The Unconscious Bias Edition

The guys witness Justin Bieber's April Fools' Day prank, Joe Biden's inappropriate touching, and unconscious bias. Justin also reviews The Best of Enemies and Shazam.

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  • Do you have any opinions on being offended vs brushing it off when someone makes a joke directed at you? I was at work the other day and a coworker offered me a muffin. I accepted and as she gave it to me, she said, as a joke, that I’m a growing boy. I understand that I am young, I look even younger than I am, and I’m a little too thin and a little short, so the joke is somewhat applicable, but I didn’t really find it all that funny. She recognized that I didn’t find it funny and apologized saying it was a joke, and I sat down for five minutes, wrote down the circumstances and thought about whether or not I should care about this. I ended up walking over to her office and explaining that I get that I look young, but it’s hard for me to be taken seriously at work when people make jokes about my youth. It indirectly associates me with immaturity and I fear people won’t take me as seriously. I want to make this less about my particular situation and I want to hear your thoughts on the general principle. I’m not an uptight person. I make jokes, I laugh at jokes, even ones that might be slightly inappropriate in an office. But I think the line was crossed there, especially since I’ve only been at this office for a month and I don’t speak the primary language in the office.