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Who Deserves Credit?

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?

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2013

You're a flat out nut.

by Anonymousreply 104/01/2013

Even posting on this thread makes me nervous, but what r1 said.

by Anonymousreply 204/01/2013

I want to hear what Scalia thinks.

by Anonymousreply 304/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 404/01/2013

I would not admit to saying something so unfunny. Is that from a Beyonce song for fuck's sake?

by Anonymousreply 504/01/2013

Beyonce deserves the credit.

by Anonymousreply 604/01/2013

Sorry about your small penis.

by Anonymousreply 704/01/2013

I am blushing for you as i type, op.

by Anonymousreply 804/01/2013

You lost me at "non-chalant".

by Anonymousreply 904/01/2013

Let me guess. OP your name is Ross and "Gary's" name is "Chandler."

by Anonymousreply 1004/01/2013

This is what happens when you work with people. You lose your mind.

by Anonymousreply 1104/01/2013

Are we in high school?

by Anonymousreply 1204/01/2013

LOL r7

by Anonymousreply 1304/01/2013

Boring people's problems.

by Anonymousreply 1404/01/2013

OP, that joke was already lame a year ago. Let it go.

by Anonymousreply 1504/01/2013


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by Anonymousreply 1704/01/2013

It doesn't matter OP because you don't have a life.

by Anonymousreply 1804/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1904/01/2013

Bottles have caps, not lids.

by Anonymousreply 2004/01/2013

The Ocean called, they're running out of shrimp!

by Anonymousreply 2104/01/2013

The same thing happened today at the brewery. You work at Shotz, OP?

by Anonymousreply 2204/01/2013

Oh yeah, r21? Well the jerk store called..

by Anonymousreply 2304/01/2013

I'm sure this isn't your best work OP.

by Anonymousreply 2404/01/2013

Dear OP,

We have arbitrarily closed all of your credit accounts.

by Anonymousreply 2504/01/2013

R20, no, it was a lid.

by Anonymousreply 2604/01/2013

Who cares, R21? You're their all-time best seller!

by Anonymousreply 2704/01/2013

Nice to know I'm not the only one who thought this was very Seinfeldian.

by Anonymousreply 2804/01/2013

r20 and r27 Do you think Op is probably a pear shaped loser?

by Anonymousreply 2904/01/2013


Or more like a Friends episode... which it was.

by Anonymousreply 3004/01/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3104/01/2013

Anything else you'd like to share about your adventures working at K-Mart?

by Anonymousreply 3204/01/2013

This story makes me so sad. I'm going to go and cuddle a Manatee.

by Anonymousreply 3304/01/2013

OP = George Costanza

by Anonymousreply 3404/01/2013

Yes, OP is George Costanza/T-Bone.

by Anonymousreply 3504/01/2013

r35 I think his name is Koko.

by Anonymousreply 3604/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3704/01/2013

If you're so desperate for credit for a single witticism, you must have no sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 3804/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3904/01/2013

Op, put a lid on it.

by Anonymousreply 4004/01/2013

[quote]Today at lunch me and some co-workers...

[quote]Today at lunch [bold][italic]me and some co-workers...[/bold][/italic]

[quote]Today at lunch [bold]some co-workers and I...[/bold]

I pray Beverly Sutphin finds you and stabs you in the eye.

by Anonymousreply 4104/01/2013

[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...

by Anonymousreply 4204/01/2013

You could have claimed credit but you did it wrong. Its all in the delivery.

by Anonymousreply 4304/01/2013

You should have put a © on it.

by Anonymousreply 4404/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4504/01/2013

No one likes you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 4604/01/2013

It sucks being you.

by Anonymousreply 4704/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4804/01/2013

LOL, R44!

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.

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