11.20.2008

KNEE-SLAPPER

In my Food Science class my teacher is, hands down, the nerdiest and most monotone person I have ever known. It is that very fact that makes his subtle and boring humor painfully hilarious. Yesterday in class he was teaching us about chemical leavening and his lecture went as follows:

"Soured dairy-"
(SIRENS)
"They're after me, I can hear it. So soured dairy products produce acid."

That, in his lifeless voice without skipping a beat, was the funniest thing I had heard all week. I unsuccessfully tried to smother my laughter in my lap - along with one of my other classmates - but was absolutely shocked to find that we were the only two in the entire room who found this humorous. Unbelievable.

Why is it that so many people fail to recognize dry humor? That's my favorite kind.

1 comment :

trish said...

That's funny...and be prepared to give me an impersonation TOMORROW when we get to see eachother! :)