When it comes to humor I take a quantity over quality approach. My wife warns people not to laugh at my jokes in case it encourages me. Most of the time that's good advice, but just 1 in 100 times I hit paydirt and make someone genuinely laugh rather than groan. It is those laughs I (sadly) live for. They give my life meaning. I've been told (I'm making this up) that they make the other 99% of my wee jokes bearable.
That said, I've been advised to cut my humour from book - it being a serious business novel.
Here're a few of the cuts:
- The lights came back on and Brett, just like Cliff Richard, stepped out of the shadows.
- Eugene (the QA/Testing manager) said, 'When I was Abroad ...'.
I cut him off, 'You used to be a woman Eugene? I never knew.
- 'Writing test's is like doing trapeze with a net under you', said Phil.
'Who's Annette?', asked Eugene.
'A net. A safety net', replied Phil.
- 'It's called the Medici Effect - the effect that happens at the intersection of two quite different fields'.
'What, like that Japanese / Scottish Restaurant "Och Aye The Noodles?"