September 06, 2006

Mrs. Salt

Have you ever been out at a restaurant where you order a Dr. Pepper and the waitress says, sorry we don’t have that, can I get you a Mrs. Salt? I’ve heard that a bunch of times, it’s never been very funny. However, I thought about that joke today. Salt is obviously the opposite of Pepper. But, the joke also assumes that the opposite of a doctor is a woman. That’s offensive. Not to me, but to the ACLU, probably.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

That's a strange joke. I don't think I've ever heard it.

It should be "Can I get you a Nurse Salt?"

Gender-neutral accomodation solved; corny waiters and patrons, delight!