How to Be Funny at the Office
Something just didn't seem right, though, as I progressed through the story. Take this passage from a Q&A session: Manager: "I worry about making a joke that might offend somebody. How can I be both hysterical and politically correct?" Advice Giver: "It's perfectly acceptable to tell offensive jokes at work, as long as you add to the end of each one, 'Ha ha! It's OK, because I dated one in college,' or 'Ha ha! It's OK, because I tried it once at summer camp.' That covers most bases." My spider senses started tingling. I will admit that I was half-way through the piece before it occurred to me that it might be more than coincidence that the Pointy-Haired Boss from Dilbert appeared at the bottom of the page. A quick search for the author confirmed my suspicion; there was Scott Adams' name.
Posted October 30, 2013
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