SFW or NSFW? That is the Question.

My friends and I will go months without sending an email to one another and then, in a matter of two days, five dozen emails will zip back and forth across the country. Topics range from fantasy baseball to pending bachelor parties to porn. And regardless if the topic is porn or baseball, the language is always colorful, the attachments always hysterical, and basically very little of it should ever be read or opened in a workplace environment. Especially not if you work in a large office with IT monitors and definitely not if, like my friend Ed, you happen to teach at a junior high.

It's actually quite easy to see how so much of our emails can be inappropriate for some environs when you consider that one of the guys in our group is a staff photographer for Playboy; another is currently driving around that massive Vault beverage monster truck; and I spend my days at home writing about videogames. In other words, one-fourth of the group has no need to concern themselves with issues regarding suitability in the workplace.

And we often forget this.

So, earlier today, I sent a group email out containing a link to a photo of the absolutely smoking-hot Polish curlerwho will be appearing in Playboy next month. I wanted to know if my buddy James met her. The photo has a bit of side-boob in it, but was in my words "suitable for work... I think". And therein lies the problem. I have no idea what is suitable for work and what isn't. Is side-boob acceptable? Is everyone's favorite acronym "WTF" alright? I mean, of course one can take the safe approach and just be very professional and not mentioning anything questionable. But where's the fun in that?

The first response I got was pretty funny.

Not that I open anything at work – but as a warning to anyone else - you really have to consider where these people who send this stuff out work.

I mean one guy works in his house and the other works in an office where they have a free porn table. Come on.

I tried getting the school to set up a free porn table but they didn’t go for it. WTF?


Well, I guess that means WTF is at least acceptable. Now we just got to find out about that whole side-boob thing.

1 comment:

Criscipline said...

Side boob is not acceptable at work just like butt crack shouldn't be acceptable on tv commercials.

When in doubt, I just make sure no one's around and turn the volume off. ;-)