Whiskey Humor: Aunt Carol
For reasons unclear, whiskey has a rap for making people mean. No doubt some drinkers get vicious after a bit too much tippling, but this can happen with any alcoholic beverage—beer, wine, etc. So why does whiskey get singled out?
Beats me. In my own reading, there’s evidence as going back three and four centuries in the U.S. and Irish history that associates whiskey consumption with belligerence.
Anyway, the below joke has been around for a while, and it taps into this perception.
The Aunt Carol Joke
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.
The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories. “Johnny, do you have a story to share?”
“Yes, ma’am, my daddy told a story about my Aunt Carol. Aunt Carol was a pilot in Desert Storm and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a small flask of whiskey, a pistol and a survival knife.
“She drank the whiskey on the way down so it wouldn’t fall into enemy hands and then her parachute landed right in the middle of twenty enemy troops. She shot fifteen of them with the gun until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, ’til the blade broke and then she killed the last one with her bare hands.”
“Good heavens,” said the horrified teacher, “What kind of moral did your daddy teach you from that horrible story?”
“Stay the heck away from Aunt Carol when she’s been drinking.”