You know what’s worse that telling a joke that people don’t think is funny? A joke that no one realizes is, you know, a joke.
Now, look at the one on the right.
NOT the official BP logo. But surprisingly, people don’t notice the oil dripping from the logo…until I point it out to them, after they’ve commented on either my employer (no, not BP, despite speculation); my desire to have things thrown at me by total strangers (well, I’d rather not); or my bravery at being willing to champion such a shoddy corporation (uh, no, take a closer look). Random strangers don’t get it but feel the urge to talk to me about BP. People I work with (very smart people!) ask me if I am trying to be provocative. Well, yes, but not they way they mean. Then they sort of laugh when I point out the oil. D’oh!