I was visiting an older relative this past weekend. We were talking about the book I expect to be writing the rest of my life. I think she was feeling sorry for me and was trying to think of some way to offer encouragement, because she said to me, "Gail, have you ever thought about writing comedy?"
I sat there for a moment, and then I said, "I think that's what I'm known as--a humorist."
She said, "Oh. Really? I thought you'd be good at that."
More on the subject of humor: Laughter in the Dark in The New York Times Sunday Book Review.