Bad puns are something I never truly appreciated until I met my husband. I adore bad puns now, because I have numerous people in my life, including my husband MTM, who entertain me with them. Last night was a feast of bad puns served up by several of the men in my life.
All of these bad puns occurred on my Twitter page over the following post, made by me: My friend Chance’s wife just had a boy, also named Chance. MTM actually had me ask him if they will call the kid “2nd Chance.” #badpun
Chance is my oldest friend. I’ve known him since I was in 5th grade and he was in 6th grade. His wife had their third child, a 10 pound 12 ounce toddler, I mean newborn boy, on July 22. This is Chance’s first boy, so please forgive him for being more excited about this event than he was about his two poor little girls.
Anyway, I tweeted the #badpun above, and within five minutes my Twitter stream was full of #badpuns.
@carnellm: If they had another kid and named him something different, he would be “Not a Chance”!!
Also @carnellm: Then there is the poor picked on chubby kid – “Fat Chance”
And again @carnellm: And if they were all very, very good and well behaved? “Not a Chance in Hell”! :)
@jaredwsmith then enters the conversation with: And if they had another kid who was a bit small, they could call him “Slight Chance.”
@carnellm yet again: And every once in a while, when he bathed, there would be a “Chance of Showers“.
@andrawatkins (that’s me in the world of Twitter): At least he did not have this child though a “Chance Encounter.”
@carnellm (he’s a punny guy): Ok, I liked Chance Encounter. And when they lose the remote control? Maybe they will find it “By Chance.”
@kennethandrews now enters this sick, twisted game with this one: And if she had a kid with the actor who plays Dwight from The Office she could name him “Chance of Rainn.”
@carnellm shoots back: Excellent! And if they took a ride in his British truck, they would be in the Chance-Lorry. Ha!
@kennethandrews (and I really soiled myself here): when “Not a Chance” cheats death one day he could legally change his name to “Not a Ghost of a Chance.”
@carnellm: And at the family reunions, there would be many Chance Encounters.
@kennethandrews: If him and his father had Robert and Roger as middle names they would be the Chances R.
@carnellm: And if he were French, he would be “Bonne Chance.”
@jaredwsmith: It’s getting late. “To sleep, perChance to dream…“
@carnellm: Poor kid though. When his parents died he didn’t get a thing. They left “Nothing to Chance.”
This whole stream is one of the things I still love about Twitter. It can be so organically, immediately hilarious. Thanks guys, for reminding me in such a brilliantly funny way.