22 Jan 2015


Letter J

I don't like jokes in general and never even remember the onse which made me laugh.

Nothing is worse when you are invited for a supper and there is one man (it's mostly men who think they entertain people with jokes) who tells jokes non stop and you are supposed to laugh and there is no other conversation at all others than jokes.

When I was still working and we had a meeting, once the subject had been discussed, the jokes started ! One after the other and the joke teller was very proud of himself and probably thought he had a lot of humor.The onse they liked the most were what we call "under the belt" jokes !

After years of marriage you know all jokes of your dear husband by heart and have to listen to them over and over, you are obliged to put at least a smile on your face not to be impolite !

I prefer by far when somebody tells a funny story out of his/her life, children stories can also be very amusing.

People who only have jokes as a conversation seem to me superficial and humorless.

I get quite a lot per email too, I don't even read them, they go immediately in the bin. I recognize the names of the onse who only send me jokes.

Sometimes I like a joke and want to keep it in my mind, but the next day I have forgotten about what it was.

There are only two jokes I always remember and they are real stupid, that's probably why I remember them.

1. What is the difference between a person falling from the first floor or the 10th floor ?

Answer : the one from the first floor makes "boom", "aahhh",
the one from the 10th floor makes "aahhh", "boom" !

2. Two cats meet in the street, one said to the other, you are pregnant again ?? who is the father ? and the other answers : I don't know I had my head in the bin !

I am a real poor joke teller !

Jenny Matlock
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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I am not a very joke person, some are not funny at all.

Brona Joy said...

I'm also hopeless at remembering jokes.
Mr Books does good Dad jokes, but sadly now that the boys are teenagers, they no longer think they're funny!!

diane b said...

I agree with you whole heartedly.

Jo said...

I agree with you at being subjected to joke-telling in gatherings. If they're "below the belt" I either walk away, of if I'm stuck, and have to listen it through, and it comes to the punch line, I give the joker a dead stare. I refuse to laugh or exclaim. But I LOVE your joke about the cat joke, although I have to read it again to remember it. LOL! I tried to tell it to our three cats, but they didn't even wake up!

Dominique Goh said...

I too am not really into jokes and can't tell jokes.

carol l mckenna said...

Good humor is wonderful ~ jokes ~ well tend to agree with you ~ Great post for J!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I enjoy a well told joke, but I'm with you on those boring email jokes that just keep getting passed around and around...

Maggie said...

I can't tell jokes myself but do enjoy watching some stand up comedians on TV as long as they are what I call clean.

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Lmkazmierczak said...

I enjoy puns and jokes that kids tell...Most recent one: did you hear about the upholsterer who fell into his re-upholstery machine? He's fully recovered!

Sandra Carlier said...

The same for me I couldn't support a person who tells jokes after jokes!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Jokes don't usually make me laugh (not sincerely anyway)...but your post does. I agree about people who se only conversation is jokes. Biggest bores ever.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Pun jokes are my favorite. I still remember the first one I learned in 4th grade eons ago. What color do you paint the wind and sun?

You paint the wind blue and the sun rose. Nyak, nyak, nyak.

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Anonymous said...

The things children come up with from just observing life are some of the funniest things I've ever heard. Our 4-year-old granddaughter always has us laughing out loud. I love this stage!

storybeader said...

most of the time, I don't think jokes are funny either. Most of the time, people tell jokes because they don't have anything intelligent to say. Married women always have children stories, which get on my nerves after awhile too! Guess I'm a serious (old) single... {:-D