I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most dismissive, self-righteous loophole, created by those who refuse to examine their power, and assume they have not only the right to say whatever they want to people, but the right to control how other people react to what they have said.
My new venus flytrap, Audrey. I love, love, love her. My brother came over after work and fed it a woodlouse. It was brutal. Thanks, poisonpony!
In other news, through poor choice of words I told my lecturer she had a massive bucket today.