Don’t fill up all that you say with just jokes, too many and you can become monotonous, especially if they do not really relate to the birthday person.
So here are four basic guidelines:
1. A joke at the beginning (gains attention) and maybe at the end (ends on a good note) will make your words more memorable and persuasive;
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Enjoy the Humor.
The Birthday Study – It’s Proven !
It is proven that the celebration of birthdays is healthy. By reaching your 40th you are one of the healthiest in this room, because Statistics show that those people who celebrate the most birthdays become the oldest. -- S. den Hartog, Ph D. Thesis Universtity of Groningen.
Adapt this Sport Short Story
John was just turning 40 and he had been playing golf all his life.
He comes home one day and said to his wife, "That's it, I will have to give up golf, my eyesight is that bad I can't see where the ball is going anymore."
His wife in trying to cheer him up replied, "I am sure you can give it one more go. Take my older brother with you."
"What good is that," replied John. "He's nearly 90."
"He may be nearly 90 but his eyesight is perfect," replied his wife.
Next day, off they went to play golf. John is a bit shaken up because of the previous day, but confident in his brother-in-law's eyesight. He tees up, breathes slowly and steps forward. And with an all mighty swing - drives the ball down the fairway.
He turns to his brother-in-law and asks, "Did you see the ball?"
"Of course John" replied his brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight".
John, all excited, turns back again and says "Where did it go?"
(Split second silence) "I don't remember".
This is an ever growing resource of 40th birthday humor.