat. It got even closer and he saw it was not even the size of a raft. He thought, "Rats, that's just my luck."

All of a sudden the speck stood up and walked on to the beach. It was a gorgeous woman in a wet suit.

She walked up to him and asked, "How long has it been since you had a beer?"

"Ten years," the man said.

She unzipped a pocket on her wet suit and took out a cold bottle of beer and a bottle opener. He opened it and took a deep gulp.

"Oh, that hit the spot," the man said.

Then she said, "How long has it been since you've had a good cigar?"

"It's been ten years, and man does that sound good," the man said.

Smiling, she unzipped another pocket on her wet suit and took out an expensive Cuban cigar and a lighter and gave it to him. He lit up and puffed on the cigar and grinning said, "That is the best cigar I've ever had."

Now the women began unzipping the front of her wet suit. She winked at him and asked, "And how long is it since you played around?"

Blinking back tears of joy the man gasped, "I'm the luckiest man alive! You brought golf clubs!"


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