There are certain types of jokes that seem to be a good set up for a laugh. They are something that we learn to appreciate and when we hear them starting, we already know we will be chuckling by the end.
That is the case with any joke that has a nun in it. Most people appreciate these jokes because they consider those women to be pure, but they also realize that, like any human, they are just normal people on the inside.
That is also what makes the following joke so funny. It’s the unexpected that makes us laugh and the expected that keeps us on the hook until the punch line.
The place was hopping with music and loud conversation and every once in a while ‘the lights would turn off.’ Each time the lights would go out, the place would erupt into cheers.
However, when the revelers saw the nun, the room went dead silent. She walked up to the bartender, and asked, ‘May I please use the restroom?’
The bartender replied, ‘OK, but I should warn you that there is a statue of a naked man in there wearing only a fig leaf.’
‘Well, in that case, I’ll just look the other way,’ said the nun.
So the bartender showed the nun to the back of the restaurant.
After a few minutes, she came back out, and the whole place stopped just long enough to give the nun a loud round of applause.
She went to the bartender and said, ‘Sir, I don’t understand. Why did they applaud for me just because I went to the restroom?’
‘Well, now they know you’re one of us,’ said the bartender, ‘Would you like a drink?’
‘No thank you, but, I still don’t understand,’ said the puzzled nun.
‘You see,’ laughed the bartender, ‘every time someone lifts the fig leaf on that statue, the lights go out.”
“Now, how about that drink?’