An Old French Joke

by johannespunkt

(Sometimes death is funny, no matter what you do.) A teacher has to inform her young student about his parents’ deaths, but she just cannot compose herself. She keeps giggling and refusing to say why.

After class she pulls the student aside. And she’s trying not to laugh. Trying really hard. She composes herself, exhales, and says, “I have to tell you something.”

The kid gives her a quizzical look.

“Your parents are dead,” she says, and when she says ‘dead’ she also bursts into laughter. The child starts crying:

“How? How did they die?”

“A pig fell on them.”