This is an awful, terrible joke — and I blame it on Hy in California, the old buddy who sent it to me as a CC to a birthday message to our mutual buddy "Jawn" (mentioned in these pages often), as a birthday message. Happy Birthday, Jawn!
A couple goes for a meal at a Chinese restaurant to celebrate the man's birthday, and order the house specialty, Chicken Surprise.
The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.
"Did you see that!?" she asks her husband. He hadn't noticed anything odd, so she asks him to look in the pot.
Just as he reaches for it, again the lid rises, and now he also sees two little eyes looking around before the lid again slams down.
Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.
"Please sir," says the waiter, "What did you order?"
The husband replies, "Chicken Surprise."
"Ah! So sorry," says the waiter. "I bring you Peeking Duck."
Posted November 11, 2013