Sunday, July 7, 2013

Are you being inappropriate?

Sometimes I forget that our job isn't normal. We get paid to tell jokes all day, which is awesome, but we also have entire conversations in our heads, talk in weird voices, and have lighthearted discussions about crime and death. And when you're stuck in a writers room for hours at a time with someone, the already-fuzzy lines of normality become even fuzzier as you get very comfortable with each other. The phrases "overshare," "too far," and "TMI" hold no weight. Sometimes when I'm amongst non-writers (I'll call them "normal people" for now) and I find myself wondering whether or not what I'm about to say is suitable for normal people ears. So I've come up with a chart that will tell me if I'm being inappropriate:

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