Just for laughs: Charm school – why it’s unplayable

Ronnie Apteker
Ronnie Apteker

We all know that charm can bear fruit. But what is this intangible gift? Is it the way you smile, or the words that you utter? Is charm about being complimentary and kind? Perhaps charm is also about listening. Whatever charm is, some people have it on tap, as the expression goes, and some people don’t. I believe that we all have an amount of charm. Making people laugh, in my view, has a lot to do with it. Making people feel comfortable is key. This funny tale here offers us a few hints. Enjoy. – Ronnie Apteker

From Coolfidence

Two well-dressed ladies happened to start up a conversation during an endless wait in the Brisbane Airport Terminal.

The first lady was an arrogant Victorian married to a wealthy business man.

The second was a well-mannered elderly woman from Mount Isa, Queensland.

After a little while the Victorian woman started by saying, “When my first child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me.”

The lady from Mount Isa commented, “Well, isn’t that fantastic?”

The first woman continued, “When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful Mercedes-Benz.”

Again, the lady from Mount Isa commented, “Well, isn’t that fantastic?”

The first woman went on, “Then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me this exquisite diamond bracelet.”

Yet again, the Mount Isa lady commented, “Well, isn’t that fantastic?”


The first woman then asked, “What did your husband buy for you when you had your first child?”

“My husband sent me to charm school,” declared the Mount Isa lady.

“Charm school?” the first woman cried, “Oh, my Lord! What could they teach you??”

The Mount Isa lady responded, “Well as an example … instead of saying, “Who gives a F&#k?” I learned to say, “Well, isn’t that fantastic?”… or as my fellow out-laws in North Carolina say: “Bless his heart.”

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