He would toss them in the air, one at a time, then catch them in his mouth.
Having just thrown one peanut, his wife asked him a question, and as he turned his head to answer her, the peanut fell in his ear.
He tried and tried to dig it out, but unfortunately only succeeded in pushing it in deeper.
He called his wife for assistance, and after hours of trying to dislodge the peanut, they became worried and decided to go to the hospital.
As they were getting ready to go out the door, their daughter came home with her latest date.
After being informed of the problem, the young man said he could get the peanut out.
The man told the father to sit down, then proceeded to shove two fingers up the father’s nose and told him to blow hard.
When the father blew his nose, the peanut flew out of his ear.
The mother and daughter jumped and yelled for joy.
The young man insisted that it was nothing and the daughter took the young man out to the kitchen for something to eat.
Once he was gone, the mother turned to the father and said, “That’s so wonderful! Isn’t he smart? What do you think he is going to be when he grows older?”
The father replied, “From the smell of his fingers, our son in-law.”
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