Do You Want To Hear a Bad Joke?

No real people got offended, I hope.

Araci Almeida
4 min readFeb 20, 2022


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Beforehand, the joke was on me, so I have every right to tell it as the only person who could get slapped in the face c’est moi. I am not offending any religion or any lack of belief. Okay, so now I’m ready to go.

Where did all this start?

So, I’m primarily an online teacher, or at least that’s what I do for a living — in the Portuguese language, I couldn’t say the second sentence, so here’s an ode to English for allowing me to be more than my job.

Being an online teacher, I get clients from all over the world. I work through a company that gives me students and privately. Anyway, there is always that first, awkward lesson when you meet someone for the first time.

Don’t forget that everything is done behind a screen, so social and cultural skills must be at my best. The person doesn’t know me, and I don’t know them, so it’s all a bit awkward, but I’m always waiting for them with a smile — even if I’m tired sometimes — and I already have a standard speech with me ready to be spoken.

At this point in my life, I have some experience being a tour guide, which was an excellent course in interacting with other cultures — so I thought. However, at…



Araci Almeida

9 Times Top Writer, but it doesn't matter anymore. I write about Portugal, I think.