Thursday, May 9, 2013

Messing Up the Punchline...

I have yet to perfect joke telling. I hear a joke and try so hard to remember it but I usually don't. If I do remember it, I forget *key* parts and then my joke ceases to be funny.  

For example, once I wanted to tell the family a funny/cute joke I heard during the day. When the time was right I said:

"Two worms were in a race.  It ended in a tie."

Tim and Jacob looked at me, both trying to figure out how that even made sense or why it was supposed to be funny. It was obvious it wasn't funny to them. They didn't get it.  

I was puzzled at why they were looking at me blankly. I began to wonder if I said something wrong so I re-thought it.  

Two worms...were in a race. It a tie..... hmmm. "Oops....Wait! Wait! I forgot something!" I admitted.

"Two SILK worms were in a race. It ended in a tie."

THAT got them laughing....a lot!!  In fact, Jacob laughed and liked it so much that he texted the joke to his friend exactly as I told it originally. Something tells me he's mocking me! :P  


Patty said...

I can SO relate. My children always mock my joke telling inabilities.

Montereymom said...

Oh I love silk jokes, working with my Talbot tie silk I know what "ties" and tangles can be. Cute joke and like you, I have good intentions of remembering a funny one, but when it comes time to think of what the joke was, its a joke.