Did you hear the one about why dogs have no money?
When I heard it, I definitely chuckled. However, when I tried to tell it myself, no one laughed.
You see, I cannot tell a joke.
It’s a genetic issue, as apparently my maternal grandfather suffered from the same condition.
I’ll hear a joke or something funny will happen at work, I share it with my husband, with a friend or one of my co-workers. They never find it as funny as I think it is.
It loses something in the telling.
However, give me a pen or a keyboard, and I can write you a story that will tug at your heartstrings, bring a smile to your face or even make you laugh out loud.
Just one of the many reasons I’m a writer and not a stand-up comedian.