Howdy – you’re about to have a rare treat, a post by the man in this mental relationship, A. Finally I have been able to wrestle the MacBook off S’s lap and have a few moments to talk about a topic that all of us men can relish in, whilst the better halves all have a collective groan…… and not in a good way…!
Dad Jokes – I don’t know specifically when I became infected with the dad joke bug, but following the birth of O it had really found a suitable host and started to infect me with every pun ever made!
I think that the start of the Dad Joke infection starts during those awkward, nervous times at the antenatal class. Us British gentlemen aren’t used to expressing our feelings in groups of strangers, so we look to comedy to cope. In fact throughout the pregnancy and shortly after the birth, comedy is used as a classic defence mechanism. This is when the Dad Joke virus really does latch on.
I do love a good pun. Most Dad Jokes involve a good pun. Like if you were asked your opinion on a mushroom risotto; there’s definitely s’hroom for improvement…
Some of my classic Dad jokes come from the legendary comedian, Tommy Cooper:
Doc I can’t stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home….. That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome…… Is it common?…….. It’s not unusual.
I went to the Doctors “I can’t pronounce my F’s, T’s and H’s”…… “Well you can’t say fairer than that then”
A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only cling film for shorts. The shrink says “Well, I can clearly see you’re nuts…..”
I went to the doctors. He said “What appears to be the problem?” I said “I keep having the same dream, night after night, beautiful girls rushing towards me and I keep pushing them away” He said “How can I help” I said “Break my arms”
The office is also a great place to practice the Dad Joke. One of my colleagues goes to great lengths to avoid asking me “What’s up?” as my reply always will be “The sky and sometimes birds and planes” which infuriates her! In fact, if you want to share in the delight of the Dad Joke at work, why not join me in sharing some Tearable Puns:
So there you are. Dad Jokes are a disease and sharing them is our therapy. What are your favourite Dad Jokes? Put them in the comments and the best ones will win a prize far greater than anything actually tangible……. my admiration.
Keep fighting the good fight – A.