A little humour (humor) to start off the Labour (Labor) Day Weekend

There are some serious topics to ponder when considering the root of Labour Day and also the beginning of a new school year. However, today isn’t that day. I’ve been saving up some light material to share, and what better way to welcome this beautiful late summer long weekend than with a few laughs.

Two side notes:

  • Last evening people in my hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick were treated to a visit from the highly engaging and inspiring Gurdeep of the Yukon. As I described in my previous post about Gurdeep, his message is one of happiness, joy, and positivity, … and having tons of fun learning to do the Punjabi happy dance,  Bhangra dancing. As you can see from this photo from last night, as the sun started setting over the beautiful St. John River (the Wolastoq), we were all experiencing joy! Cartoons-Gurdeep
  • Some of the humour I’m sharing may be more relatable to an older reader. If you’re too young to see the humour in some of the jokes, just wait a decade or two and they’ll suddenly become all too clear!! 😉

And now for some laughs, with thanks to my main sources, Marilyn and Wynne (and her Dad).





A pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a salary raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor’s family expanded, so would his paycheck.

After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor’s expanding salary.

A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor’s additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost. After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, “Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.” Silence fell over the congregation.

In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand and finally said in her frail voice, “Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.”

The entire congregation said “Amen!”




A man on his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice,
God said, “Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.”

The biker pulled over and said, “Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.”

God replied, “Your request is materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take!  I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things.  Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.”

The biker thought about it for a long time.

Finally, he said, “God, I wish that I, and all men, could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing’s wrong, why she snaps and complains when I try to help, and how I can make a woman truly happy.”

God replied: ‘You want two lanes or four on that bridge?”




Happy Labour Day weekend, everyone. Smile and find joy!

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29 Responses to A little humour (humor) to start off the Labour (Labor) Day Weekend

  1. Yup, I’m old enough to enjoy these right now and won’t have to wait 20 years!

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  2. Margaret says:

    Amusing material Jane but I’m thinking I need to wait a decade or two to experience full appreciation 😁

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  3. Wynne Leon says:

    How fun that you got a visit from Gurdeep of the Yukon! What a joy!

    Love this humor! Thanks for the laugh and the shout out, Jane!

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  4. Thanks for the smiles.

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  5. Love the jokes, especially the one about God and the bridge to Hawaii. And how lucky to have Gurdeep spreading joy in your area. Enjoy a lovely Labour Day weekend!

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  6. Love the photo! Such joy. And thanks for the chuckles too. 😁

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  7. Thanks to you, Wynne, and her dad for the chuckles. My fave is the one about deciding if I need it any more and whether to pick it up…😅

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  8. Bernie says:

    It’s so good to chuckle isn’t it! So which spelling seems natural to you now — labour or labor?

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  9. Thanks for the chuckles! Much needed for me this morning as I deal with the bodily aches and pains of yesterday’s renovation marathon at the new place. 😁


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  10. Thanks for the chuckle. I can relate to dropping something and avoiding what it will take to pick it up.

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  11. Belladonna says:

    Thanks for the laugh!

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  12. IndiaNetzone says:

    Bhangra is a form of music and dance that has its origins in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. Bhangra dance began as a folk culture conducted by farmers to celebrate the coming of spring, a time known to be the Vaisakhi time. Today, bhangra survives in different forms and styles all over the world, including pop music, film soundtracks, and even competitions in colleges.


    • Jane Fritz says:

      Thank you. I think you may have meant to include this comment in my post on Canada’s beloved Gurdeep of the Yukon and his spreading of joy and Bhangra dancing across the country. He teaches about its history wherever he goes.

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