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 Anonymous||reply 50||04/07/2013|
Even posting on this thread makes me nervous, but what r1 said.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/01/2013|
I want to hear what Scalia thinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/01/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||04/01/2013|
I would not admit to saying something so unfunny. Is that from a Beyonce song for fuck's sake?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/01/2013|
Beyonce deserves the credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/01/2013|
Sorry about your small penis.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/01/2013|
I am blushing for you as i type, op.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/01/2013|
You lost me at "non-chalant".
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/01/2013|
Let me guess. OP your name is Ross and "Gary's" name is "Chandler."
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/01/2013|
This is what happens when you work with people. You lose your mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/01/2013|
Boring people's problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/01/2013|
OP, that joke was already lame a year ago. Let it go.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/01/2013|
It doesn't matter OP because you don't have a life.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/01/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||04/01/2013|
Bottles have caps, not lids.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/01/2013|
The Ocean called, they're running out of shrimp!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/01/2013|
The same thing happened today at the brewery. You work at Shotz, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/01/2013|
Oh yeah, r21? Well the jerk store called..
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/01/2013|
I'm sure this isn't your best work OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/01/2013|
We have arbitrarily closed all of your credit accounts.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/01/2013|
Who cares, R21? You're their all-time best seller!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/01/2013|
Nice to know I'm not the only one who thought this was very Seinfeldian.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/01/2013|
r20 and r27 Do you think Op is probably a pear shaped loser?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/01/2013|
Or more like a Friends episode... which it was.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/01/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 31||04/01/2013|
Anything else you'd like to share about your adventures working at K-Mart?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/01/2013|
This story makes me so sad. I'm going to go and cuddle a Manatee.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/01/2013|
Yes, OP is George Costanza/T-Bone.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/01/2013|
r35 I think his name is Koko.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/01/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||04/01/2013|
If you're so desperate for credit for a single witticism, you must have no sense of humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/01/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||04/01/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 41||04/01/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||04/02/2013|
You could have claimed credit but you did it wrong. Its all in the delivery.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/02/2013|
You should have put a © on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/02/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||04/02/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||04/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/02/2013|