Saturday, February 13, 2010
The Kiss of Death
I got a new reader the other day. She left the nicest comment. It said...
"This is the first time I've visited your site, but I'm TOTALLY coming back! You are HILARIOUS! You even made my husband chuckle and that takes a LOT!"
Thank you so much. But now....I'm funny? Oh No! I thought you all came here for deep intellectual reading.
Humor eh.....well, ok. I guess I can change my entire writing style.
A priest and a rabbi went to a bar...
Nope. That doesn't work. Perhaps priests and rabbis go into bars but the chance of both of them going into a bar at the same time is pretty slim. Would they be wearing their church clothes? If they weren't, I wonder how long they would be chatting before they realized they others professions. Would they be drinking? Also, what day of the week would they be there?
Also, isn't one of the main reasons people go to bars is to pick up members of the opposite sex. That isn't an option, is it? I mean, of course priests and rabbis are welcome to go into bars if they want to but even if they did, does that mean someone has to make a joke about it? Can't people just leave them alone! Maybe they were out and about and just wanted a diet coke and a bit of friendly conversation. Don't judge them. That just isn't nice. How would you like to be judged if you went somewhere. What if so many jokes started out with, "A writer and a firefighter went to a library......"? Or how about "A stay at home mom and a decorated war vet went into a Starbucks......"? Just because you go into an establishment, does that automatically mean a joke should be said about it? And what if you aren't in the mood to tell a joke? Would the joke still be funny if you said it later when you were in a funnier mood? Would if be as funny if you said "A stay at home mom and a decorated war vet just walked OUT of a Starbucks......."? And what if they aren't in the mood for Starbucks? What about saying "A stay at home mom and a decorated war vet just walked PAST a Starbucks....."? And what if there isn't even a Starbucks around? And what about people like me that don't even like coffee so rarely visit Starbucks? Where will I go to get my material? Is it fair for me to make a joke about people going into Starbucks if I rarely visit them myself? And what about....
I give up. I just can't be funny "on demand".
And what's so funny about monkeys?
Oh, but seriously, thanks for the nice comment.
And have an outstanding evening. Well, no need to be outstanding. Go in the house. It's awfully cold out there. Have an In-Sitting evening!!