I’VE AN ALLCOMPANY WORK FUNCTION COMING UP – ANY APPROPRIATE JOKES TO BREAK THE ICE WITH COLLEAGUES I’VE NEVER MET?
You know what they say about leaving comedy to comedians. Still, if you must, this won’t offend and outs you as a man familiar with Buckley and/or Leonard Cohen. Q. How many singer/ songwriters does it take to cover Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’? A: All of them. MY PARTNER IS FULLY INTO ASTROLOGY. I THINK IT’S BOLLOCKS. HOW DO WE FIND MIDDLE GROUND? PHILLIP, VIA EMAIL There’s a simple answer here Phil – you can’t. So, make that Uranus joke you’ve been holding off for years, put an end to things and change the locks. A COLLEAGUE USES ‘LOL’ AND ‘HASHTAG AWKWARD’ IN CONVERSATION. I WANT TO SLAP HIM – BUT DON’T WANT TO GET FIRED. HELP? MARIKA, VIA EMAIL The time has come to rofl some feathers. Sorry. What to do? Well, every time he drops into this teenage douchebag persona, simply respond with a, “Thanks, Miley.” The key is persistence. Don’t blink first. He’ll get the message. Hopefully. Failing that, pack up your desk and slap away.