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I would simply have not understood the joke.
Yeah. I wasn't offended. Just nonplused. In fact, I still don't see anything fun or funny about it.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:27 PM
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Today I started at some company and we were doing "fun facts" introductions. I usually try to say something funny and this time I said "Hi I'm iridocyclitis and I love vegetables but I dont wanna be one". Thing is no one laughed... is calling one a vegetable considered offensive?
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:46 PM
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Emphasis on "try"

You could try harder next time.

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ok but what happens if no one laughs at that either?
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:48 PM
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Then you blame the audience.

Actually, since I created that, right here, on the spot, people will laugh. Guaranteed or your money back.

Or, see Joke #118, alternative version.
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Then you blame the audience.

Actually, since I created that, right here, on the spot, people will laugh. Guaranteed or your money back.

Or, see Joke #118, alternative version.
I haven't heard that one before!
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what kind of ridiculousness is this by putting people on the spot to tell a "fun fact"? i'd be racking my brain not being able to think of anything other than I'm the number one poster on the ao. maybe i'm not a fun person. it's like I need to make up a fun fact where there isn't one.
"HI! I'm ao fan. I like going to remote places in the US and meet total strangers I found on the internet."
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"HI! I'm ao fan. I like going to remote places in the US and meet total strangers I found on the internet."
yep, that is a fun fact!

but I can't say that to coworkers cause then i'm potentially outing myself as ao fan
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:05 PM
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They were expecting “I play guitar” and you told a joke nobody understood instead. I don’t think they were offended... probably just confused. I wouldn’t ruminate on it too much. By that I mean I would, but you shouldn’t
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