Video: Knock Knock Jokes in Angkor Wat

The children around Angkor Wat are adorable and sadly their cuteness is used against them. Their parents, who are very poor, are forced to send their kids out to sell crap to tourists. Most of the kids sell postcards and their strategy is to approach you and say, “Mister you buy postcard.” And then they count the postcards. “1, 2, 3… 10.” It’s adorable and sad. When one girl came up to me, attempting to sell me postcards of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples by counting to ten in eight languages, I decided to provide her with another sales strategy. I taught her a Knock Knock joke. I thought it would kill and bring her a fortune. Check out the videos and outtakes to see how it went.

(If you’re having trouble viewing any of these videos, just click on the link here and watch the four ten-second clips of the girl in the orange shirt.)

First Attempt at the Knock Knock Joke

Second Attempt

Third Attempt

Celebration. Now we put her to the test.

Thanks a lot Spanish guy. It’s “Postcard who?” Not “Postcard?” I thought this joke was internationally known.

You did well anyway, kid. (By the way, did you hear her friend shout at me that not every tourist will get the Knock Knock joke, making it an inferior sales pitch to counting postcards. These kids are smart.)

Posted on by Noah Lederman in Travel Tips

4 Responses to Video: Knock Knock Jokes in Angkor Wat

  1. sam lederman

    did you at least buy HER postcard??/

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  3. Chanel @ La Viajera Morena

    That wa s a good idea 😀 I brought those post cards too!

    • Noah Lederman

      Thanks. They certainly know how to sell… and they’re persistent.

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