Have Fun …

Have fun!”

Yes, if someone is going out to a comedy show or a party or a concert, maybe it is an acceptable comment to offer them.
But is it really the right thing to say to a artist who is going into the studio to work?
Is it a bit of an insult, or is this artist just too thin-skinned? And how is the artist to respond gracefully to such a comment?
What might be the response of a surgeon who is about to operate, a lawyer preparing to defend a courtcase, a policeman, a fireman, an accountant, a soldier, or any member of a dozen other professions? How would they react if someone flippantly told them to “have fun” in their place of work?

Just wondering …

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2 thoughts on “Have Fun …

  1. Marc-Andre Chiasson says:

    Interesting point. If it is said and interpreted in the sense of “Enjoy your work”, I believe it is perfectly acceptable, regardless of the profession. On the other hand, if “Have fun” is said in the sense of “Your work is not truly professional…it is no more than a glorified pastime”, then it is not acceptable. Therefore, it hinges heavily on the intent of the person uttering those words and on the interpretation of the person who is the object of the statement.

    Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:04:34 +0000 To: marc_andre45@outlook.com

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