You know, humor is a really personal thing. It's kind of like perfume: unless you really know the person you can't go out and buy perfume for them. Well, so maybe it's not quite like perfume, but I think you get my point.
Obviously, not everyone has the same sense of humor. In fact (and I know this is hard to believe) I have actually met people who had no sense of humor. These are hard people to be around. Even in the same family you get wide variations in what people find funny. One of my brothers liked Blackadder in high school. I liked Monty Python. Close. But we had siblings who hated both and didn't know why they were funny. You see?
I don't have any friends with a poor or non-existent sense of humor. I admit it, I'm choosy. If you can't see the humor in my weird jokes then I can't extend the hand of friendship. Now, I can be nice and accommodating to myriad other people, but you people with the great senses of humor - you rock. Actually, I married the person with the world's greatest sense of humor. Thank heavens there's someone who finds my jokes funny. (He feels the same way.)
Below is an example of a person with a great (and a bit zany) sense of humor struggling with a dim-witted, extraordinarily literal person with basically NO sense of humor. If you're not familiar with this delightful little Britcom, at the end of every show, the vicar tells her sexton a new joke. The sexton never gets it. Until...
Anyone else feel like a loner in the humor department?