So a few years back it was my first year of middle school. Passing period, having ten thousands different teachers, oppose to just one is basically new to me. But despite that I did fine with the teacher changing… except for one,(Cough, Cough Social study, Cough Cough) But that beside the point. What gonna happen now, is that I’ll explain an inside joke! Yeah! I’m not gonna be one of those people who go like, “It’s a inside joke,” and not explain what it’s about! I mean I want to be able to picture the joke in my head too!
It all started at the beginning of sixth grade. I had my locker next to this one boy. I didn’t crush on him, but he did become a fun part of my life! I got a hard time at name, so I remember him by Mr.Potato Man, till I figured out his name, which yes I did figure it out. You are probably asking me “Why, I remember him by Mr.Potato Man?”. Well you’ll get it when I finish the story.
Where was I… Oh yeah, Boy next locker to me! So one day, Mr.Potato Man told me that I stole his potatoes. I don’t quite remember the first time, cause he did this the whole year! I did pretend to hate it at the beginning of the year, but secretly I was laughing! I slowly began to show I enjoy it, and that Christmas I gave him a wrap up potato. It took him a few guesses to get what it was, but when he realize what it was, he was laughing! And then the joke slowed down, but other students already caught on to the joke and they joke with me about it too.
So next year came, and the joke had die down a bit. A few people still joke about it once in a while, but I had yet to play along with it. But that year, the final day of school before Christmas break, I gave Mr.Potato Man a potato. Now Mr.Potato Man don’t joke around much about the potato anymore, but I gave it to him. Although it was only a thank in the hallway with a smile on his face, during lunch I was sitting at my usual table, while Mr.Potato Man was sitting at another. Now my friend, let call her Marinette was crushing on her crush… again. Let call her crush Adrien… I’ve been watching WAY too much Miraculous lately.
Anyway So then my former crush who was also sitting at that table, look at my table, holding up the potato I gave Sh- I mean Mr.Potato Man. My table ended up laughing. Oh and I’m calling my former crush August. Pretty great moment if you ask me.
Oh and after school that day I got so many questions of why I gave him the potato from the sixth graders!
A few days after Christmas break, for lunch one of the option were potato’s. Near the end of Lunch this one kid came up and gave me a potato, and said it was from Sh- I need to stop writing his actual name! Anyway, the potato brought a good laugh, and I had some teasing from Marinette about how Mr.Potato Man and I as a couple. She attempted to draw a heart into the potato, and when that heart fail, she use the potato as a metaphor, by pulling the cut in half potato in half, and bringing them together. Kind of like how in Lion King two, how Rafiki used that shell fruit thing, and cup it together. (Click this link, and fast forward to the 0:40 mark to understand what I mean.)
This year, Mr.Potato Man and I don’t really talk much, partly cause we don’t have any classes together, but I still get jokes about stealing potato’s. And I had started to play along. And I find myself having a lot of fun doing so!
The day I started writing this post was last Friday, and that Friday was a football game for my school. So when we went to get food, a friend of mine said that I should get Mr.Potato Man a potato! And of course I did, although she was joking! And of course I did and he was laughing like crazy when I gave it to him! And I got it all on tape, and posted it on Instagram! If you did see that video and are being reminded of someone else, then you are probably from the same school as I am!
Anyway, sometime rolling with the joke, is what can bring such fun and happiness! As proof here! So try rolling with those jokes sometime! I know that, that joke about stealing a potato had become a staple in my life!