Friday, 29 June 2018

When People Don't Get My Jokes.


When I went to a campsite the other week.  We found a campsite and went in the office,shop and the campsite owner said:

"Two tents?"

I replied

"Two tents or two tense?"

Campsite owner didn't laugh.

I said:  "It's a joke."

He didn't laugh!  I was only trying to break the ice.


11 comments:

  1. I know what that is like Dave and perhaps certain folk have very little wit !

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    1. Thanks Heron. Some people don't have an ounce of humour. Thanks.

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  2. Paddy and his two sons were looking for work. They went to the labour exchange, as it used to be called. The man on duty there said to them: Get along to the forest, they're looking for tree fellers. Paddy said: Well that's alright, there's tree of us!

    Sorry. That's the only Irish joke in my limited repertoire.

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    1. Thanks Gwil. Can we tell Irish jokes anymore? Americans make jokes out of Poles. Seeing that I am half Irish. Heres one for you:

      Two women next door neighbours talking over the hedge:

      "Hey Bridget is your daughter still a virgin?"

      "Not yet!"


      Thanks Gwil!

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  3. It happens to me all the time Dave. The Polish dentist not getting my jokes caused me to part company with him five years ago. The dental nurse stepped outside his room one particular bad day when he took umbrage at my banter and told me in the corridor that she was sorry but he just doesn't get British humour. I decided enough was enough and never went back.

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    1. "I . . . never went back."

      What? Not even to get your teeth polished?

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    2. No, never. I now have the lovely new dentist, who is South African, and he DOES understand British banter and it is a two way thing.

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  4. Thanks Rachel. You feel a right one when somebody doesn't get your jokes. Imagine being a stand up comedian and dying a death?

    Hosepipe ban in Dublin from Monday. You couldn't make it up. Ireland should eport water it gets that much. Thanks!

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  5. Some do, some don't! It's an awful feeling when a joke goes flat but I pity those who have no sense of humour. Enjoy your weekend.

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  7. Was he just too tense to appreciate your joke, or possibly too dense?

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