Today’s comic was inspired by a coworker. On December 21 a few years ago, about five of us were leaving work together when I mentioned it was the shortest day of the year.
One of my coworkers extemporaneously remarked, “Well that’s a good thing! It’s so darned cold, I wouldn’t want it to last any longer!”
What made it so funny was that she wasn’t trying to be funny. She honestly thought it meant that the entire 24 hour day was literally shorter.
A few of us still have a good laugh about it at this time every year.