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Fruh 300How advanced is your taste for bad jokes? 

Mine is improving.

I'd like to be able to say that I fell in love with Bob because of his bad jokes, but in fact, I fell in love with bad jokes because of Bob. It took a while. For the longest time, I judged them - which meant I judged him.

Well, I immediately loved my reader and buddy Al's admittedly bad joke about a recent post. He referred to the picture in the post Greeting Card Metamessages with this comment,

"David must be an expert CPA as he is outstanding in his field. Groan lol."

Yes. Groan. And yet I welcomed the observation I missed, loved the lightness of the comment and appreciated the fact that Al was willing to share a pretty lame joke with me. 

An appreciation of bad jokes: it's a fine art. it might not be on the top your list of SpeakStrong aspirations, but it is a valuable quality. 

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