Since New Year is approaching, I feel that we all need a little bit of fun in our office environments. So please look around for your office comedian and celebrate them for lifting the atmosphere in the darkest times of the year. Please share with all your friends because we need to recognise those that bring fun and laughter into life! May you laugh until your belly aches and snort uncontrollably!
The Office Comedian With a natural capacity to make people laugh, the Office Comedian is a necessary daily delight. What’s more, they, The Office Comedian does not even have to try. Humour is in their character, in fact it seems to be in their genetic makeup and circumstances manifest in such a way that the outcome is sheer hilarity! We love the Office Comedian because they make our days fun and distract from the doldrums.
In our office, we have the perfect example of a chap who you look at and laugh. It is not because he looks funny, he is just naturally funny. I have found him sleeping at the desk or doing all manner of things to distract from the days when he is late (like wearing a tie).
“When I wear a tie no one asks why I am late. They ask me why I am wearing a tie instead!”
Our Office Comedian is completely unaware of how funny he is, he lives in a special world that enables the rest of the office to laugh until their stomachs hurt. Essentially, he is brilliant because he is free stress relief. His talent for random, awkward or ridiculous events is a phenomenon you have to admire. What’s more, this is the counter-balance for the Office Victim who will love him but will never understand how people fall about laughing in his presence. Where The Office Victim gains sympathy and sucks you dry, the Office Comedian is like an energy generator. Wherever he is there will be a laughter dynamo that will spin until everyone is uplifted.
Consider those days where laborium rules, it is grey outside and nothing much is happening. There is silence as people work. Could you imagine that as a monotonous continuum? That is why the Office Comedian is so necessary. He or She simply says something, starts some banter and the atmosphere lifts. Half of the time these Comedians become the catalyst by accident. My favourite incident was when the team was discussing weddings; all the while, the Office Comedian was avoiding proposing to his girlfriend. As a distraction, he said ‘There is a type of food at a wedding which destroys a man’s sex drive.’
The bank of desks surrounding the Office Comedian was silent in contemplation. Garlic? Sprouts? Nope! ‘Wedding cake,’ he said without thought. He then realised the reality of the comment because all the executives surrounding him were married, grey and probably gagging for it. The Office Tart had become appealing to them and that is definitely a bad sign! After the gap reserved for tumbleweed passed, the raucous laughter began. The dull atmosphere shattered by one comment from the Office Comedian. The only issue for this guy or girl is that they are noted for humour and stupid comments rather than diligent work or innovative contribution. Still, whether you like to admit it or not he/she is half man/half-amazing! When this person is not in the office a laborious silence remains. People know something is missing and in truth, we all need fun and laughter.
Learning: a happy team is a productive team – and that is the truth! Accept that there needs to be an Office Comedian to enable a united humorous team!
HERE IS A SAMPLE OF THE OFFICE ZOO ON AUDIBLE… I HOPE IT TICKLES YOU!