Today at lunch me and some co-workers were in the cafeteria eating and I accidentally tipped over my bottle water. I didn't have the lid on it, and my co-worker "Gary" said:
"If you liked it then you would have a put a lid on it!"
All of my co-workers though this comment was a riot. The problem is that I actually said that to "Gary" like a whole YEAR ago when the same thing happened with his coke when he spilled it on his desk.
I don't mind if he borrows my jokes, but he didn't give me credit. He just smiled at the laughs and so I said something like "Oh my God, Gary! That's so funny, I remember when I said that when you spilled your coke!"
I said it very non-chalantly but people lind of hushed and I got the feeling that people thought I was trying to take credit for the joke, which I was, but not in the way theu thought I was.
Al off this could have been avoided if "Gary" had just given me credit, and I even set up the opportunity by pointing out he coke incident but his whole response to that was "heh".
Don't you think it's good manners to give credit to someone, especially if they are present in the room?
You're a flat out nut.
Even posting on this thread makes me nervous, but what r1 said.
I want to hear what Scalia thinks.
I've had this happen as well. Though I don't know how it would have benefited either of you to admit to your co-workers that you and Gary do illegal drugs.
I would not admit to saying something so unfunny. Is that from a Beyonce song for fuck's sake?
Beyonce deserves the credit.
Sorry about your small penis.
I am blushing for you as i type, op.
You lost me at "non-chalant".
Let me guess. OP your name is Ross and "Gary's" name is "Chandler."
This is what happens when you work with people. You lose your mind.
Are we in high school?
Boring people's problems.
OP, that joke was already lame a year ago. Let it go.
It doesn't matter OP because you don't have a life.
oh, come on. This was funny, lol. Even though sounds totally like a George Constanza moment, it was funny. OP, sorry, but let Gary have his moment in the sun. We all know he borrowed your material, but what else does he have going on in his life? Nothing.
Bottles have caps, not lids.
The Ocean called, they're running out of shrimp!
The same thing happened today at the brewery. You work at Shotz, OP?
Oh yeah, r21? Well the jerk store called..
I'm sure this isn't your best work OP.
We have arbitrarily closed all of your credit accounts.
R20, no, it was a lid.
Who cares, R21? You're their all-time best seller!
Nice to know I'm not the only one who thought this was very Seinfeldian.
r20 and r27 Do you think Op is probably a pear shaped loser?
Or more like a Friends episode... which it was.
[quote] Nice to know I'm not the only one who thought this was very Seinfeldian.
Exactly. Count me as a third person.
And incidentally, if this story is (sadly) true, then you're both losers, because you're BOTH stealing material from Seinfeld - including the lame scenario.
R21 and R23 nailed it.
Anything else you'd like to share about your adventures working at K-Mart?
This story makes me so sad. I'm going to go and cuddle a Manatee.
OP = George Costanza
Yes, OP is George Costanza/T-Bone.
r35 I think his name is Koko.
I had a friend one of whose claims to fame was that he started everyone in his high school saying "Yeppers" instead of "yes." He really put that on his non-work resume, so to speak.
This thread reminds me of that.
If you're so desperate for credit for a single witticism, you must have no sense of humor.
Listen, babe, when you point out that someone used your material, you are not being a generous person. Being ungenerous is social suicide. Noone wants to spend time with someone who's petty. Let him have his laugh and laugh WITH him. It's something nice you can give your friend. He's your friend, right? And if he's not, then maybe you should try harder.
Life is much nicer when we are friendly and generous.
Op, put a lid on it.
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I pray Beverly Sutphin finds you and stabs you in the eye.
[quote]"If you liked it then you would have a put a lid on it!"
All of my co-workers though this comment was a riot.
WTF? There's something amusing there?
And you're put-out about getting credit for it?
hmm... one of those "You had to be there" moments I suppose...
No @39 F that. His friend appropriated his joke without credit after the laughs he could have said: joke by such and such. Personally I call out idea thieves too much of that going around these days.
No one likes you, OP.
It sucks being you.
Who deserves credit? He does. He remembered the line and quoted it at the right time. The biter bitten. Rewarded with a laugh.
It's actually mildly flattering, but scrabbling around for authorship rights is pathetic. Better to move on and work up another priceless bon mot.
R45, the joke was a year old. Maybe the co-worker forgot who said it or where he heard it. It's not really an original quip. It was borrowed from that Beyonce song, whose music video itself had countless parodies, you forget which came first.