Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Another Take on the Cinco de Mayo

Well, here we go. A person I love very much sent me this a few days ago. Since we just passed the Cinco de Mayo (May 5), I thought I might pass this one on. I take no credit for it:

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship never made it to New York.

The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.

Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th, and is known, of course, as:

Sinko de Mayo!

WHAT!!!! You expected something educational?

And in a tone that is reminiscent of Paul Harvey, and now . . . you know . . . the rest of the story!

Peace to all,



Dave Smith said...

You are now a finalist for the Bob McGill "Joke of the Day" award ... aka "The Beer that Made Mil Famey Walkus"

Gregory Fish said...

That's baaaaad. Super lame. I love it!

Tamara Coleman said...

Very Funny!