I was playing NBA Jam on the Wii with my son, Tom. We were set to play against an easy team.
Rather than saying something hackneyed like, “This will be like stealing candy from a baby,” I thought I’d come up with something original.
So I said this:
“It will be like throwing pepper on a butterduck.”
Never heard of a butterduck?
Neither had we.
In fact, it was so stupid that it caused Tom to say, “Don’t quit your day job.”
And that’s when it hit me.
That is my day job.
So now when I try to be funny and fail, Tom has a new saying:
“Don’t keep your day job.”
But I’m not offended.
Because I know humor comes easy to me.
Just like throwing pepper on a butterduck.