Stringing It Out!

As I said in my recent post there is time for the sublime and time for the ridiculous and I will add that there is time for a corny joke. That time is now. I have to add that the credit for this corny joke goes to my friend Courtney who told it so well. I only hope to re-tell it with a modicum of the same humor.

A piece of string walks into a bar and the bartender looks over and says, “I’m sorry but we don’t serve string in this bar!”

The piece of string slumps over and leaves the bar depressed and dejected. Soon after the piece of string throws itself into the street and flops around winding itself up. It gets stepped on, run over by cars, generally abused and ends the day tattered and teased. The next day the same piece of string walks into the same bar. The bartender says, “Didn’t I tell you that we don’t serve string in this bar?”

The miserable tattered piece of string looks up at the bartender and says,

“I’m a frayed knot!”

As with everything it’s a matter of perspective, eh?


About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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