Misplaced modifiers are funny—except when you write them and become the object of derision at worst and gentle teasing at best.
Here are a few examples from the book I used in my business writing seminars, The Bare Essentials (Norton, Green, Barale):
Swimming isn’t a good idea if cold or polluted. (Who or what is cold or polluted?)
I learned about Joan’s having a baby in last week’s letter. (That must have been a tight squeeze.)
I saw the Queen and her entourage arrive through a plate glass window. (Ouch!)
At the age of five, the barber cut Jamie’s hair, which curled to his shoulders nearly for the first time. (Such a precocious barber. And did Jamie’s hair curl to his shoulders for the first time? What did happen for the first time?)
Here’s the rule about misplaced modifiers: Put the modifier right next to the word it gives information about.