Some people say I need to lighten up when it comes to practical jokes, however some jokes are not funny. Such as placing clear wrap over the toilet seat, and hanging spiders near the doors. I don't like it.
Someone I know makes jokes that are put downs. An employee where I worked put tacks on someone's chair and scotch tape on a phone. so it would not ring. I find these types of jokes distasteful. The employee situation almost resulted in dismissals, but they were given a second chance. Some people think they are funny when, in reality, their behavior is juvenile. I agree with your premise.
Some jokes are funny, and others are not. Jokes that cause physical or emotional pain are NOT ok, such as the tack example by brakel.
I agree with you as well. Jokes can be funny but when they feed on someone's fear or injure someone, even in the slightest, then they have gone too far.
Hi brake12 tacks in someone's chair? I can't believe this is an employee. I shamefully admit I did partake in a tack incident but, I was in 3rd grade. I got in a lot of trouble. However to do this as an adult is distasteful.
I like to read hubs because this allows me to view good written stories. I also can relate because I really do believe there is nothing under the son man has not done or tried. And so with that thought I know as a bible reader there would be something on the subject. I found it . It says in the Book of Proverbs 26:18-19 it reads
18 Like a madman who shoots fiery missiles, arrows, and death*
19 Is the man who plays a trick on his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
The book of proverbs was written and inspired as a book of wisdom from above.
I like that. This is true Mr. Kiss and Tales. You should not go around saying I was only joking after the person is hurt. Good Stuff!
by pmorries 5 years ago
What do you say when someone tells you a prejudice or sexist joke?I hate it when someone says, "I am not prejudice, but...". What do you do in these situation? Do you have any advice for me?
by LeonJane 9 years ago
In light of the recent "Balloon Boy" (Falcon Heene and his family) Hoax , what is the best or worst practical joke that you have played on someone?Did it backfire?Did you fess up to be the culprit or do you still remain at large?Have you had a practical joke played on you?
by mikicagle 4 years ago
What would you do in this situation? Three college age boys are walking back from a bar on a Friday night. Two of the boys know each other, the third doesn't know them that well. The two friends decide that they are going to steal a car. The other boy is adamant about the others not doing so. The...
by Daffy Duck 2 years ago
There are millions of jokes out there. Everyone says they have a great one. What's the funniest one?
by somethgblue 6 years ago
Did the ancient civilizations play a elaborate practical joke on all of us?Consider the common perception is the pyramids were built as tombs for the Pharaohs. That the 30,000 clay tablets only got the information we are willing to accept as the truth correct. That because we can find no evidence...
by PeterStip 2 years ago
Can you make jokes about religion or is it unethical?Do you have to be political correct and be serious when you talk about religions or can you make jokes about God,Allah,Christ and Mohamed? Is making jokes about faith a sign of bad manners, unethical and offensive or a healthy and a more humane...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|