I overhear the weirdest things on the bus sometimes. And some people just talk and laugh so loudly that I get annoyed at the end of the day because I’m tired and burnt out and just want to get home and make dinner. So when I heard this “joke” – in quotes because I honestly don’t understand why The Friend laughed hysterically after listening to it – I was stumped. There was no punch line. My brain was completely going CAN’T PROCESS. CONFIRMED: conversation about books. UNCONFIRMED: funniness. So I thought I’d share it and see if any of you understand it or think that it’s funny:
If a book in a bookstore is read by many people, is it a really good book or a really bad book?
I think it’s supposed to be a play off of the tree falling in a forest and whether or not it makes a sound question, which is also not funny. And my answer is that it depends only on the reader. And I still don’t find it funny. Maybe it’s an inside joke and “books” and “people” aren’t really books and people? Maybe The Friend was laughing at how
weird philosophical The Joker was being? Who knows.
Have you heard any strange bookish conversations lately? Please share, because anything’s gotta be better than this…