DIPLOMACY

Inka Rektanser, email

A BLIND man enters a women-only bar by mistake. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a drink. After sitting quietly with his drink for a while, he yells to the bartender: “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”

The bar immediately falls absolutely quiet. In a calm but menacing voice, the woman next to him says: “Before you tell that joke, mister, you should know five things. The bartender is a blonde girl; the bouncer is a blonde girl; I’m a six-foot-tall, 90kg blonde woman with a black belt in karate; the woman sitting next to me is blonde and is a professional weightlifter; and the lady to your right is also blonde and a professional wrestler.

Now, think about it seriously, mister. Do you still wanna tell that joke?”

The blind man thinks for a second, shakes his head, and says: “Nah, not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”