I am partnering with Laffy Taffy to celebrate National Let’s Laugh Day. My thoughts and words are my own. My jokes are free and plentiful.
The Last Laff
They say that laughter is the best remedy. It’s not that I’m ailing, but I guess I just enjoy a good laugh. Considering that March 19th is National Let’s Laugh Day, it is a day that I can get down with celebrating.
Little did I know that the last laugh would be on me.
What you have to understand is that I am a dad and a teacher. I’m full of jokes. None of them are good, but I am full of them. They say that all teachers are frustrated performers. I don’t know who “they” is, but they are mostly right.
Every day is a stand-up routine in my classroom with one exception – I’m sitting down. People underestimate the effect of humor, or the importance of it, especially in a classroom.
Sometimes I prep the jokes and sometimes they just happen. Need a peek into a typical day in my classroom? Here’s what you might hear in my classroom or the hallway:
“Don’t trust atoms, they make up everything.”
“The future, the present and the past walked into a restaurant. Things got a little tense.”
“I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.”
“I’d tell you a chemistry joke but I know I wouldn’t get a reaction.”
As you can see, I’m used to telling the jokes, but not being the joke. Well, that all changed tonight.
It was a busy day. School all day, followed by kid activities until bedtime. I returned home, helped get the kids ready for bed and even brushed my teeth.
And that’s when there was a knock on the door.
A delivery? This late? Addressed to me? I hadn’t ordered anything, yet there was a box for me on my doorstop.
I opened the box only to discover – Laffy Taffy had sent me a joke book.
A joke book. How fortuitous! New material to pepper my students and colleagues. Laffy Taffy is what we call a “credible source” of humor as they have been writing my type of jokes since 1971. It even said it on the cover of the joke book.
And that’s when I became the mark for the joke itself. I opened the “book” only to find it wasn’t full of jokes, but full of Laffy Taffy candy.
Laffy Taffy, you got me. What better joke than sending a box full of candy to someone who has already brushed their teeth. This candy is safe for tonight, but not tomorrow. This was a great way to end Let’s Laff Day. The best part?
You didn’t send me a single piece of banana Laffy Taffy. Thank you.
Hey. Readers. While the 19th of March may be #LetsLaffDay, let’s laugh again tomorrow. Need a joke? Did I tell you the one about the bike that couldn’t stand up on its own? It was two tired.
If you need more jokes, go ahead and check out a Laffy Taffy wrapper, or just join me in class.