TDS Celebrates Father’s Day with “Best of” Dad Jokes

We’re proud to offer our associates opportunities to develop smaller communities within the larger company. It is one of the reasons we have been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Wisconsin State Journal for the past two years. In honor of Father’s Day June 20, we wanted to share the finest fatherly humor from our associate forum known as Dad Jokes.

For those unfamiliar with so-called dad jokes, they are riddles or statements that involve a silly quip or a deliberate misinterpretation of language sure to make a person roll their eyes or groan out loud when they hear it. The joke is usually short, typically a pun, and generally inoffensive.

Tom Bonar, network specialist, started the Dad Jokes forum at TDS in 2017. The group now has hundreds of members.

“I figured everyone loves a good laugh and sometimes that’s just what’s needed to brighten the day a little,” said Bonar when asked about the driving force behind starting the group. “The page is dedicated to clean, work-appropriate humor.”

As the nation celebrates fathers and father-figures this weekend, here are some of the top dad jokes, which we invite you to share with your own family.

How does a cucumber become a pickle?  It goes through a jarring experience.

Why does Sherlock Holmes love Mexican restaurants? They give him good case ideas.

What’s the difference between a camera and a sock? A camera takes photos and a sock takes five toes.

Why are dad jokes the best way to get into a locked house?  Because they are a little door-key.

Dad, why is that book so thick? Well, it’s a long story.

My wife: You need to do more chores around the house.
Me: Can we change the subject?
My wife: OK. More chores around the house need to be done by you.

I remember a time when plastic surgery was a taboo subject, but nowadays when you mention Botox, nobody even raises an eyebrow.

When does a joke turn into a dad joke? When it becomes apparent!

“We salute all fathers, grandfathers and father figures this Father’s Day,” said Kit Beyer, director of external affairs and communications.

Remember, there’s a difference between bad jokes and dad jokes. And that difference is the first letter.

Guest blogger: Rhonda Hilmershausen

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