One racist joke = 1 €
As you most probably read on this post, stereotypes discussions are a very common practice in our office. Recently, from joke to joke, the idea of paying for every “mean” of them popped up. Pay how?, you probably ask yourself…
Inspired by a random idea mentioned by one of the guys, and combined with a (potential) app who started being developed by some guys at Cluj Cowork
, I thought of proposing the following: for every “stereotyped” joke, the “joker” must pay € 1. Money will be gathered in a jar called the Peace Jar
. What are we going to do with the money?
It’s simple. We’ll pay a return flight ticket from Belgium to Romania! To whom? Well, this is still to be figured out, but feedback is welcome.
Honestly, I’d give it to the one who makes the least number of jokes, so we discourage this practice. Yet, it could also be decided using random.org
. Still to be decided, so suggestions are welcome 🙂
As for the cost of the flight, do not worry, I say. A ticket today from Cluj to Charleroi for June was € 27, so it’s affordable 😉
This is just a publicly-expressed personal idea that must be approved by my fellow PhDs. Most probably tomorrow we’ll be debating the concept, I’ll let you know if they are in or not.
Meanwhile, suggestions on who should win the ticket are welcome 😉 or any other thoughts you want to share!