By Paula Matter
Causing laughter or amusement.
Intended or designed to amuse.
Strangely or suspiciously odd; curious.
Tricky or deceitful.
What makes you laugh? Do you like slapstick? Puns? Play on words? Smart ass rejoinders? Wit?
Do you prefer profound over profane?
One of my co-workers expects a joke from me every day I see her. I have a knack for remembering jokes, so my well has not yet run dry. Probably goes back to my days of bartending. I have another co-worker who loves to tell me jokes. Unfortunately, 99% of them are in my well already. But I laugh because it’s what she wants.
I love making people laugh. I find tremendous joy in it. I could share my favorite joke with you now, but it’d take too long to write. Stop me at a conference or some other writerly event sometime and I’ll be happy to share.
Here's one of my favorite short silly jokes:
Why don't seagulls fly around bays?
Because then they'd be bagels.
What’s your favorite joke? Your favorite funny story? Favorite bumper sticker?
Let’s make each other laugh today.