One of the most soul crushing but important lessons of this job has been to stop with the jokes. My whole life I've tried to fill the role of the funny guy. It's been a double-edged sword, a polarizer. I've kind of just stopped, being much more professional bc I've had some rides that have gone HORRIBLY after a joke bombed. I also don't get invited out like I used to, which is a bummer but I've really adopted the clock in-clock out mentality. Putting it simply, if you want to avoid problems and if this is your sole source of income, stop with the jokes.