We depend on our professionals, staid, serious, all of that. Nice to know they can also have a sense of humor:
One superior court justice to another: "Gorgeous Day! Puts one in the mood for a landmark decision." Ed Fisher from the New Yorker
Psychiatrist to patient: "Good Lord! I'd have guilt feelings too if I did something as rotten as that!" Hoest in Good Housekeeping,
Elderly man to wife: "You want to stay up for the weather forecast, or shall we wing it on my rheumatism? From Field News.
Scientist to lab technician: "At last! A chemical with a name short enough to fit on our food label!"
From Ralph Dunagin, Field News.
Man to travel agent: "I'm planning this trip as a surprise for my wife. I'll cable her from Paris."
Chon Day, New York Times
Doctor to overweight patient: "And this medication should be taken on an empty stomach, Mr. Howard, if such an opportunity ever presents itself." Campbell from Modern Medicine.
I guess we can call sarcasm humor.
I love this one:
IRS counselor to taxpayer: "You can't use this loophole, it was designed for someone who makes a lot more money than you." Ralph Dunagin, Field News.