The English language is pretty confusing, especially when it comes to homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings)! Reddit user TheKungFung tells a story from his childhood that keeps him laughing to this day, 25 years later. To make matters even better, the boy was only in 1st grade. In all my experiences with kids, I know they cannot keep themselves together whenever they hear “butt”, “fart” or “poop”… and all related terms. But this little boy made an epic unintentional pun that impacted everyone there.
The story starts on a super hot day in the summer, reaching as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more! The boy was in 1st grade and was enjoying a day out with his dad at Baskin Robbins. The store front was filled with tons of people including several families with their kids. Some were seated and the store was still packed to the brim with people waiting to order while the line was building inside.
“My dad was in front of me near the end of the glass case looking at all the ice creams, pondering his current dreams of some delicious combination cone he would soon be eating in this scorched Earth environment. I am taking my sweet time near the first ice cream case judging ice cream based on colors rather than reading the flavors, as a 7 year old child often does.”
But who doesn’t want pretty or exciting looking food? Maybe I’m still like a kid, although I do choose by taste, I do appreciate bright colors and a variety of visible textures in ice cream.
I’m sure you don’t remember what you learned in 1st grade, but I bet 90% of people would remember making the planets model in a shoe box? That’s right, in 1st grade you learn about the planets! Unfortunately for this boy’s dad and the current situation, he did not know that’s what his son was learning about.
“And once again, as a 7 year old would typically do, I blurt out as loud as I can just to make sure my dad hears me over all the commotion of the other families chatter and people waiting in line,
‘hey dad, this ice cream looks just like Uranus!’.
Now my mastery of the English language was not what you would call perfect at this point in my life…. so sure enough I just equated my dads butthole to this pale-green sherbert ice cream.”
I don’t know about you, but everyone time my daughter starts singing about butts or poop, I cannot keep a straight face, let alone barely control my laughter. I don’t think this would be any other case, even if it wasn’t my own child. There is something funny about kids talking about inappropriate things, and especially a quality pun!
“All the families stop mid-conversation, the line of people quiets down, you could almost hear an ice cream scoop slowly sinking into the melting ice cream inside the open freezer as the two high school girls behind the counter are jaw dropped, just staring….. quietly anticipating what will happen next.
My dad stunned, turns to me…. and to this day he says he might as well set himself up for his downfall….. says, ‘what?…..’, amongst the silence.”
What would you have done if you were the dad? How would you have reacted. I definitely would have laughed it off.
“I then reply with all the infinite wisdom that a 7 year old possesses…my words pierce the silence…
‘This Ice cream, it looks just like your anus!…. you know…. the planet!’
As I look at him with stupid face because how could my father, a man who has been on this earth far longer than I, not know of the celestial body Uranus.”
How long do you think there was silence? Even just a few seconds of utter silence would have been amazing. I wish I were a fly on the wall.
“The crowd erupted in laughter buckling over in their seats and crying tears in the line. The two attractive young women behind the counter nearly dying. My father immediately pointing to the first frozen dessert he sees stating “I’ll take that one” to hasten our departure from this fine establishment.”
The best mistakes or memories are the ones that people are laughing at long after it happens. That kind of uncontrollable giggle that hurts your stomach. This Baskin Robbins visit was definitely one of those for the boy and all the other customers.
“The laughter can be still be heard as we leave and the door shuts behind us. I start skipping to the car with my very tasty cone like nothing happened. My dad abruptly stops me six feet from the door and proceeded to scold me –
‘what the hell! You could not pick a planet like Mars, Jupiter or Pluto!….. THEY THOUGHT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT MY BUTTHOLE!’.
Do you ever want to relive a memory over and over? TheKungFung definitely does!
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