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#1 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

at IBM, half the people in cubicle land were so uptight that any off-color remark would land you in your manager's office to sign some HR mandated form about being more sensitive. (i was a frequent flier with that).


at my current office, the new courier just walked in complaining about the potholes in the street. "That hole just keeps getting bigger." he announced.

my mind raced at all the possibilities but I decided with yelling "then just punch her in the back of the head, i hear that tightens it back up!!"

everyone laughed. my boss high-5'd me. but courier man seemed shocked at what i was saying.

he's new but he'll learn.

i guess every office is different. what's it like where you work?

#2 Tim the Beek

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm here by myself today, so it's a laugh riot. :mrgreen:

#3 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

I'm here by myself today, so it's a laugh riot. :mrgreen:



you can always watch Maria Bamford make fun of Paula Deen...



#4 concert andy

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Very uptight.

#5 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

There are one or two people here that appreciate my sick sense of humor or can handle the occasional f-bomb, but I tend to keep it clean as the majority of people I work with are very PC/corporate/uptight and are looking for reasons to be offended. I just don't need the hassles.

#6 Tim the Beek

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

you can always watch Maria Bamford make fun of Paula Deen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZoDIIrp2r4


:lol:

#7 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

offices are tough.

a coworker and i had a running joke. any time one of us would ask for a colored copy of something, the other would snap back, "African American, please!" and we'd both crack up.

nobody else ever found that as funny as we did though.

#8 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

i should add to my first post though..... there's 10 of us here and we're all related.... so ya, that's a big part of it.

#9 PeaceFrog

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

office? lol

I live in a Van down by the River.

#10 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

I don't think off-color remarks, sexual jokes and inuendos, ethnic jokes, etc. belong in the work place.
I used to work with a guy who was constantly making ethnic jokes and stereo-typing them. I found it rude and offensive.
If someone in my office said what BHB said, I wouldn't like it.


What offends you personally about these kinds of stereotype jokes specifically? The reason they work as jokes is because of the general truth about the stereotype...

If it's just because of the workplace environment, no need to explain, I get that

#11 Jambear

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

No humor in my workplace.

#12 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

The reason they work as jokes is because of the general truth about the stereotype...


i couldn't agree more.... case in point with my joke to the courier, what i said to him is something i have generally found to be true.

#13 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

No humor in my workplace.


Until some bastard looses a foot...then it's party time over the BBQ.

#14 PieDoh

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

my office will take me from louisiana to texas and then on to albuquerque.... most of the jokes I have to endure are on the CB, so i can turn it off..

#15 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:39 PM

breaker breaker

:breaks cb:

#16 Lemireacle

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

It really depends on the nature of the joke. Most go over pretty well, some have lead to issues amongst co-workers.

#17 jnjn

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

the office manager here (& owners' son) once referred to a client as a "used tampon" :rolling:
we're a small, mostly non-pc office :lol:

#18 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

yeah, I *get* it... but, I find that most of the people who stereotype others are close-minded and insecure
and, with this particular guy, it was constant - I could forgive him if it was every once in awhile, but with him it was daily


i try not to judge people based on the jokes they make. SOmetimes people just learn to make people laugh in certain ways. Doesn;t make anyone racist or hateful when they like to make stereotype jokes.

Then again, if it's constant and the person has other traits that might lead to that judgement, I again understand your position.

Never a good idea to tick co-workers off when just trying to be funny. I do love the joke about Superman f-in with the n****rs again...NSFW!

#19 MeOmYo

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

I run a small shop of welders. It gets interesting sometimes.

#20 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

Here in the office we're careful. Out on the road it's no holds barred. Everything goes.

#21 BHB

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:00 PM

Rio, can you try to think of a joke that both you and Hoagie would equally enjoy?

#22 Ravn

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Mike works in an office full of retired Marines and Army guys. I'm not sure what weirds him out more, the humor, or the fact that I already know most of the stuff they say, lol

#23 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'd be scared of being the albino guy in that office.

#24 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Well, I don't agree with trying to make people laugh at the expense of others' feelings.

Not sure I'd find the Superman joke at all funny if it references the "N" word...I've seen first-hand how hurtful that word can be


The Three Stooges was all about laughing at baffoonery. I think lots of humor is derived from laughing at someones unfortunate situation, whether it has a racial, sexual, or violent connotation. Laughing at someone rather than with someone. I dont really mind either, as it is a joke.



#25 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'd be scared of being the albino guy in that office.


Pale with fear?

#26 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

I am cautious, although among my immediate group, four of us who were moved from lolShelton to fuckingDanbury are over-educated malcontents. The humor tends to be somewhat cutting.

#27 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Paul, you really need to use a fucking spellcheck.

#28 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

Cuting humor wears on me after awhile. Im no fan of when you cant tell where the sarcasm ends and true feelings begin. Lots o cutting humor tends to walk that line, and after awhile, i start taking things personally...

Mmm interesting.

#29 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

Paul, you really need to use a fucking spellcheck.


This board has none

#30 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

This board has none


Are you using a goddamn Commodore 64?

#31 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Phone

#32 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

Brand/make/model?

#33 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

its an iphone....but i hate the autocorrect.

and i have twinkie fingers...:lol:

#34 Ravn

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'd be scared of being the albino guy in that office.


Mike's best friend is the blackest black man you will ever meet.

They went as Spy vs. Spy for Halloween last year :lmao:

#35 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

Mike's best friend is the blackest black man you will ever meet.

They went as Spy vs. Spy for Halloween last year :lmao:


thats a WIN if I ever heard of one.

#36 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

Cuting humor wears on me after awhile. Im no fan of when you cant tell where the sarcasm ends and true feelings begin. Lots o cutting humor tends to walk that line, and after awhile, i start taking things personally...

Mmm interesting.


We're not cutting toward each other. :lol:

#37 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

Mike's best friend is the blackest black man you will ever meet.

They went as Spy vs. Spy for Halloween last year :lmao:


#1 or it didn't happen

#38 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

We're not cutting toward each other. :lol:


well whoever youre cutting might be getting offended. Unless that is the point...then carry on

#39 Ravn

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

according to their friend Dave, everytime you try to get a pic of Mike and Ray together, the camera says "fuck this" and quits :D

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Mike's best friend is the blackest black man you will ever meet.

They went as Spy vs. Spy for Halloween last year :lmao:


That fucking rocks. :lol:

#41 gregoir

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

mine is very low today. wanted to call the manager a cuntloaf and walk out. good thing it is Friday.

#42 Ravn

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

In my workplace, it's a lot of potty humor and smart alek minions

today on the way to school,they were playing "shroud, boulder, guillotine"

#43 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:51 PM

In my workplace, it's a lot of potty humor and smart alek minions

today on the way to school,they were playing "shroud, boulder, guillotine"


That's awesome. :lol:

#44 hoagie

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Quartz Parchment Shears?

#45 tiedyesky

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

my "office" is a liquor store, and the customers are even more accepting the the employees. At my restaurant job, we walk on eggshells and keep our mouths shut.
It is what it is...I just go there to make money, not friends.

#46 Kuzsin

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

.....:hi- 5z bhb:..........

#47 Java Time

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

it depends on how the prententious fuckwads are at any given time...if they aren't cunt bags I can get away with some kidding but if they are cunt bags and the bags are full I'm not even allowed to speak let alone make a joke.

and I no longer work in the office areas...go figure :dunno:

#48 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Wally, i can't even begin to imagine you in an office setting :lol: :lol: :lol:

#49 Java Time

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

a vp had a cubicle built outside the office area where I couldn't be as disruptive to him and others:funny1:

but for the right amount of $$$ I can be as professional as a mofo :wink: