I would love to be funny.
But I am not.
Not deliberately at least.
People only laugh when I express anger or irritation.
Here is an example...
A few years ago, I was with a friend and a few other folks going to class.
We all greeted each other.
How are you?
There was one girl among us who complained about everything.
Oh I have a headache. She announces. A really bad headache.
I am going to go back to the dorm and pray to God so I can get rid of it.
I paused to look at her. She wasn't kidding.
Seriously? Are you seriously going to pray about a headache? I asked her.
Do you think your headache should interrupt the other more serious problems God has to deal with?
I was a teenager and found her selfish.
The idea that she could summon God to deal with her nonsense issue - while there were children around the world dying really annoyed me.
And those type of reactions - people find funny.
My friend laughs when she remembers that day.
Many comedians have built careers by talking about what annoys them.