Unrecognized Sense of Humor
When I was about ten
we were watching a train movie.
I asked Dad, “Did you ever ride a train?”
He said, “When I was in World War II
I rode a duffle bag the whole way to California.”
“Yes,” I said, “But did you ever ride a train?”
He got the biggest kick out of that.
I never did tell him I was just kidding.
The way he responded, I didn’t think he’d believe me.
He went to the grave thinking I had been that stupid.