A timid guy walks into a comedy club and spots an enchanting comedian on stage.
Summoning every ounce of courage after an hour, he approaches her and stammers, “Um, excuse me, would you mind if I joined you for a chat?”
She responds by belting out, “Absolutely not! No chance of a date tonight!”
All eyes in the comedy club are now fixated on them.
The poor guy, thoroughly embarrassed, retreats to his seat.
A few minutes later, the comedian walks over to him, apologizing with a warm smile.
“Sorry if I put you on the spot. I’m a psychology grad student studying reactions to awkward moments.”
He looks at her and exclaims, “What do you mean $200?”
Moral of the story: Be cautious when joking in a comedy club; you might end up with unexpected punchlines!