A dose of the best medicine
Use only as directedIn today's politically correct world, you may be wary of jesting with co-workers. Remember, even though lawyers have tried to outlaw humor, they haven't succeeded. Of course, your humor should always be good-natured. You'll be fine as long as you stay away from politics and religion and don't make jokes at other people's expense. Except for lawyers. They don't have feelings, just bank accounts. (Please don't bother to e-mail if you're married to one.)
If your clients are jokers, include them in the good time—within reason. You probably shouldn't use the same humor in the front office as in the back, but lighten up with pet owners when you can. Here are a few icebreakers to get you started.
Penicillin is the wonder drug. When a doctor wonders what you have, that's what you get.
Don't worry. The doctor has seen an operation exactly like this on TV.
Miracle drug: Anything cats will take without puking.
I quit taking tranquilizers. I was starting to be nice to my in-laws.
Diet tranquilizers: You don't lose weight, but, then again, you really don't care.
The technician who grins when things go wrong is probably going off duty.