We laugh too much in my department. People might think we’re not actually working, but the thing is, the work is fun. That and sometimes you laugh because you’d light yourself on fire if you didn’t!

Case in point, I was on the phone having a PERFECTLY legitimate conversation about capitalizing the B and P in “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Thing is, as I was saying, “The P in Pants,” two otherwise-reserved guys from our research department poked their heads in and said, “You OK? We heard ‘Pee in Pants’ and we really don’t want to know, but we had to ask.”

Whereupon I started giggling and just couldn’t stop.

Oh, Christ on a cracker, some days I wonder why you brought me here. Other days, I can’t remember what it was like to be anywhere but. …

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