Suit JokeI was trying to tell this joke yesterday (from memory from about twenty years before), but couldn't remember the details of the build-up, which is important here. It's kind of like Steve Martin's Cruel Shoes when you think about it.
A man goes to a tailor to try on a new custom-made suit. The first thing he notices is that the arms are too long.
``No problem,'' says the tailor. ``Just bend them at the elbow and hold them out in front of you. See, now it's fine.''
``But the collar is up around my ears!''
``It's nothing. Just hunch your back up a little... No, a little more... That's it.''
``But I'm stepping on my cuffs!'' the man cries in desperation.
``Nu, bend you knees a little to take up the slack. There you go. Look in the mirror--the suit fits perfectly.''
So, twisted like a pretzel, the man lurches out onto the street. Reba and Florence see him go by.
``Oh, look,'' says Reba, ``that poor man!''
``Yes,'' says Florence, ``but what a beautiful suit.''
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