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Couple That Runs a Circus Go to an Adoption Agency Looking to Adopt a Child

Odette Odendaal
May 27, 2019
09:06 A.M.
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Things are not always what they seem, or are they? In today’s joke of the day, a circus couple tried to convince social workers of their suitability to adopt a child.


A married couple, wanting to adopt a child, go to an adoption agency. The social workers are impressed with the overall demeanor of the couple and decide to have an interview with them right away.

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Firstly the social workers asked about their profession. When the couple said, they run a circus; it raised eyebrows in spite of their educated first impression.

For a child having to move around all the time, being around dangerous animals, it didn’t sound like a suitable environment for a child to grow up in at all.

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So the wife took out a pocket-sized photo album and showed the social workers pictures of their 55-foot motor home. The rooms were well-maintained and clean and even included a beautiful nursery.

As nice as it was, the social workers still had concerns about the child’s education, so the husband decided to put their minds at ease. "We've arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual subjects along with French, Mandarin, and computer skills," he said.

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The social workers also raised their concern regarding a child being raised in a circus environment, to which the wife replied, "Our nanny is a certified expert in pediatric care, child welfare, proper nutrition, and exercise - all that a child requires."

Impressed by the couple’s answers, the social workers moved on to the final question and asked, "What ages were you looking to adopt?"

"It doesn't really matter, as long as they fit in a cannon," the husband said.

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In another circus related joke to keep the laughter firing, a little boy received a confusing answer to a straight forward question.

A married couple takes their son to the circus for the first time. With all the excitement, his father gets up between acts to get them some popcorn.

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While he is away, the little boy notices something strange going on with the elephant and asks his mother, "Mommy, what is that hanging down under the elephant?"

Embarrassed and not sure how to answer the question, she says, “Oh, that’s nothing honey.” The father returns with the popcorn moments later, and they watch the next circus act. Having had too much cola, the boy’s mother leaves to use the bathroom.

Not satisfied with the answer he got from his mother, the little boy decides to ask his father while his mother is gone, "Dad, what is that hanging down between the elephant's legs?"

Elephant performing his act. | Source: Shutterstock.


Without fuss, the dad says, “That’s the elephant’s boy parts.” Slightly confused, the boy says, “Well how come when I asked mom she said that it was nothing?”

Dad leans back in his chair and says, “Son, I’ve spoiled that woman..”

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