Phrase 3: He who laughs last thinks slowest.
Laughter is the first to erupt from her lips. The others follow within seconds like a chorus of hyenas. He struggles to wrap his mind around it, thoughts sluggish and slow.
I don’t understand what is so funny he thinks. He cannot force himself to laugh, not until he knows why that joke is so funny. The moment is beginning to slip and he feels himself growing angry. Why can’t he understand their humor?
However, he finally achieves the goal of realization and his laughter is filled with joy at the accomplishment. The moment is gone and he looks silly as his friends stare at him with a mixture of pity and awkwardness.
He who laughs last thinks slowest.