The unfunniest joke in the world

Scene: the crowded waiting room in a hospital’s overstretched, understaffed A&E department. Every few minutes the receptionist calls people to the treatment rooms over the public address system.

“Huw Janus to booth 6 please”

“Juan Kerr to booth 3 please”

“Jack Cockburn to booth 16 please”

On his way past reception Mr Cockburn says “By the way, for future reference, my surname is pronounced Coburn”

“Will Farquharson to booth 4 please”

“Alec Rimmer to booth 11 please”

“Quentin Tarse to booth 7 please”

On his way past reception Mr Tarse says “By the way, for future reference, I only use the initial rather than my full forename”

“Ben Doone and Phil McAvity to booth 8 please”

“Theo Rifice to booth 3 please”

“David O’Rea to booth 2 please”

On his way past reception, Mr O’Rea says “By the way, for future reference, I’ve got Welsh heritage and prefer to be known as Dai”

I've regressed to juvenilia

I’ll get over this juvenile regression very soon