A man sees a woman in a grocery story and tries to make a joke through observational humor and she gets him good:
Man: Why are people so fanatical about buying all natural foods?
Woman: Maybe they're afraid of dying
In walking through a park and observing the signs, ‘All dogs found on these grounds without their owners, will be shot,’ a friend of mine exclaimed, ‘That’s a hard case for dogs that can’t read.’
— Irving Browne, Humorous Phases of the Law, 1876