Here’s what happened. So I’m in court for my speeding ticket. I sit down 2 seats down from a guy with a big briefcase, It’s pretty obvious who he is. So anyways finally the judge comes in very late and I silently crack a joke to the lawyer. The lawyer looks up at me, stares deeply into my eyes for around two seconds and then says with the most emotionless face I have ever seen “That was so funny”. And then continues to stare me in the eye.
Not since my junior year in college have I wanted to punch someone in the face that bad. I slowly look away and hope this whole thing will be over very soon so I could go home. I still don’t know if he honestly has some sort of laughing disorder or he was just being a total prick. Have you ever come across assholes like this?
I don’t exactly remember the joke but it wasn’t so bad that it was worth that sort of reaction. Even if it wasn’t funny I can’t imagine myself saying anything like that with an emotionless face, especially to a stranger.
Please be so kind as to allow me space to promulgate a mini-rant about people who tell me the most idiotic, lame-ass, mindless, six-year-olds-would-find-it-stupid pathetic limp excuses for a witticism. When I stare with a complete lack of reaction at the dolts who let fly with these verbal equivalents of the time-wasting schmuck who pays for his supermarket gum purchase by writing a check, they have the temerity to ask me if I have a sense of humour.
And then I want to smack them.
My sympathies are with lawyer-boy. There are few things worse than a person who’s not as funny as he thinks he is.
And to Bryan Ekers please allow me to give a hearty fuck you to you as well. Even if my joke was not funny at all, you could at least have enough decency to at least not say anything or perhaps give a quick chuckle. Not to stare me coldly in the face and say how funny that joke was. I wouldn’t have given him a pit thread if he just ignored me. But to say what he did, that pissed me off.
Nothing of what I said was a direct threat to Bryan, more of an insult.
If your joke was about the judge, his reaction would make perfect sense to me. I’ve covered court cases many times, and spent time aorund many lawyers, and one subject that is OFF LIMITS are judges. There are very real consequences, both in the professional world and even through the Bar Association, for mocking a judge.
But probably not in court, and probably not right after the judgre has entered. I suspect that lawyer-boy probably had a case to present before the judge and was trying to show the proper respect in the courtroom. That’s not a whole lot to ask.
Well, let me clue you in, soixante-dix-sept; when you tell a joke or make a statement to an audience, the audience has absolutely no obligation to laugh or otherwise react in a manner you expect. That the lawyer didn’t laugh isn’t his problem. It’s quite likely that your joke wasn’t funny and/or wasn’t appropriate to the setting. A joke which, by the way, apparantly wasn’t memorable enough for even you to recall.
Similarly, when you start a pit thread, it’s entirely possible you’ll get reactions which are entirely unsympathetic to you. Is that our fault? Nah. Maybe you’re just a jerk.
To all asking, it was after we sat down that I said it. It’s not like I said it when he came in. Also personally I can’t even imagine what I would have to say for it to be alright to give me the response that he did. That’s what this pit thread was about, not whether or not the joke was funny but his asshole response.