Last week, a supervisor wrote about an employee who complained about “Ho Ho Ho” in the workplace. Read what Evil Skippy had to say about it, here.
Now, it is time for an Evil Skippy first. A retraction. Actually, it is more precise to say a “correction” rather than a complete retraction. In our response to “Tired”, we seemed to place a great deal of weight on the fact that there were three “ho’s” involved and offered these rules:
Three Ho’s = Santa Laughing
One Ho = Possible Slur
Due to something that happened over the weekend, we feel the need to clarify our stance on “ho.” We were too simple. We now realize that other variables may be in play. In addition to the number of times “ho” is said, the following rules apply:
One “Ho” in Red and Green With A Tree Hook = Christmas Ornament
One Ho in Other Colors With No Hook = Weird
One Ho as a Tattoo = Self-Image Issue –OR—Tacky Marketing
Hoe = Garden/Farm Tool
“Why do you feel the need to clarify this obvious point?” one might ask. Here’s why. As I unpacked the holiday ornaments and decorated the tree, I found this:
Once I stopped laughing, I went directly to the computer to compose this.
Wherever you work and whatever you do – you’re in the home stretch for 2010. What can you do these last few weeks to make your workplace better for you and for others? Be creative. Think of something! Then do it. And then tell us about it.