Freudian Slips: Passing the Buck

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

August 07, 2005

Passing the Buck

Three daring men in La Grange, Indiana committed armed robbery on an Amish man riding a horse driven wagon. On an open roadway, they pulled around the Amish buggy and used their car to block traffic. The buggy stops. The robbers wield guns. The horse must have been as surprised as anyone. Looking down the barrel of loaded guns, the Amish man surrenders his wallet without incident. There is no truth that the car’s tires spat pebbles at the Amish man but the hooligans staged an easy getaway nonetheless. A horse entering a chase is a poor substitute for real horsepower. Bet the house when any old Ford races a clumsy chariot.
It goes without saying, bullies select easy targets but this was a little bit off the beaten path for armed robbery. The Amish aren’t known for carrying large sums of money in their possession. To the contrary, they are simple hard working people who live off of the land by bartering goods and commodities. The odds were slim to none that the Amish man would be couriering a bank roll and so no sure score was to be had. What were the robbers thinking? The suspects were arrested a short time later. The stolen wallet was returned to the rightful owner. All of the money was recovered from the robbery. You see, the wallet contained exactly one dollar. The robbers may have passed the buck but in the end the buck stopped here.



Blogger Rob Seifert said...

UUUUUUGGGH! The buck stopped here! Groan. (Ok, I'm smiling). I was reading it thinking it was some kind of highschool initiation and then boom, I get the punchline. Thanks for the laugh Joe!


12:15 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

I have more corn than Iowa. thanks for visiting.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:54 PM  
Blogger lilly05 said...

Good moral Joe! As always thanks for the much needed smile! ;)

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe, the buck never stops at my house; it briefly visits, but never stays! It appears to be always in the rutting season, looking for the elusive dough (doe) herd.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

You traveled far to visit. Thanks.

be thankful your car and not a horse and buggy was retruned to you this past weekend.

that story was so old I lost the link to the news story. Anything with a moral is timeless though.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Reminded me of a joke I heard long ago ... better told in person, but I'll give it a shot.
What do you suppose this is? "clickety click... bang ... clickety clop ... bang ... clickety click ... bang."
An Amish drive-by.

[now slapping self for even considering sharing that with anyone]

Very amusing post Joe! Well done!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

That joke was so funny. Same idea only with sound effects. Still laughing over here.

6:35 PM  

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