The Punch Line

The Discover writing prompt today is BITE

As the prompt site says, this word can be used in many ways. I thought of the line, “I’ll bite,” when someone’s telling you a joke and you know the answer will be a groaner, but you’ll risk it.

So here’s my dentist coming home from work…

“Did you have a good day,” the dentist’s wife asked when he got home that night.

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“Yeah, pretty good,” he answered. “And my last patient was that guy with all the one-liners. Here’s his latest: What you call the soft tissue between a shark’s teeth?”

“I’ll bite” she answered. “What do you call it?”

“A slow swimmer.”

She groaned. “I should have guessed.”

“Then when I told him he needed two fillings, he said, ‘You need to tell my wife that. She’s always telling me I need to diet.’



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