A few years ago, I was at a dinner with a client and a few other consultants. We had just completed delivering a successful conference and were celebrating. As the wine bottles emptied, we joked with each other about our different styles of presenting, and we laughed and teased in a good-natured way. I laughed so much my cheeks hurt. The next morning, I giggled thinking about the meal and then realized that no one had made fun of me. I was taken aback. Why hadn't they? I called my client.
"Last night was fun, but I realized no one made fun of me. Why do you think?"