This story was prompted by the photo below, kindly provided by Al Forbes at Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/ . I think there was also some subliminal influence from watching re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond.
I apologise in advance for the corny humour, but I couldn’t help myself – I went to my first pantomime of the season at the weekend, and it was a veritable pun fest. Besides, if you read the title and still clicked, you knew what you were letting yourself in for. I won’t apologise for including old jokes (not from the pantomime) – they’re so ancient that this can’t possibly be plagiarism (which is bad); I prefer to think I’m recycling them (which is good).
Incidentally, I’m desperate for someone to use a photo of two sheep as a prompt, so I can use the title “Old Ewes Telling Jokes”.
This link will take you to other stories and let you add your own: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=588588 .
Are you a little horse? No, I always talk like this (200 words)
‘What’s so funny, Frank?’
‘Can’t a guy laugh in his own paddock?’
‘Not if he brays like an ass. What’s tickling you?’
‘If you must know, Marie, I just got this joke I heard in the bar last night.’
‘From the barman?’
‘No, from Stan. A cop turns up at a mansion and he’s got this old gorilla with him.’
‘Let me finish. He says to the butler, “I’ve got news about the burglary”. So the butler says, “You caught the burglar?”. Then the cop says, “No, but I brought the silver back”.’
‘I don’t get it.’
‘Silverback … it’s a play on words.’
‘Oh … like the barman’s joke?’
‘When you walk in the bar, he always looks at you and asks, “Why the long face?”.’
‘Why would that make me laugh?’
‘It’s a horse joke.’
‘It’s not funny.’
‘Not any more. He says it every damn time.’
‘Only when I’m with you Marie. You’d give a long face to a Care Bear.’
‘No, Frank, I know that one … the bear takes a long time to give his order and the barman says, “Why the big paws?”.’
‘Have you been eating fermented hay again?’