Saturday, August 31, 2019

My Student's Funny Story

Even some of my advanced English students don't "get" American jokes or humor. Humor doesn't always seem to translate well. Recently, one of my students brought this funny story he had printed from the internet and said he thought it was an American joke. Having been through quite a few of the age groups, I thought it was cute.  I had to explain what a Dairy Queen was. (Do or did you have one in your town?) Anyway, here is the story.  You can tell me if you think it is funny.


A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View Restaurant because they only had $6.00 among them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street.  


At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the drinks were cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover charge, and there were lots of cute guys.  


At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 35-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the atmosphere was good, it was right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiney little kids.



At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 45-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the martinis were big and the waiters were younger.


At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 55-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the prices were reasonable, the wine list was good, the restaurant had windows that opened (in case of hot flashes), and fish is good for choloesterol.


At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 65-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the lighting was good and the restaurant had an early bird special.


At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 75-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the food was not too spicy and the restaurant was handicapped-accessible.


At their reunion 10 years later, the group of 85-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because they had never been there before.

11 comments:

jacaranda said...

Ah...the ageing process, I had a giggle. Great story and so very true.

Vireya said...

I laughed because the ending was unexpected. I don't know if it actually funny. My parents remember things they've done in the past, it's just things that happened last week they have no memory of.

kiwikid said...

Yep I can relate to that!

White Rose said...

lol i think its funny Pamela, we used to have a Dairy Queen in our town and my girlfriend worked there ,she sold ice creams in cones and milk shakes,its not there now and has been gone for many years now xx

Jeanie said...

Very funny! And very clever!

Queeniepatch said...

Ha, ha, this story is true of any nationality. Recently I had a reunion with my friends from Highschool. We have met regularly for fifty years and have now reached an age where we pick a restaurant for its quietness. Next year's choice will have to be a place where the menus come in large print!

roughterrain crane said...

Thanks for this joke. Daily Queen has kept a stable position in their hearts for a long time. Finally they went out for an adventure.

Manuela said...

Thanks for this lovely story/joke.
Enjoy the weekend. Manuela

DUTA said...

Great story, great humor!

Polly said...

I'm laughing but feel I shouldn't, I dread this happening to me. I guess it's best to enjoy the here and now while I can.

Leonore Winterer said...

That story is funny and somewhat adorable too! I kept waiting for them to go back to the Dairy Queen, though.