Me: "My new interns are so funny. I think the team humor level may be at an all-time high. The other day, XXX wrote an email to the engineers about doing inserts into a particular database table, in the form of a short poem. His intern replied with '10/10. The poem moved me to tears.' Then another intern replied to say, 'For the record, I also cried a little bit.'"
Me: "They tell me that normally they are even funnier. But at work, they are spending part of their energy trying not to swear."
Tom: "You don't swear at work?"
Me: "Only sparingly."
Tom: "At my work, every other word is a curse word. Every day you hear someone screaming, 'The fucking build is broken!! Who the fuck broke the build???'. Sometimes the person screaming is me."
Me: "Oh! But you don't swear when we hang out."
Tom: "We are usually talking about something nice, not why the code won't fucking compile."