This guy is taking his girl friend to a nice, formal party, and he’s got a lot to do to get everything together.
First he has to rent a tux, so he heads to the formal wear shop. When he gets there, a long line of other guys are already waiting for tuxes for weddings, other parties or whatever. After a long wait he finally picks out his tux and gets fitted for his size and leaves the store with the tux.
Next he goes to the flower shop to pick out a corsage. Again, a long line of customers is already ahead of him wanting flower arrangements, corsages, etc. He waits and waits, slowly moving up in the line until he finally gets waited on and picks out the right corsage for the occasion.
Now he wants to show up to the event in style, and to show off a little to his girlfriend, so he wants to rent a limo. He goes to the limousine service to make arrangements. He is once again frustrated that a long line of other people are waiting to rent limos. After what seems like hours, he finally gets waited on, picks out a nice white limo and makes arrangements for a driver and the time and day when he’ll need the service.
The next night is the party, so after the limo picks him up, they cruise across town and he picks up his obviously impressed girlfriend. He picked her up early so they could have a light dinner at a nice restaurant before showing up for the party. When they pull up in front of the restaurant he’s promised to take her to, a line stretches around the block. They barely end up having time to get to the party once they finally get seated, order, and eat their dinner.
When they arrive at the party site, a long line of people are standing around outside the club in formal wear waiting their turn to be allowed in. The guy pulls the tickets out of his tuxedo jacket pocket and waits and waits and waits with his girl on his arm. Finally his turn comes to present his tickets and they are allowed entry to the object of the evening’s focus. A wonderful party is taking place with a live band, dancing, finger foods, and drinks. Groups of people are standing around in conversation, others are dancing, some are seated having drinks.
His girl and him dance for awhile, engage in some conversations with people they don’t know, and are genuinely having a good time. Then his girlfriend says that she’s hungry, so they find a table and he goes off to the buffet line for some food. Once again he has to stand in line for a long, long time. By the time he gets back to the table with food, the girlfriend has sat by herself for almost an hour and is starting to get bored. She’s also acquired quite a thirst to go along with her hunger, so she asks him to get her a glass of punch. Knowing what is going to come next, he sadly agrees to go get her what she wants.
He heads across the gigantic ball room in search of beverages, and is amazed that when he reaches his destination, there’s no punch line.