OT - Showing a sense of humor in public

Subject: OT - Showing a sense of humor in public
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 11:14:55 -0400

Bear said:

Once again I have made an attempt at humor that is evidently too dry for
general consumption.

I was trying, tongue-in-cheek, to point out that Word is a very good
thing for technical communication purposes because:

- It's everywhere
- It's going to outlive us all
- You can customize it as deeply as your skill and time allow

Evidently I'm not the humorist I think I am.

My response:

No, you have quite a nice sense of humor. Yours runs along the same
lines as mine. Mine was very accurately described by a colleague as "dry
as old bones." She then added that not everyone is going to get it or
like it or like me, because I am sometimes too smart for my own good.
She was right. I tend to be serious, but when I'm being a smart -at- $$,
people don't know the difference. The result? Trouble. And people tend
to dislike smart -at- $$es anyway. These days, there is so much political
correctness going on that I "turn off" when I go to work. I simply don't
use my sense of humor.



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