Guy in a way station in the old west sits down at the table to have lunch. On the table is a large piece of dried mackerel and a pot of mustard.
He calls over the proprietor and asks, “Can a body get something to eat in here?”
Proprietor, a little offended, looks down at the table and says “Why, there’s enough mackerel there for six men!”
Guy says, “But I don’t like mackerel.”
Proprietor says, “Then help yourself to the mustard.”
For some reason, fish jokes are funnier if they involve haddock, mackerel, or some other specific fish, as opposed to just “fish. ”
Funnier to me, anyway. 🙄