Today, out of nowhere, a woman at my workplace told a joke about balls. It was an awesome moment, not because the joke was particularly funny or clever, but because it was totally unexpected from her.
I like being surprised by people. Especially at work, where the high emphasis on personal boundaries usually carries over into the interactions between coworkers. It’s nice to see a different side of them once in a while.
The joke? A woman gets pulled over by a state trooper outside of Detroit. In an effort to avoid getting a ticket, she says to the trooper as he approaches the window “Trooper, could I buy a ticket to the Policemen’s Ball?” The trooper responds “Ma’am, in Michigan policemen don’t have any balls.” Realizing what he said, he turns around and gets back in his cruiser, letting her go without a ticket.
So, Fabulous Thing #21: Something that is hilariously unexpected.