Next time you hear this:
"Wanna hear a funny story?"
Respond with one of these:
- No thanks. I heard one yesterday.
- No thanks. I don't like to laugh.
- Is it really funny or just a little bit funny? One a scale of 1 to 10? How funny are we talking?
- Yes, but if I don't find it funny do I still have to laugh?
So there you go. Never, ever start a story with "Wanna hear a funny story?" It just sets the expectations way too high.