“Duck under the table and see what you can find,” was Father’s pat answer to the question of what was for dessert.
He was like that: quick-witted and full of comebacks. My husband is the same, and I compound the problem by walking into it every time:
“What have you got on tomorrow?” I’ll ask, innocently enough, to which he’ll inevitably respond:
“Shorts and a T-shirt.”
The trouble with this kind of humour is that it is never obsolete – the jokes are corny and usually elicit a moan rather than a chuckle, but they are also catchy and when the kids ask: “What are you up to?” I can’t help myself and reply:
(These groans are brought to you by the daily prompts of obsolete (Daily Addictions), compound (Fandango), and duck (Ragtag Community). Have a few zingers of your own? Leave them in the comments and I’ll promise not to laugh.)