Dream joke

A soufflé

I wrote a joke last night in my sleep. It was during a dream that I remembered quite vividly when I awoke.

The dream involved pirate ships, and a lot of swinging about on ropes, and pirates singing along to the song “I know what I like (in your wardrobe)” from the 1973 Genesis album Selling England by the Pound and a joke. This joke:

Someone (presumably a pirate) was taking about soufflés — a popular topic of conversation, I imagine, amongst brigands, pirates and privateers of the high seas. To which I replied:

I once played the part of a soufflé in a play — it was a demanding role but I rose to the challenge.

Not the world’s greatest joke, but certainly the best joke I’ve ever written in my sleep.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “Dream joke”

  1. That’s really not bad for REM humour! I laughed! What strange dreams you have…maybe they were pirates like in Hook where they all chuck multicoloured food at each other…

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