Warning Label Games Blog
New Intern, here! I signed on as the Warning Label Games intern for the summer because it seemed like a quirky company with a fantastic cause. It looked like a job that I could wake up excited about every morning. So far, I have been absolutely right on both accounts. Raising awareness through humor in a fun and engaging way is both a delightful and fulfilling job.
However, I’m just not a funny person. I try, but people only laugh at my jokes in the “wow, that was so bad its funny” or “I will give her some pity” kind of way. My employers typically laugh at me, not with me. My friends take every opportunity to use the “Sure! You’re funny…… looking” joke.
I decided to take it upon myself to become a master of all this funny so I would fit in better here. After hours of research and days of practice I thought I was ready to present myself as a transformed employee, and take the title of funniest one here. My target was the upcoming employee meeting. All the big wigs of the company would be there, even the professor. I waited patiently for the perfect moment, as I had read timing was everything. Finally we reached break in between topics, and I had what I thought was the joke of the century prepared. It would be a perfect segway into the next topic! I gave myself a brief mental pep talk, and then blurted it out:
Q: How to you attract a rich squirrel? No one said anything. A: With Cashews! Everyone stared. There was a lot of face to palm motions, and then we moved on.
Heart broken, I spent the rest of the meeting distracted, thinking about my next move. I thought I was done for. When the meeting was over, I started to packing up my things, when the professor approached me. He has set up a meeting for later today, about my humor. I guess we will see what happens.