Friend: Hey, do you wanna hear the cheerio joke?
Friend: So, once there was a cheerio. One day, he saw an ad on TV that he could become a honey nut cheerio! he worked for years and years, filling out paperwork, etc., until he was finally a honey nut cheerio!
Me: [listening closely]
Friend: After a few years of being a honey nut cheerio, he decided that he wanted to be a frosted cheerio! So he worked for years and years, filling out applications and doing auditions, until he finally made it! He was a frosted cheerio!
Friend: Soon, the cheerio was promoted to being a chocolate cheerio! He was so happy. His friends threw him a big party, and he began his career as a chocolate cheerio!
Me: [getting annoyed, but waiting for the punch line eagerly]
Friend: Then, the cheerio saw an ad. He could become a silver cheerio! He was so excited. He prepared himself for years, then he was finally a silver cheerio! He was so proud of himself.
Me: When is this ending?
Friend: Soon enough, the cheerio was promoted to being a gold cheerio, the highest level of cheerio! He was ecstatic. He worked hard at being the best gold cheerio he could be for 30 years. Then, he invited all his cheerio friends and family to his retirement party. While at the party, the cheerio got thirsty. So he went in line to get some water, but the water line was way too long. Then he went in line to get some soda, but that line was too long as well. So, he decided to look for the punch line. But there was no punch line!
Me: NOT FRIENDS ANY LONGER