Incriminating stories from your co-workers
February 6, 2010 2 Comments
I like making small talk with my co-workers. But I hate it when they tell me incriminating stories about themselves. I don’t want to hear that.
I don’t want to hear their rationalization about how breaking the law was the right thing to do. I don’t want to hear about how they took care of all of the loose ends. There must be other stuff we can talk about, besides the time they could have spent the rest of their life in jail. The Fifth Amendment exists so that you have the right to remain silent and you don’t have to incriminate yourself.
There are professional sport teams in this state. Why don’t we talk about those. Granted the teams are about as stable as a hyperinflationary country, ran by three dictators with different religious backgrounds.
We can talk about celebrities. Hey, I’ll talk about the story in People Magazine about Britney Spears dating Warren Sapp, even though the whole story is based on a candid picture of Brittney Spears at a grocery store.