Thursday, May 21, 2009

The un-funny joke

Coworker #1:
Yeah, I saw the public defender, Joe, in the hallway. He commented, "I haven't seen you in a while, I take it you had the child then?" I should have looked down and my belly and said, "Oh my gosh...where did it go?"

Coworker #2:
No, if you really wanted to screw with him, you should have told him you lost the baby.

(long seconds of uncomfortable silence)

Coworker #2: (looking at me quickly and saying, very quietly)
Just kidding.

I know I've done a good job assimilating myself into this new life. I've tried to make my story conversational so that people don't get weird and uncomfortable around me. I still can imagine no realm of existence where THAT would have even been considered funny. Even before, I would not have found that funny...nor would I have expected anyone else to think that was funny.

I'm beginning to think some of the people I work with are just missing critical strands of DNA or something.

5 comments:

lorem ipsum said...

Wow, what a hilarious punchline THAT would've made!

F&$*ing dumbass.

Aurelia said...

Meh, I dunno, I think it would have been funny if you yourself had made the joke to one of us.

Like it's an insider joke?

miraclebaby said...

What??? What an idiot.

CLC said...

I have a coworker like that too. I think it's the only way he knows how to communicate. Therefore I resist the urge to punch him day in and day out.

Rosepetal said...

I never would have found that funny and cannot believe the dumbassness of your insensitive co-worker.