Today I hate when I'm telling someone about a funny scene in a movie, or a funny skit from a sketch comedy show, or about something funny that I read the other day, and halfway through I can tell that I'm completely failing to communicate the hilarity of the funny that I witnessed, but I blunder ahead anyway. This always ends with an awkward pause and an exchange like this:
Friend: "Yeah... that sounds funny."
Me: "I guess you had to be there."
Why do I bother trying to explain other people's funnies? It's utterly futile.