I was the “Jokemaster” at yesterday’s Toastmasters meeting, and I decided to write original jokes rather than read something from the Internet. I bombed pretty thoroughly.
My first joke was this: “the Finance Department announced that our retirement money is fine, but if you had a 401K it is now a 5K. If you want your money you have to run a three mile race. Apparently the winner takes all.”
Everybody stared at me like I was a damn fool. A true fool would know how to get a laugh.
I didn’t get a laugh until the fifth joke, which was more self-deprecating. The only upside is that I can’t do much worse than that. Maybe I should go study for the CPCU 510.