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Old 12-19-2017, 10:35 AM
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being a vegetable means being mentally dead but physically alive (like someone in a coma or someone thats brain dead in a wheel chair with tubes through his body keeping him alive).
You should have explained all that when the joke bombed. It would have been way funnier.

tbh, having an aunt with severe cerebral paulsy, I do find this joke to be offensive. Not enough to be hurt, but enough to have a bad first impression of you.
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I haven't heard that one before!
I meant the other one, which is, "Some people just can't tell a joke."
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My girl's a vegetable
She lives in a hospital
I'll buy her anything
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As for the "joke"; it's not offensive to me, it's just dumb. If you were part of our team, it would cause me to question your ability to be on the phone with clients.

EDIT: dammit, DTNF!
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What's so funny about that?
Obsolete joke about how California is like granola. Never was all that funny.
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tbh idk what it means really now that i look back on it.... it kinda just popped up in my head. but being a vegetable means being mentally dead but physically alive (like someone in a coma or someone thats brain dead in a wheel chair with tubes through his body keeping him alive).
This explanation is kind of offensive. I liked your story better when the so-called joke seemed to be without any rationale at all.
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Making good jokes is a gift, you either have it or don't -- it's really awkward having to hear the explanation after each attempted joke... but jokes that are not funny are still better than jokes that are offensive
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Making good jokes is a gift, you either have it or don't -- it's really awkward having to hear the explanation after each attempted joke... but jokes that are not funny are still better than jokes that are offensive
I disagree with the bolded, though I don't get easily offended.
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