Time is a great nurse but an even better comedian.
As we know, the real reason ‘they who laughs last, laughs loudest’ is that they didn’t get the joke. But all they need is time.
It might only be a little time: on the drive back it clicks, and they’re howling all the way home.
Or maybe years later they’ll watch an old film and finally get the reference.
And almost always, many years after that, their future self will look back with a chuckle and say, “Oh boy, was dumb.”
And they’ll get another laugh out of it then too.
If you’re not getting the joke right now, that’s ok.
Just laugh it off and wait a while.