Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
"Tell us a joke"
This is what the two women working at the tills of the local Marks & Spencer asked me last Saturday. It was Holy Saturday, a few hours before closing time and I could tell they were bored stiff. It must be really boring working in a shop, any shop, the day before a day like Easter. As the staff from M&S there is always nice and friendly to me, whatever the time of the day, I told them the first joke that came to my mind: "There was two men on a boat. One had long hair, the other one didn't mind." It's a lousy old joke a friend used to tell us (my brothers and me) when we were bored and didn't know what to do. The lousiest joke I could ever come up, yet it made them laugh. I don't know if it was to be polite or because they were tired, but they said it was a good one. It is a good example of absurd humour and I thought I would share it and the anecdote on the blog.