I tell ya, muggers are jerks, but you still gotta hand it to them. (Laugh track!) And thus begins another International Joke Day on July 1. Really, really, we’re glad you’re here.
Where would any of us be without jokes and laughter to brighten our spirits? It can help any situation. This July 1, we invite you to take some time out of your day to recognize the important job humor plays in keeping stress at bay, building relationships, and bringing levity to a world that badly needs it.
And be sure not to confuse the purpose of International Joke Day with April Fools’ Day — the two couldn’t be further apart. July 1 is all about getting a grin out of your best friend, sharing a laugh on social media, and appreciating the stand up comics who have left us in stitches for decades.
Speaking of stitches, that reminds me: I asked the doctor the other day if I’d be able to play the piano once I got my stitches removed. “Yes,” he told me, “I imagine that won’t be a problem.” “Great,” I said. “I’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument.”