Last month was the first off-line meeting of "Be Funny" club.
Everybody told a joke. Some even were funny and I laughed.
My turn now.
I stand up.
Bow not too low, so that not to sweep the floor, but yet low enough to lose my balance.
Everybody laughs wholeheartedly.
Well, it's good beginning.
I raise myself slowly and say:
-And now the second joke.
Once more everybody laugh.
I begin to tell my joke which I think is very funny:
-One man, let's call him A
-Why A? I didn't hear such a name (Linna, the Scientologist shouted)
-B is better? (it's me)
-No. Give us a name, please (Linna is so polite sometimes that I wish she wouldn't be.)
-Okey. Let see… One man who was called Alexander…
-And if he wasn't called? (At least five of them threw it into my joke. Thanks. Really funny.)
-Well. (I'll just drink this glass of water….and calm myself…) Now I will continue.. From the beginning. Can I?
Only blank stares met my eyes, so I continued.
-There was a guy by name Alexander. He met his friend Boris and told him a joke:
|"Boris, how many eggs can you eat on empty stomach?"
|Boris thought, counted on fingers for a while, looked on the ceiling seeking there some help and hesitantly answered:
|"No Boris. Wrong answer."
|"Yes, Alexander. Eight. Don't believe to my wife. I eat 15 very rarely"
|"No, no, Boris. I believe. But after the first egg, your stomach isn't empty!"
|Boris began to laugh.
I looked at the group and they were laughing too. Good. That's it. Now I'll bring you a punch line:
-Another day Boris met Chris. And he decided to tell him the same joke:
|"Chris, I want to ask you something. Here it goes: how many eggs can you eat on the empty stomach?"
|"Are you sure" Boris disgustedly asked Chris.
|"Of course I am sure"
|"Well, it's pity you cannot eat eight, because in that case I could tell you a very funny joke"
I looked at the group:
Linna scratches her forehead. Then behind the ear. (Does she expect that this will quicken her thought process?)
Albert begins to smile, makes big eyes and then his eyebrows fly up in total lack of understanding.
Well, to keep it short, after 2 minutes of hard work of thinking, I tried to explain the joke. And after 5 minutes more I succeeded to make them laugh. Only Peter commented:
-It's really good joke, but I won't use it because it's too complicated.
After the meeting, I went to my doctor to see about my headaches.
As a joke, I decided to tell him about everything:
-Well, I can understand why it is not that funny. Do you really think that eating 8 eggs is funny!
In the evening, I told this joke to my wife, just changed eggs for sandwiches.
-Now I understand why you are so fat-draped lately. Continue to fid your fat-tire with those sandwiches! You will get a bus tires there!
So. I just need your advice: is it a joke (that isn't funny) or it is me and I tell it wrongly?