Humor Can Be a Serious Thing.
My next two blog entries will be about humor. Don’t worry, I promise there will be a joke at the end.
They say liquor is a “social lubricant” well I think really
humor is even more so. If done well, a joke makes people feel good and puts them in a good mood as well as,” break the ice”. On the other hand, humor can be dangerous. Sometimes people say things they think are funny and they are not, in fact they can be hurtful. When a “joke” makes fun of someone, it can be a negative thing. It can hurt their feelings or even embarrass them.
When we make a “joke” about our selves it shouldn’t be demeaning. “Gentle jokes” are the best. Jokes or stories that are low key and good natured are what I would call “real jokes”. Here is the tricky part, who decides if the jokes are in fact gentle, it is like beauty, and each person has to decide for themselves what is funny.
So here is half the joke/story before I give you the rest of the joke I would like you to think about where the joke is going. Ask yourself, what could be funny about this? Is there a negative side?
An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my backyard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. I gave him a few pats and he followed me into the house, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door and I let him out. The next day he was back, walked inside the house and resumed his spot in the corner and slept for about an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: “I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.” The next day ……. To be continued tomorrow
See you at my blog tomorrow with the rest of the story,
Is the suspense getting to you? 😉