The prosecutor will asked the arresting officer, “Did the defendant say anything when you arrested him?”
The arresting officer will refer to his notebook. “Yes sir. I asked him if he killed the victim and he said, and I quote, ‘__________.’ Then I asked him where he was at the time of the murder, and, again I quote, he said, ‘_________.’”
“And what did you make of that, officer?”
“That’s as good as a signed confession.”
Authorities may have to change the Miranda reading to include “or don’t say” after “Anything you say”. Will have to see when the defense challenges that in court. The Miranda Rights have been around since 1966.
I wrote about humor in my e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two. (http://smashwords.com/b/300090) Here is what I wrote.
I love humor but leader/managers need to be careful how they use humor. Humor can cause problems when it offends someone. Humor must never be sexual, racial, or harassing. Usually, it is best to leave the humor up to the most senior person present. Never forward or circulate humor/jokes on organizational
Notice the part about leaving humor to the senior person present. That will keep you out of trouble. You might have to fake a laugh or two.