Growing up my dad told the dumbest jokes. My sister and I heard them a million times but he’d bring them out again anytime someone new showed up. Usually when we were trapped in the car on a long trip, leaving us to roll our eyes while the new victim listened with rapt attention. Most of them involved a couple of idiots called “the working stiffs”. No idea if he picked up the stories from elsewhere or made them up himself. I think this might be my favorite.
Two working stiffs were digging a ditch. It was hot and miserable. Their supervisor sat nearby under a shady tree, sipping lemonade. The working stiffs got to talking and thought this unfair. One of them climbed out of the ditch, walked over to the supervisor and asked:
“How come we’re stuck in that ditch digging away, and you’re sitting in the shade sipping lemonade?”
The supervisor considered this carefully. Then he stood up and placed a hand on the tree. “Hit my hand as hard as you can.”
“You heard me.”
So the working stiff leaned back, fist out, and swung as hard as he could.
…Of course, the supervisor moved his hand at the last minute.
“That,” the supervisor told him. “is why I’m up here and you’re down there.”
Appropriately chastened and with a very sore hand, the working stiff slunk back down into the ditch.
“Well?” His friend asked. “What did he say?”
The working stiff looked around the empty pit.
He placed a hand on his face and said “Hit my hand as hard as you can.”
My dad died last night.
Know any dumb jokes?