Sunday, April 24, 2016
I found a collection of one-liners that struck me as so amusing that I jotted them down on one of the hundreds of scraps of paper I carry in my jean pockets. Then, as there wasn't much else to do with them, I shared them out with various of my co-workers and with an occasional lucky library patron as well.
I started with:
A friend told me I've been acting too much like a flamingo, so I put my foot down.
I like that one even if somehow it's not quite perfect, and I keep wanting to try and edit it. People laughed though.
No one got this one, and maybe you or I wouldn't either if we were hearing it instead of reading it:
I, for one, like roman numerals.
but either way it's frightfully clever.
I was also fond of:
Dark humor is like food, not everyone gets it.
which just goes deeper as you think of it.
But there was one of these one-liners that I'd written down and just kind of held onto. There was something a touch uncomfortable about it, and I didn't want to say it. But maybe because of that I ended up having to try it out to see how it felt:
People say I'm condescending, (leaning in) that means I talk down to people.
Perhaps it was just a tiny bit too close to home. One doesn't want people to think
"Yeah, I can see that."
They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian; Well they're not laughing now!