Adult Books

Laughter the Best Medicine @ Work
America's Funniest Jokes, Quotes, and Cartoons

By Editors at Reader's Digest

Subject: Humor
Paperback | 216 pages | 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 1/2
US$9.99 | CAN$10.99
Publication Date: 2012-04-12
ISBN: 9781606524794

A laugh-out-loud collection of jokes, quotes, and quips designed especially to poke fun at the workplace, compiled from the columns of Reader’s Digest magazine.

Lighten up and laugh your way through the 9-to-5 grind with this mix of hilarious wisecracks, uproarious one-liners, full-color cartoons, and quotations from famous (and not-so-famous) wits. The hundreds of jokes and quips in LAUGHTER THE BEST MEDICINE @ WORK have been collected from more than eight decades’ worth of Reader’s Digest magazines and are guaranteed to brighten up your workday. You’ll find everything from outrageous resumes to creative excuses for calling in sick. So whether you suffer from an e-mail gone wrong, an irritating coworker, or a dreadful boss, you’ll see that laughter is the best medicine for all your work woes.

A survey sent out to our contractors posed the question, “What motivates you to come to work every day?” One guy answered, “Probation officer.”
E. Hewitt

One of the less difficult blanks to fill in on our job-agency application is "Position Wanted." One job seeker wrote "Sitting."
Flo Traywick, Lynchburg, Virginia

What do you call twin policemen? Copies.
—Tyler Meason

My sister Angela was impressed by a job applicant's confidence. "How will you gain your coworkers' respect?" she asked. The reply: "Mainly through my misdemeanor."
Gretchen Duff, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

My laptop was driving me crazy. “The A, E, and I keys always stick,” I complained to a friend. 

She quickly diagnosed the problem. “Your computer is suffering from irritable vowel syndrome.”
—Angie Bulakites

My coworker at the hotel was miserable at his job and was desperately searching for a new one.
"Why don't you work for your mother?" I suggested.
He shook his head. "I can't," he said. "Her company has a very strict policy against hiring relatives."
"Who made up that ridiculous rule?"
"My mother."
—Doug Barilla, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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