My father was fond of telling "shaggy dog stories":
Two big turtles and one small turtle go into a soda shop and order sarsaparillas. While they are there, it begins to rain. The two big turtles tell the small turtle "Go back home and bring our umbrellas".
"No", said the small turtle. "If I leave, you will drink my sarsaparilla".
The two big turtles promise not to drink his sarsaparilla, and so the small turtle starts off.
Two weeks later, one big turtle turns to the other big turtle and says "C'mon, let's drink his sarsaparilla!"
And a little voice from the back of the shop yells out, "You do, and I won't go for those umbrellas!"
A man walks into a bakery and says, "I would like a cake in the shape of the letter S".
The baker says "OK, come back in a week, and I'll have it for you"
The man comes back in a week, and to his dismay, the cake is a print letter S. He says, "Oh, this is all wrong. I wanted a script S"
The baker tells him "Come back in another week, and I'll have it ready".
A week later, the man returns, and the baker proudly shows off a cake in the shape of a script S. He asks, "Would you like it in a gift box?"
The man answers, "Oh no, if you have a knife and fork, I'll eat it right here".