work: laughing through the pain
At the office, when the help desk resets our passwords, they have been using some variation on a sports name ending in “ball” using the nearly standard letter/number substitution. Since our passwords are required to change so frequently, it’s hard to ignore a theme once placed in our heads.
A co-worker had been creating their own password variations and iterations on the sports theme for a while now but ran into a little problem…
them: I’ve been using various passwords based on those, but now I’m running out of balls.
some snickering followed
me: Well why don’t you switch from balls to nuts?
Yes, we’re just that immature. Yes, we laughed our asses off so hard that we both cried. Don’t pretend you wouldn’t have said the same thing if it happened to you.
Photo credit: Martha Stewart, Amy Sedaris’ Li’l Smoky Cheese Ball*
* Think about it.