I’m so glad I don’t have to write jokes for a living. There are many, many, many jobs I’m glad I don’t have – SO MANY – but having to be funny all the time? For money? SO MUCH PRESSURE. Also, I’m not funny, so I would fail right away, assuming anyone hired me in the first place. On the rare occasions where I AM funny, it’s accidental and cannot be repeated (and is usually because I messed up the punchline to someone else’s joke). Crafting a joke, revising it and messing with the timing to make it funnier – that’s hard. It’s fascinating, and I love to hear comedians and comedy writers talk about it, but I can’t imagine doing it myself and having the end result make people laugh. Is that a skill you can learn? Maybe? Maybe I’ll add it to the long list of things I want to do. At the bottom. And in the meantime, I’ll just enjoy all the actual funny people out there.