Austin, TX— To the chagrin of family and close friends alike, local father Clark Grammar was recently seen gearing up to tell that one joke again.
“I got a good one for you guys,” Grammar said, directing his attention at the only two dinner guests who had not yet heard the once-funny yarn.
Son Michael, who had reportedly heard the joke no less than 15 times in his 25 years, leaned back in his chair and made a motorboating sound with his lips in a toothless attempt to derail the telling.
“It’s hi-larious,” Grammar told reporters at press time. “I heard it on a train in Mexico and the guys and I couldn’t stop laughing when I told them. Even Michael loved it when he was a kid, although it’s a little blue.”
“The first time I heard it was right after he learned it, I think. And I cracked up laughing,” the younger Grammar later told reporters. “That was my first mistake. I shouldn’t have even given him that inch.”
Wife Shelley also spoke up afterward, informing everyone that she had never really found the joke all that funny.
“It’s crude for one thing, but it’s also long.”
“The English would say that what it lacks in humour, it makes up for in length,” Grammar told onlookers in an attempt to set up expectations before launching into the barb.
When asked what they expected to hear, the two guests friends Paul and Mary Watson, said, “Clark can be pretty funny sometimes. He’s had a couple of margs so we knew he’d probably be in the mood.”
“So a guy walks into a confessional, right?” Grammar said, according to the witnesses, who all placed their heads in their hands in resentful anticipation.