fancy dress faux pa

#1
Is it just me, or do some people have no sense of humour?
Myself and the good Mrs T49 were invited to a fancy dress party, said party was being held at the local village hall, which is an old pre WW2 building (think Dads Army drill hall), and the host (he’s called Kev, but in order to spare his blushes, I’ll call him, er, Nev) had opted for a WW2 theme.
So, at no little cost in time and funds, I gathered together a set of black covies, an Iron Cross with suitable medal (the IC actually dated from WW1), a home-made swastika arm band, a replica Schmeiser P38, a pair of black Doc Martins, and a rummage thru the loft produced a black beret and a 17/21 Lancers cap badge (sorry motto!). Ta-da, instant storm-trooper. While I accept I wasn’t historically accurate, I felt that it was good enough for a mate’s 50th birthday party.
Arrived at the party to be greeted by Kev, (sorry, Nev) who smiled, grinned, and showed us to the bar. This was followed by much quaffing, and me shouting “for you Tommy, the war is over!” loudly everytime someone new approached me.
After a few hours, it was brought to my attention that I had caused a female member of the party cry.
T49 : “but I haven’t even spoke to her”
Nev : She’s upset mate, have a quick word with her, will you?”

So, off I went to sort out the situation. The lady in question is outside being consoled by now (great, smoke break!) so I find the gaggle and ask what the problem is.
Crying femme : my grand parents both died at Auschwitz
T49 : I’m sorry to hear that
CF : and your outfit reminded me of them
Now, I’m not quite sure why I said what I said next, but it seemed like it might raise a laff so in I dived
T49 : I’m wearing it because me granddad died at Dachau
CF : really?
T49 : yes, he fell out of a guard tower while drunk, and broke his neck

Cue no laughter whatsoever, and Mrs T49 tugging on my arm to get me to leave before I was lynched.
Now, whilst I don’t condone the Holocaust in any way, shape or form, it wasn’t my fault, I wasn’t even there, and I’m not even remotely German-looking. Plus, I thought it was a pretty funny gag that at least merited a belly chuckle or two.
 
#2
You basterd.... you utter basterd.......

I'm sitting trying to look busy and avoid work, and people are looking at me wondering why I'm crying....
 
#3
Fock me if I did not do a very similar thing myself! :lol:

People have got to let go of the past and move on ..............except for the French we have to always hate those back stabbing surrender monkeys 8O
 
#4
You made all that up after reading a VERY old joke didn't you?
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
My Grandfather was what they called an unorthadox Jew during the war
He was a Nazi

People need to get over the past ffs man up and have a laugh
 
#6
If it makes you feel any better I just laughed so hard tea came out of my nose!
 
#8
the_boy_syrup said:
People need to get over the past ffs man up and have a laugh
I dont know how anybody can laugh at aushwitz, my grandfather was a postman so i can make no claims to him having been a guard or inmate but even after 64years he hasnt got over trying to deliver their gas bill.

not sure about hat and coat but i would like to leave under a blanket
 
#9
Spanny said:
FFS these jokes were written when The Dead Sea was in perfect health
Now there's a practical imposibility, the Dead Sea's been dead a couple of thousand years, whereas the period aimed at for these jokes, is merely 6 decades ago, thereby you Sir, are inaccurate.
 
#11
This thread reminds me of a droll line from Barry Norman :

" I thought i'd never start laughing . And I didn't "
 
#12
FredWest said:
Spanny said:
FFS these jokes were written when The Dead Sea was in perfect health
Now there's a practical imposibility, the Dead Sea's been dead a couple of thousand years, whereas the period aimed at for these jokes, is merely 6 decades ago, thereby you Sir, are inaccurate.

And you Sir are a Sarcasm Walt!!


Had you really wished to tick Spanny off, you might have pointed out that his supposition is tantamount to impossible. After all one of the earliest forms of human portable writing are 'The Dead Sea Scrolls', which were written when The Dead Sea was still, ermmmmmmm, dead.
 
#13
Gremlin said:
FredWest said:
Spanny said:
FFS these jokes were written when The Dead Sea was in perfect health
Now there's a practical imposibility, the Dead Sea's been dead a couple of thousand years, whereas the period aimed at for these jokes, is merely 6 decades ago, thereby you Sir, are inaccurate.

And you Sir are a Sarcasm Walt!!


Had you really wished to tick Spanny off, you might have pointed out that his supposition is tantamount to impossible. After all one of the earliest forms of human portable writing are 'The Dead Sea Scrolls', which were written when The Dead Sea was still, ermmmmmmm, dead.
Bugger, never thought of that one!
 
#14
i don't remember the ins and outs but waaaay back in the mists of time (the 80's) in Germany, an RAF hairy plane managed to shoot down another RAF hairy plane!! I think one was from Wilders the other from Bruggen! Shortly afterwards my dad poled up at the Sgts Mess in Wilders dressed as an Exocet missile! Some people had total sense of humour failure for some reason!Will have to see if he has any pics, it was an ace costume as i remember it!

edited to add apparently it was a Bruggen Jag shot down by a Wilders Phantom May 25 '82 and it may have been a sidewinder
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#15
Glad to see Bernard Manning is alive and well. :roll:
 
#16
A couple of years after twin towers were hit I went to a fancy dress party for an American friend of mines birthday. I had forgotten bout the party, and remembered about it at the last minute so didn't have a costume. Pished out of our heads me and a mate decided to go as 9/11. I sellotaped to my arms 2 wing shaped bits of cardboard and made a makeshift cockpit hat.

My mate got loads of bits of card from my housemate who does graphics at uni and shaped himself like one of the twin towers. To make things worse he printed a photo of that bloke that jumped and taped it to his back.

We went to the party laughing all the way and when we got there there were about 10 Americans and canadians. Needless to say it didn't go down well and my mate got punched in the face, followed by a hasty exit. We were only there about 15 minutes after all that effort! Haven't spoken to said friend since haha.
 
#17
Austen_D said:
A couple of years after twin towers were hit I went to a fancy dress party for an American friend of mines birthday. I had forgotten bout the party, and remembered about it at the last minute so didn't have a costume. Pished out of our heads me and a mate decided to go as 9/11. I sellotaped to my arms 2 wing shaped bits of cardboard and made a makeshift cockpit hat.

My mate got loads of bits of card from my housemate who does graphics at uni and shaped himself like one of the twin towers. To make things worse he printed a photo of that bloke that jumped and taped it to his back.

We went to the party laughing all the way and when we got there there were about 10 Americans and canadians. Needless to say it didn't go down well and my mate got punched in the face, followed by a hasty exit. We were only there about 15 minutes after all that effort! Haven't spoken to said friend since haha.
Rubbish
 
#18
I'm afraid it's true, I was also extremely ashamed of myself the next day and had a very very bad hangover. Suppose i can laugh about it now though.
 
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