Tuesday, 28 June 2011

dogs, logic, jokes, public transport and bars

Honey's human, Hsin-Yi, commented on my last post about dogs on public transport. She remarked that service dogs are allowed on all forms of public transport.

Which reminded me of a joke I read recently. I think I have finally got a sort of understanding of formal logic, after reading a short, funny book called You've Got to Be Kidding; How Jokes Can Help You Think. I'd really recommend this book as an enjoyable introduction to critical thinking. I laughed all the way through and drove my family mad constantly telling them jokes and explaining the logic point behind them.


the joke was about a bar, but it could apply to public transport.
A guy goes into a bar with a German shepherd dog and sits down at the counter. The bartender says, "You can't bring that German shepherd in here! Dogs ain't allowed!" The guy replies, "But this is a Seeing Eye dog." The bartender says, "Well, in that case, I guess it can stay." After awhile the guy and the German shepherd get up to leave. As they are heading out the door, another guy with a Chihuahua is coming in, and the first guy says, "The bartender won't like you bringing a dog in here, but if you tell him it's a Seeing Eye dog, maybe he'll let you stay." The second guy looks dubiously at his tiny Chihuahua, thinks a few seconds, thanks the guy, and goes in. The bartender says, "Hey! You can't bring that chihuahua in here!" The man stares straight ahead and exclaims, "What! They sold me a Chihuahua?!"
And you may be wondering what you could learn about critical thinking from this joke...Well, you'll have to buy the book.


Honey the Great Dane said...

HA! HA! HA! That's hilarious!!

parlance said...

Honey, glad you liked it. I wonder if the joke could be adjusted to accommodate a Dane?

Slavenka said...

Ha ha, so funny!

parlance said...

Slavenka, I'm glad you liked it. I'm always enjoying your jokes, so it's good that finally I've had one to post.