Wednesday, April 26, 2006

For anyone who wondered...

...why I am the way I am, let me introduce you to my father. Or more specifically, his sense of humor. I just got this email from him tonight:

Hellmann's Mayonnaise - Most people don't know that back in 1912 Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.

The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as "Sinko de Mayo".

This man was responsible for half my genes and a fair amount of influence during my formative years. That explains a lot, doesn't it?

Oh, and for those of you pestering me about more fish pictures? You need to talk to the hubby. That is all him.



At 10:31 PM, Blogger aija said...

Hehhe, I didn't see that one coming and laughed out loud.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Steph said...

Oh my gourd. *groans*

At 11:19 AM, Blogger CBear said...

OH MY GOURD! That is so funny! I love it! I am going to forward that to my uber-cheesy grandfather!


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