I'm a freelance copywriter who enjoys a joke, as long as it's appropriate. Like joking about rape, for instance, is not appropriate if you are making that joke to a rape victim. That's not funny. I usually just assume people haven't been raped, then tell the joke. I have a hard time making new friends. I think that some folks, if they have been raped or molested in their past, really aren't into meeting new and funny people.