I am appalled, disgusted, embarrassed and ashamed, yet slightly aroused
Everyone knows about mother-in-law jokes, so a few days ago I invented brother-in-law jokes.
My Brother-In-Law (work in progress)
I asked my brother-in-law:
“Working hard or hardly working?”
He said: “I’ve spent the last few hours
crying alone in the dark.”
My brother-in-law cries himself to sleep.
In the middle of the night, I bring him glasses
of water, so that he isn’t too dehydrated.
My brother-in-law would be my favourite
person if he was as funny as he thinks he is.
He isn’t. All he ever does is cry all day.
My brother-in-law asked for a book to read
because he gets bored at night;
his overwhelming sadness means he can’t sleep.
I lent him a copy of The Bell Jar.
My brother-in-law is secretly in love
with one of my friends. I told him
that we all know and regularly laugh at him
behind his back.
My brother-in-law is finally seeking
professional help. I think he’d be better off
with a punchline.