Category Archives: Puns and Wordplay


“I won’t recommend seafood dishes anymore,” the waiter explains. “It has landed me in hot water too many times before.”

“Oh?” I say. “Do people really get upset with you when they don’t like your suggestions?”

“I mean literal hot water,” he says sardonically, clicking his lobster claws.

This story was based on the prompt “won’t recommend” at TypeTrigger.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: Waitering Woes 3.50/5 - 4 votes

Missing Pieces

“I’m returning this puzzle.”

“Sorry, we don’t do returns on products that have been taken out of the packaging.”

“But there were pieces missing!”

“Which pieces?”

“The corners.”

“Oh… I see the misunderstanding. You can’t get the corners here.”

“What? Where do I get them?”

“At a Corner Store. Duh.”

This story was based on the prompt “corner store” at TypeTrigger.

Missing Pieces 2.00/5 - 2 votes

Carried Away

Glenda sashayed into the house pulling an overflowing shopping cart.

Trevor nearly fell off his chair. “What in the world? Where’d you get all that butter!?”

“I was couponing,” explained Glenda, “and I got on a roll…”

“What are we supposed to do with it!?”

“…Put it on some rolls?”

Carried Away 1.00/5 - 1 vote