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It Took Me Over 30 Years to Figure Out How to Tell This Joke Properly

My dad’s signature joke never quite worked on us, but deep down I knew it was a good one.

I have three siblings, so I witnessed my father attempting to tell his same weird joke many times to lots of different kids throughout my childhood. It never quite worked.



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Melissa Balick

Fiction writer with a couple stories published in literary magazines, nanny, reader of way too many books.