Weekend Funny Challenge: The Jigsaw

When a friend sent me this I couldn’t help but laugh. I had been trying to finish a jigsaw that I started thinking my brother’s children would help me with it. They didn’t and over the next few months I was determined that I would finish the dashed thing. After receiving this I decided it was time to let it go.

It was also the first thing I thought of for Jenni’s weekend funny challenge.

A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can’t figure out how to get started.” 
Her neighbor asks, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?” 
The little silver-haired lady says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.” 
Her neighbor decides to go over and help with the puzzle. 
She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. 
He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, 
”First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.” 
He takes her hand and says, “Secondly, I want you to relax.


Let’s have a nice cup of tea, and then,” he said with a deep sigh …………

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“Let’s put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.”




About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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14 Responses to Weekend Funny Challenge: The Jigsaw

  1. Jenni says:

    Oh Brilliant – scary thing is I can see myself in 30 years without my glasses doing that exact thing. 😀


  2. Sherri says:

    HaHa! Great stuff… 😉


  3. colinmathers says:

    Post picture of the completed jigsaw please!


  4. I’ll have to do it on FB as I don’t see how to here.


  5. Great joke! Started my weekend with a laugh…and I like to do jigsaw puzzles!


    • So glad it brought a smile. We have some great jigsaws where the picture on the front is not the picture that you create. There are three different genres, mystery (what happens next), future (what will this scene be like in the future) and my favourite if you had eyes in the back of your head what would you see (the picture out of the frame).


  6. M-R says:

    “BANG!” – I have shot you, Irene … [grin]


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