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If that comment 'stunned' her then she has lived a very fortunate, sheltered life.
It makes no sense. If she's had to suffer all the hardships she alluded to by virtue of fitting into that small niche of. 50% of the population, she has no right to be "stunned" by a harmless comment.
Could you imagine how ashamed someone who is genuinely suffering because of their gender would be of her?
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How on earth was it unprofessional? I'd understand if he made a joke about her breasts but a department store joke with a hint of naughtiness isn't unprofessional.

It seems like the only ones who can make jokes these days are comedians, anyone trying to have a normal social life just get ridiculed to the point of being fired, harassed or in some cases suicide.
It is not a joke I would ever expect to hear at my work or any of my clients' lifts.

As I said above, the woman totally overreacted, but it most certainly was unprofessional.

(Original post by hypofato)

Offense can only be taken, not given, she chose to be offended.
Yet another misconception. Indeed these days there are far too many snowflakes crying about everything, even on behalf of other people. However, it most certainly is possible to give offence. It's really simple in fact. If your intent was to offend, then it most certainly is given. That does not necessarily mean it was taken.
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(Original post by yudothis)
It is not a joke I would ever expect to hear at my work or any of my clients' lifts.

As I said above, the woman totally overreacted, but it most certainly was unprofessional.
I don't know what bubble you are in but in the real world a lot of people make these sort of jokes, they also hang out after work and drink alcohol or take drugs. Higher up the chain, the more it happens.
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(Original post by hypofato)
I don't know what bubble you are in but in the real world a lot of people make these sort of jokes, they also hang out after work and drink alcohol or take drugs. Higher up the chain, the more it happens.
Then film yourself at work in a full lift making this kind of joke.

Oh and honey, you have no idea what happens "higher up the chain".
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(Original post by yudothis)
Then film yourself at work in a full lift making this kind of joke.

Oh and honey, you have no idea what happens "higher up the chain".
Do you genuinely work at a place that would take offence to this kind of joke?I work at a law firm, a notoriously "stuffy" industry and that wouldn't bat an eyelid. I have a feeling you'd be in the minority at your place.
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(Original post by yudothis)
Then film yourself at work in a full lift making this kind of joke.

Oh and honey, you have no idea what happens "higher up the chain".
Are you for real? Let me guess you think everyone in high positions like in government, ceos etc. live healthy lives that stick to child safe jokes and never ever touch alcohol and drugs to take the stress away.

The only one who doesn't seem to have an idea what happens is you "honey."
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Do you genuinely work at a place that would take offence to this kind of joke?I work at a law firm, a notoriously "stuffy" industry and that wouldn't bat an eyelid. I have a feeling you'd be in the minority at your place.
I only ever heard something like this once, and yes it was questioned.

Then again, I don't live in the UK. Now that I think of it, UK guys within my (international) company have a bad rep. So I take it back, probably happens all the time with you guys.
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(Original post by hypofato)
Are you for real? Let me guess you think everyone in high positions like in government, ceos etc. live healthy lives that stick to child safe jokes and never ever touch alcohol and drugs to take the stress away.

The only one who doesn't seem to have an idea what happens is you "honey."
Why are you assuming? I simply said you have no idea what's happening. I gave zero indication of what I think happens. Tsk tsk.
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(Original post by yudothis)
I only ever heard something like this once, and yes it was questioned.

Then again, I don't live in the UK. Now that I think of it, UK guys within my (international) company have a bad rep. So I take it back, probably happens all the time with you guys.
Haha. Where do you work? Germany?
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Haha. Where do you work? Germany?
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Somewhere on the continent.
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(Original post by yudothis)
Why are you assuming? I simply said you have no idea what's happening. I gave zero indication of what I think happens. Tsk tsk.
(Original post by yudothis)
I only ever heard something like this once, and yes it was questioned.

Then again, I don't live in the UK. Now that I think of it, UK guys within my (international) company have a bad rep. So I take it back, probably happens all the time with you guys.
Ah I see now, that is why you think like this.
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Ah I see now, that is why you think like this.
Doesn't change much about our conversation. Or about the fact that you are some loser kid that likes to pretend on the internet.
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(Original post by yudothis)
Doesn't change much about our conversation. Or about the fact that you are some loser kid that likes to pretend on the internet.
Why are you upset to the point of calling me names? First with the condescending attitude and now name calling.
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Why are you upset to the point of calling me names? First with the condescending attitude and now name calling.
Upset or just not bothered with your childish bravado anymore?
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(Original post by yudothis)
Upset or just not bothered with your childish bravado anymore?
If you were not bothered you wouldn't even carry the conversation on, yes you are clearly upset.

What have I said that has caused your outburst?
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