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joe putz-a-vucki

My mother told me about one of my father’s clients, ed kazinski. he had a stutter and you couldn’t mistake his voice.
well he called the house one night and my father was out with the boys and so my mother decided to play a trick. she told ed “my husband is out with ed kazinski and he won’t be home for a while”
and ed stuttered, tried to make an excuse, cover up for my father and said, “uh, well, tell him joe putz-a-vucki called” and he quickly hung up the telephone. thought my mother didn’t know his voice.
later he told my father he covered up for him and my father said, my wife knows your stuttering voice, silly. everybody can recognize your voice. she was just playing a joke. and by the way, who is joe putz-a-vucki?
ed told my father that putz-a-vucki was polish for “under the sidewalk” and it was just what came out of his mouth when he didn’t have time to think.




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