Thursday, July 15, 2010

weekly writing assignment

Once again, I've been flaking on posting and borrowed some motivation from none other than the amazing Mama Kat and her Weekly Writing Assignment.

The prompt: write about a joke that did not go over well

Several years ago, I was talking with my boyfriend and I told him that I had heard on the news that Mr. Rogers had died. (remember Mr. Rogers? I loved his show. He was awesome!)

Our conversation went something like this:

Me: "Hey, did you hear that Mr. Rogers died?"

Him: "Yeah. I heard."

Me: "And he died on your birthday."

Him: "I know. That sucks."

Me: "You know what that means, don't you?"

Him: "No. What?"

Me: "It means that you killed Mr. Rogers."

Him: "What? Why would you say something like that? That's the meanest thing anyone's ever said to me!"

Me: "It was a joke. I thought it would be funny. It was much funnier in my head than out my mouth. I don't REALLY think you killed Mr. Rogers."

Him: "Well, it wasn't funny. It wasn't funny at all. I can't believe you said that to me."

Me: "Ok. I'm sorry. Let's just forget about it."

Him: "I can't just forget that Mr. Rogers died. I knew Mr. Rogers! I used to mow his lawn when I was in high school."

Me: "You KNEW Mr. Rogers? That is awesome! You are soo lucky that you got to meet Mr. Rogers!"

Him: "Don't change the subject. You said I killed Mr. Rogers. He was one of the nicest people I ever met and you said I killed him!"

Me: "I didn't really mean it. I just thought it would be funny. Which it clearly wasn't"

Him: "I can't talk to you right now. In fact, I can't be with you right now. I'm going home and I'll call you later."

He didn't talk to me for 3 days.


(I still kinda think it's funny, though)

1 comment:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ok funny in like a bizarre way, but honestly way funnier is the bf's reaction because that was a bit over the top