HOT FLASH DRIVE
THE EXHIBITIONIST RAN TO THE STORE BECAUSE HE HEARD THEY WERE HAVING A FLASH SALE
What’s so funny about this? So, exactly what is an exhibitionist? Two definitions come to mind. The first is a person who likes to exhibit him or herself. “Exhibit” in this case means to show, display, or to show off. It’s someone who likes to be seen by many people. The word does not necessarily have a sexual connotation, but it usually does. Another name for an exhibitionist is a “show-off”. This is the person who’s always trying to get attention for himself or herself. Someone who likes the spotlight; who wants to be on stage; who wants to be in the movies and have their picture plastered all over the internet. At the sexual level, an exhibitionist is a person who wants people to see the body parts that we normally cover up and don’t allow others to see. However, another perfectly reasonable definition could be someone who likes to produce, stage, or put on exhibitions of say, art. Another name for this kind of exhibitionist is “curator”. You will find them at museums and art galleries, which is where they have art exhibits. Of course these can be sexual in nature too. But why, in the joke, did the exhibitionist run to the store? Well, he heard about a “flash sale”. A normal sale in a store is when the store offers discounts on certain products in the store. The sale might last a week or a week-end, something like that. But a “flash sale” is a limited time sale with a really good discount. It’s designed to get people excited and come to the store right away. The sale might only last for a couple of hours. But “flashing” is also a slang term for revealing one of those body parts related to sex. A person who does this is called a flasher. It can even be a completely nude man or woman who runs across the field at a sporting event. A flasher is typically shown as a dirty old man dressed in a rain coat which he opens at the appropriate moment to reveal what’s underneath, which is usually nothing. So our exhibitionist friend got excited because the sale might be a chance to meet some fellow flashers. Or maybe he just needed a good flash light, or a new version of Adobe. And THAT’s what’s so funny!
This joke was submitted to punoftheday.com by Adele from Bohemia, NY
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