The girl looks at the menu and says “Oooh, vanilla milkshake. That sounds perfect.” To which her boyfriend(?) responds “That IS why we came in here today…” And I promptly chime in with “Some people come in for grilled cheeses, too!” to which they crack up laughing (it’s a grilled cheese restaurant) and I just felt so pleased with myself.
BUT whenever I try to make similar jokes to older people (we’re talking ~65+) they either grimace or just stare at me and make no comment at all or even crack a smile and I just. Why. I’m just trying to make things light. It happens almost every time! Does one’s sense of humor decrease with age?! (Or is it just their hearing…?) I hope I don’t become so boring if I live that long.