The other day I was required as part of my job to find some jokes. Great news.
Anyway, I found a list of apparently the 50 funniest jokes in existence. Have a read over here. A couple of my favourites:
A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named ‘Amal.’ The other goes to a family in Spain, they name him Juan’. Years later; Juan sends a picture of himself to his mum. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, ”But they are twins. If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.”
I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.
‘My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.
Now, apart from making you laugh out loud as they did me, the thing that really struck me was the comments at the bottom of the page. Here’s a typical one:
These jokes are horrible… not a single one was funny. These people need to get their sense of humor checked.
Firstly, this guy’s clearly not British (spelling of ‘humour’) so may very well prefer a different sense of humour. Not an issue with that. But come on, lighten up! If you read a list of 50 jokes and find that ‘not a single one was funny’ I think you’re taking yourself too seriously!
I don’t seem to be able to find this anywhere (so please if you know where to find it let me know…possibly in The Screwtape Letters) but C.S. Lewis once said that an ability to laugh at simple things was a sign of humility; laughing loudly and watching one’s belly wobble, then laughing at that, requires such a level of unashamedness that when you’re in that position you can’t help but realise your helplessness!
So, indeed, click the link, read those jokes, and laugh to your heart’s content.