I was on a call with a potential client the other day, made a “joke”, and it flopped. There wasn’t a chuckle or anything.
Just dead silence.
I don’t know whether that potential client will remember it or if they’ll forget it completely. It isn’t clear if that flop of a joke will lose the deal or have no effect at all.
But, I can’t stop thinking about it.
The harsh reality, however, is that allowing obsessive thoughts to consume brain resources is not an option. No matter one’s role or occupation, the best way forward is to learn from one’s interactions and not constantly beat yourself up over what could have been.
Also, unless you’re a professional comedian, probably best to let the jokes go. A quick way to ruin credibility is by sounding like a buffoon.