So it’s finally that time of the year when Santa brings us presents and we exchange greetings. People send random text messages and ping other people on Whatsapp and Facebook, among all and everything that is said and expressed, one joke that was invented by some white-bearded haggard person, who was a dimwit but thought he was a pro at making jokes, has remained constant-‘SEE YOU NEXT YEAR’ jokes.
It is probably the longest pulled joke in the history of human evolution, and if you crack these jokes then, your humor-quotient needs to go for a dry wash or you can ask your sweeper to dust it for you because that will come cheaper.
If you still find these million years old jokes funny then you are either a toddler or an alien. The chances of you falling under the latter category are higher as intelligent foetuses generally get super-bored after listening to it for like a zillion times in their mother’s womb.
By any chance, if you have managed to save a little place for these jokes as memories from your childhood, then your teachers, your classmates, your parents, and other humourless adults would kill it for you. Welcome to planet earth!
Consider the worst-case scenario, what if your crack-head boss or super boring teacher takes to humour. And what would better suit the mouths of these good-for-nothing souls, than a joke which is older than time itself? Butyou have to laugh anyway, else you would risk that hike or those grace marks, and fake-laughter seems to allure you more,than real-crying. So keep showing your teeth.
A good way to deal with the ‘see you next year meme’ is to block the witless people who still think it is funny, cute or would induce curiosity in you. Frankly, by now you have stopped bothering who stays in your life and who leaves,because a part of your soul probably justifies the idealism of Thanos (provided YOUare not wiped off from the face of this earth. right?) as overpopulation is a serious issue and people talking rubbish threatens your sanity. So if someone says, ‘see you next year’ your original reply would be ‘why do I have to see you at all?’ in place of the conventional reply (a perplexed) ‘WHY?!’
Perhaps the only reason for you to remain cool is that you do not want society to ostracize you altogether, else blocking every number on your contact list to avoid this trauma seems like a tempting idea.
Some of you who have been irritated to death, they have been to hell and back, have given up the idea of being civil altogether, and the very moment someone says ‘’see you next year’’ on 31stDec, you feel like throwing a damp log of wood or a ‘guide to developing humor’ book at their face.
To the people who don’t find these jokes funny anymore- congratulations, you are sane!
To the people who still grin at these jokes like a horse under a fit, you need to know that every product comes with an expiry date (you too have one) and that day went by in the year 1727 when Newton discovered gravity(yes, almost 300 years back),let the soul of this not-so-funny joke rest in peace.