"I believe the job has made a bigger person out of you."
Look over this survey from the United Kingdom on what constitutes permissible teasing at work and your co-workers may appear to be the soul of diplomacy.
One thing about such surveys: It's one thing to say that joking about blondes or bald guys shouldn't be that big of a deal - many of us are repelled by politically correct zealots - but another to engage in cruel behavior.
The male-female difference is no surprise. Among men, the ability to have a quick come-back is a treasured skill; a survival tactic honed through years of bantering.
[HT: Workplace Prof Blog ]