Left Field

Connoitre (or even reconnoitre) this random selection of random quotes, stories and humour from way out of left field.
Of baseball origins, the phrase “way out of left field” has evolved to mean an eccentric, odd, misguided or peculiar statement or act.


My kids were upset because I put ginger in the curry.  They loved that cat.


1. Notice in church newsletter: The vicar is on holiday until the 27th. The Ministry Support Team will be celebrating while he’s away.
2. A bishop received this email from one of his clergymen: “I regret to inform you that my wife has died. Could you please send me a substitute for the weekend?”


A teenager, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a ‘handy-woman’ and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighbourhood. She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do.
“Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint my porch,” he said. “How much will you charge me?’
Delighted, the girl quickly responded, “How about $50?”
The man agreed and told her that the paint brushes and everything she would need was in the garage.
The man’s wife, hearing the conversation said to her husband, “Does she realize that our porch goes ALL the way around the house?”
“No,” he responded with a chuckle.
The wife frowned but said no more.

Later that day, the youngster came to the door to collect her money.
“You’re finished already?” the startled man asked.
“Yes,” the girl replied, “and I even had paint left over, so I gave it two coats.”
Impressed, the man handed $50 to her along with a ten dollar tip.

“And by the way,” the teenager added, “it’s not a Porch, it’s a Mercedes.”


Someone had stolen the minister’s bicycle. Believing the thief must have been somebody from his congregation, he decided to preach on the Ten Commandments. Long he laboured over the “Thou shalt not steal” commandment, preaching eloquently about the scourge of theft and the recent collapse in moral standards. Eventually he touched on the commandment about not committing adultery, and he suddenly remembered where he’d left his bicycle.


Why can you never trust an atom?
Because they make up everything.


Two Kiwis Hemi and Bob are walking down a street in Bondi. Bob happens to look in one of the shop windows and sees a sign that catches his eye. The sign says, ‘Suits $10.00 each, Shirts $4.00 each, Trousers $5.00  per pair’.
Bob says to his pal, “Hemi, look! We could buy a whole lot of  those, and whin we get beck to InZid, we could make a fortune.
“Now whin we go unto the shop, you be quiet, okay? Just lit me do all the talking cause uf they hear our accint, they might not be nice to us. I’ll speak in my bist Aussie accint.”
“No worries,” smiled Hemi, “I’ll keep my mouth shut.”
They go in and Bob says, “I’ll take fufty suits et $10.00 each, 100 shirts et $4.00 each, and fufty pairs of trousers et $5.00 each. I’ll beck up my truck and…”
The owner of the shop interrupts, “You’re from New Zealand, aren’t you?”
“Well… yis,” says a surprised Bob. “How the hill dud you know thet?”
The owner says, “This is a dry cleaners.”


Girl: Mummy, who made me?
Mother: God did.
Girl: Who made you?
Mother: God did.
Girl: Who made Grandma?
Mother: God did.
Girl: He’s improved a lot since He made Grandma …


Notice on a church door:
“Services Sunday at 10am. Come early if you want a back seat.”


A visiting speaker to a conservative church decided to take an informal approach to his children’s talk. Word had reached him of the strict and pious atmosphere of the Sunday School, and he decided he would bring a refreshing change. Dressed casually, sitting on the carpeted steps, he leaned confidentially towards the children.
“Can anyone tell me,” he asked them, “what is small, grey, eats nuts and has a large, bushy tail?”
After an uncertain silence, a boy put his hand up and said,
“I know the answer should be Jesus, but it sounds like a squirrel to me.”


Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business.  
When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with which to share his fortune.  
One evening at an investment meeting he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.  
Her natural beauty took his breath away.
“I may look like just an ordinary man,” he said to her, “but in just a few years, my father will die, and I’ll inherit 20 million dollars.”
Impressed, the woman obtained his business card and three days later, she became his stepmother.


“Dad, what’s that?” asked the small boy, looking up at the memorial plaque on the church wall.
“That’s in memory of all the brave men who died in the services.”
The boy scanned the long list of names thoughtfully and asked, “Did they die in the morning or evening services?”

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