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Old 12-18-2017, 06:12 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, 06:13 PM
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Simply not funny. Sorry.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:13 PM
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Simply not funny. Sorry.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:14 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? I thought it was pretty funny.
Was it really supposed to be funny?
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Simply not funny. Sorry.


Trying way too hard
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Simply not funny. Sorry.
Is it just not funny or is it also offensive? cause im fine with it not being funny... i just hope what I said wasnt deemed offensive especially on my first day.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:16 PM
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Is it just not funny or is it also offensive?
Might be offensive to someone with a loved one who is a vegetable, but mostly just not funny.
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At my new hire department introduction I opened with "I'm nonlnear. I'm a recovering academic..." That got some good laughs.
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Is it just not funny or is it also offensive?
I guess it could be offensive to someone with a vegetable grandma etc, but my first thought wouldn't be "that was offensive" but rather "wow, it's going to be painful working with this person"
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:19 PM
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At least you didn't make a joke about trains
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