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“A Tractor” – Getting the message right

I love The Wurzels!

Sometimes we do need to check that our communication is hitting the mark.  How often have you said something that you thought was so flipping obvious, only then to have found the recipient has heard something different?

I got this via viral email last week. I don’t know who to attribute it to but it did make me smile…

“Paddy is passing by Mick’s hay shed one day when through a gap in the door he sees Mick doing a slow and sensual striptease in front of an old red Massey Ferguson Tractor.


Buttocks clenched he performs a slow pirouette and gently slides off first the right welly, followed by the left. He then hunches his shoulders forward and in a classic striptease move lets his braces fall down from his shoulders to dangle by his hips over his corduroy trousers.  Grabbing both sides of his checked shirt he rips it apart to reveal his tea stained vest underneath and with a final flourish he hurls his flat cap on to a pile of hay.

‘What on earth are you doing Mick’ says Paddy.

‘Jeez Paddy, ye frightened the livin bejasus out of me’ says an obviously embarrassed Mick, ‘but me and the Missus been having some trouble lately in the bedroom department, and the Therapist suggested I do something sexy to a tractor ..’”

While you are having a listen to The Wurzles (sorry just had to!!!) – do tell us about any funny miscommunications you dare/care to share? 

Linking to Paula’s Love Me February 4. Click through for the rules if you too would like to join in …


  1. When Tilly was little she burst into tears when I asked her to bring me the cup on the sink unit. I was baffled until she explained that she thought I had said “in the sink you nit”.


  2. Not quite what you’re looking for, but a close second, is my favourite of someone who had one of those clever warning signs in their car. It told you when someone hadn’t put their seatbelt on, it told you when your tyre pressure were low, and all sorts of other warnings. But, whenever it said ‘warning of mice’, she couldn’t help smiling!!!


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