One day a son and father are walking down the street. The father sees a flyer that the circus is coming to town in 2 weeks. The father, seeing this as an oppurtunity to treat his son and get some bonding time, buys some tickets.
2 weeks later, they go to the carnival. So they watch the white tigers preform and the audience applauds. They watch the monkeys preform and the audience applauds. They watch the trapeze artist preform and the audience applauds. Now the clowns came on. There are four circles on the ground, and 3 clowns stand in one each, leaving one open. The "head" clown ask for a volunteer from the audience. The father, seeing this as an oppurtunity to show off to his son, raises his hand high in the air. The clown calls on him.
The head clown says, "Sir I need to ask you a few questions. "Okay" "Sir, are you a koala bear?" "No" "Sir, are you a donkey?" "No" said the father, getting frustrated. "Sir, are you an ass?" The audience burst into laughter, and the father, embarrassed, walked out of the circus tent. The son ran after him and they went home.
The father was furious and wanted revenge. He said that he was going to start going to Comedy clubs once a night to practice.
So around 4 months later, the son ask if hes ready to get back at the clown. The father says no, and says hes going to clown school. So after 2 years, the son ask his father if he's ready to get back at the clown yet. The father says no. Then the father says hes going to go to Clown College. So 4 years and one graduation ceremony later, the father, head in his class, is ready. He is going to get back at the clown now, serious business. So he and his son wait for the circus to come into town. When it does they buy tickets.
They go and the same 3 acts preform first. Then the clowns come on. They ask for a volunteer. Without being called on the father shoves his way up to the rings. The clown says "Eager, aren't you? Well sir I need to ask you a few questions." "Sir are you a koala bear?" "No!" Says the father agrivated. "Sir are you a donkey?" "No!" He says, fury rising in him "Sir are you an ass?" The audience burst into laughter. The father patiently waits for them to stop. When it's dead silent, he grabs the microphone, puts it to his lips and yells, "SHUT UP CLOWN!"
Think about that. All that time, for saying that.