It has been reported, that those working in Human Resources are amongst the unhappiest workers in the United Kingdom... There are occasions when the nature of our work perhaps puts us in a more sombre mood than most, but that's not always the case and there can be a lighter side to our work too - even some humour on occasions and we will be using this space to share some of the funnier aspects of our work. Some of the stories will be true; others will be entirely fiction - but in all cases, names will be with-held to protect the guilty!!!!
Legal Humour from the US...
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court! They have been taken down word for word and published by the Court Reporters ~ imaging the torment of staying focused while these exchanges were taking place...
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Attorney: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
Witness: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
Attorney: And why did that upset you?
Witness: My name is Susan!
Attorney: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
Witness: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
Attorney: How old is your son, the one living with you?
Witness: Thirty-eight or thirty-nine, I can't remember which.
Attorney: How long has he lived with you?
Witness: Forty-five years.
Attorney: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
Attorney: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
Witness: I forget.
Attorney: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
Witness: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
Attorney: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
Witness: He's 20, much like your IQ.
Attorney: She had three children, right?
Attorney: How many were boys?
Attorney: Were there any girls?
Witness: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
Thanks to Sunil Bali for sharing these in his weekly blog. To view more of his blogs or to sign up to receive them - click here
If you have any amusing stories that you would like to share with us; please use the comments box above - we can't guarantee to publish them all, but we will review them and share some of the funnier stories...
Take a look back at some of our previous 'HumouR Us' Posts here...