My friend Juicebox suggested I write a post about classic corporate jokes. Oh how I loathe these. He sits right by me at work and hears when I do my fake laugh over some standard line. But I take part in these. I do the fake laugh, and I say the standard response. It’s like when you get a corporate job you’re going to a Catholic Church service. When the co-worker says “The word of the Lord” you say “Thanks be to God.”
Today’s joke that inspired this conversation was a co-worker coming in and saying, “did you miss me?” To which I replied “who are you again?” Oh so funny. Stop me if I’m too cutting edge here.
The Haircut Joke (read about my favorite response to being asked about a haircut HERE)
“Did you get a hair cut?”
“More than just one!”
The Lunchtime Joke
(Seeing co-workers walking in with food.)
“Oh lunchtime, huh? What’d you bring me?”
The Monday Joke
“How’s it going?”
“Well at least it’s not Monday!”
“Oh ho ho .. HA! Ha ha ha!”
The Any Day but Friday Joke
“Is it Friday yet?”
“Haha! Oh boy, I wish!”
“Hey (random coworker’s name who is nearby), you invent that time machine yet?”
“I’m still working on the printer that never jams that you asked for last week!”
(And then everyone instantaneously explodes out of the sheer stupidity of it all.)
“Working hard? Or hardly working?”
Comments on: "Corporate Humor" (2)
My work environments have usually been that which bred much different styles of jokes. As such I’ve been forced to use those standard corporate jokes in my day to day life in order to fill the void.
As long as you make one joke a day that leads to someone making a blank face, then you can almost see their mind processing “oh wait that was a joke” and then the slow, forced smile … You’re in good shape.