I am filled with joy and anticipation. Six years ago I came up with my first joke. Do you want to hear it? Okay, here goes:
What did the plumber say to his customer when he walked up to their kitchen sink?
“I’m at your disposal.”
At the time I was living in an apartment that did not have a disposal, so I came up with that joke as a way to amuse myself about its absence. Little did I know that this would be the first of many jokes to come. From then until now I have come up with more than a thousand jokes. Some have been silly farces while others have been surprisingly profound, such as:
What year was the turning point of all history?
1 A.D. (180)
A few years ago I compiled 365 of my jokes into a book. I attached each joke to a day of the year. It was a huge undertaking, requiring a lot of research on the significance of dates in history. But when I was done I knew something was missing. It wasn’t good enough to publish. Some of the jokes just weren’t funny or meaningful enough, so I kept thinking of more and more and more jokes. They keep coming to me and I keep writing them down almost on a daily basis.
This past week I decided that I finally had enough amazing jokes to switch out the ones that weren’t quite working in the previous edition of my book. On Sunday night, I put the finishing touches on my manuscript, and it is ready. I’m calling my book Annual Laugh: A Year Supply of Clean, Clever Jokes for Any Occasion.
With my wife acting as my literary agent, I am going to send my book to every publisher I can find until one of them agrees to publish it. And if I get turned down by every one of them, I will then find some other means of publishing it, like selling purely digital copies through Amazon.
The point is, I’ve finally accomplished something I’ve been yearning to do for years. Now my first book is done. All I have to do is find someone with a sense of humor who will believe in it as much as I do.
And if anyone tries to get in my way, I’ll just tell them my bus driver joke:
What did the fed-up bus driver say to his rude passenger?
“Where do you get off?”
This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.