As we settled down to start our workday, Lester* came over to my cubicle.
"We found another picture of that thing..."
"It's a Dalek."
"Right, whatever. Anyway, we found another picture and it said "you will be exterminated" and JBobby* was asking me what that meant and I was like "I don't know, do I look like I watch Doctor Who?"
"It's what they say. It's their threat. EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! And then a little blue laser beam comes out of that thing there and they kill you."
"Okay. So, we went with this picture instead and then we gave the card to Darth* to sign, and did you read what he wrote?"
"Hopefully you don't get exterminated."
"Right." She laughed.
"I went over to point it out to him," and it was at this point in her story that I started to laugh. Not because I found it funny for the same reasons she did, but because I found it hilarious that she didn't realise he was just writing what any Doctor Who fan would write on the inside of a Dalek card. It's like having a Friends card with Chandler on the front and writing 'Could I WISH you a happier birthday?'
"...he didn't find it that funny. I was trying to point out to him how funny it was that he wrote the same thing the other card had said but he wasn't really laughing about it. So I said to him 'I guess one things abundantly clear' and he replied 'that I'm a giant dork?'" More laughter from Lester.
I'm laughing at this point but still for a completely different reason than Lester.
"We are both giant dorks," I agree.
I turn to my card with a smile still on my face as Lester heads back to her cubicle. She pauses at JBobby's desk before sitting down.
"Yeah, she didn't find it that funny either."
My non-funny Doctor Who birthday card
(made with love and work supplies)
*Names, as always, have been changed to protect the