Same here. Works a lot better as a short story than as a joke, to be honest.I think the more than infuriatingly pun-tastic joke is actually made up for by the pretty nice story it's hidden in. I quite enjoyed reading it, to be honest.
Fun fact: that's roughly 1/6th of the way towards being a novel instead of a short story.Just read the huge joke
And I just copy pasted it to MS Word to check the word count which happens to be 10,849 words.
Lol, that only works if you say Juan and Amal the English, and way rather than the proper way...A woman gave birth to twins, but unable to support them, put them up for adoption.
Years later, having felt guilty for all that time, she hires a private investigator to track down the children.
After several months and several thousand pounds worth of travel, the investigator finally return with files on the two children. He informs the lady that the twins were split up and adopted by different families, one Mexican & one Arab. The Arab family had named their child Amal, while the Mexican family had opted for the traditional Spanish name Juan. The investigator told the woman that both had grown up into bright, happy, healthy boys, but he had only managed to photograph the boy that had been adopted by the Mexican family. The woman protested
"But i paid you to track them both down!"
The investigator replied
"They're twins, if you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal..."
I've heard a different version of this one ...You do know what they say about older women: feels like waving a baguette in Madison Square Garden.
Women are like parking spaces...normally all the good ones are taken. So, occasionally, when no one's looking, you have to stick it in a disabled one.
You know why black people are afraid of chainsaws ? When you start it up, it goes "Rrunnnn-niga-diediediediedie..."