Me: Last night, I dreamed I made up the funniest joke in the world. Everybody laughed. I became quite famous.
Husband: Really? Do you remember the joke?
Me: Of course. I spent weeks if not months working on it: honing it, breaking it down and reconstructing it to finely crafted perfection.
Brett: Well, are you going to tell us?
Husband: Wait! What if I laugh so hard I fall off my bike?
Me: Good point. You’d better pull over.
Me: Ok. <to Brett> So, For this to really work, you need a girlfriend.
Brett: <rolls his eyes>
Me: Never mind, just imagine you have a girlfriend, all right? Ok. Knock knock.
Brett: Who’s there?
Me: Your girlfriend! PAHAHAHAHAAA!
Brett: My girlfriend who-
Me: No, no. YOUR GIRLFRIEND! That’s the joke!
Me: Your girlfriend! See? She’s the joke! I know it’s a bit mean – but then, cutting edge humour often is-
Brett: Oh. My god.
Me: Look, you probably need an unimaginary girlfriend for maximum effect.