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troubleinharlem's avatar

Can you help me understand this joke?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7976points) January 31st, 2011

A businessman flew to Vegas for the weekend to gamble. He lost the shirt off his back, and had nothing left but a quarter and the second half of his round-trip ticket—If he could just get to the airport he could get himself home.

So he went out to the front of the casino where there was a cab waiting. He got in and explained his situation to the cabbie. He promised to send the driver money from home, he offered him his credit card numbers, his drivers license number, his address, etc. but to no avail.

The cabbie said, “If you don’t have fifteen dollars, get the hell out of my cab!” So the businessman was forced to hitch-hike to the airport and was barely in time to catch his flight.

One year later the businessman, having worked long and hard to regain his financial success, returned to Vegas and this time he won big. Feeling pretty good about himself, he went out to the front of the casino to get a cab ride back to the airport. Well who should he see out there, at the end of a long line of cabs, but his old buddy who had refused to give him a ride when he was down on his luck. The businessman thought for a moment about how he could make the guy pay for his lack of charity, and he hit on a plan.

The businessman got in the first cab in the line, “How much for a ride to the airport,” he asked? “Fifteen bucks,” came the reply. “And how much for you to give me oral sex on the way?”

“What?!!! Get the hell out of my cab.”

The businessman got into the back of each cab in the long line and asked the same questions, with the same result. When he got to his old friend at the back of the line, he got in and asked “How much for a ride to the airport?” The cabbie replied “fifteen bucks.”

The businessman said “OK” and off they went.

Then, as they drove slowly past the long line of cabs the businessman gave a big smile and thumbs up sign to each driver.

I don’t get it.

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13 Answers

syz's avatar

He’s destroying the cabbie’s reputation by indicating that the cabbie accepted his offer, and will be giving him oral sex.

Not particularly funny.

snowberry's avatar

He’s doing his best to give his cab driver a bad reputation among the other cabbies by giving them the idea he’s getting oral sex from the driver.

blueiiznh's avatar

great joke. Do you get it now or should I draw a stick diagram to help.

TooBlue's avatar

Haha, I didn’t get it either until I read the first answer. I really hope that doesn’t reflect my level of intelligence…eeep

gailcalled's avatar

It fails my test for a good joke

Too long
Too wordy
Too obvious

jaytkay's avatar

I didn’t get it either, thanks @syz.

troubleinharlem's avatar

@syz: Oh, okay. Weirdly enough it came from a site that hailed it as one of the “funniest jokes on the planet” or something.

TooBlue's avatar

I think it’s pretty funny, but the fact I didn’t understand it took some of the funniness away… :p

trailsillustrated's avatar

I dont get it either.

sinscriven's avatar

With the guy asking all of the previous cabbies about his “offer”, it’s implying that since he finally found a ride that the cabbie agreed to do the deed as he passes them all by with the thumbs up.

I think it’s one of those jokes that if you don’t get it, it’s probably not your type of humor anyway.

YARNLADY's avatar

@sinscriven I think you are correct.I have the reputation on Fluther for not having a sense of humor, yet I got it right away

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

The idea is funny, but the delivery of the punch line kinda makes it fall flat on its face.

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