Hurt At Work

The Jerky Boys, album 1

Title: Hurt At Work



In this skit, a comedic portrayal unfolds as two characters engage in a phone conversation about an alleged workplace injury. Voice 2 claims to have been hurt at work, seeking legal assistance. Initially, Voice 1 transfers the call to Voice 3, an attorney, assuming Voice 2 needs legal help. However, Voice 2 seems more focused on emotional distress caused by their boss’s hurtful words than the physical injury.

Voice 3, the attorney, attempts to ascertain the situation, confused by Voice 2’s mix of emotional and physical complaints. Voice 2’s exaggerated claims include falling down stairs and their shoes falling off, alongside emotional distress from their boss’s remarks. Voice 3 tries to navigate the situation, suggesting a visit to file a claim.

The humor arises from Voice 2’s exaggerated description of the incident and the attorney’s attempt to understand and address the situation seriously. The conversation, laden with misunderstandings, showcases the disparity between the caller’s expectations and the attorney’s legal perspective. Ultimately, the skit comically highlights the absurdity in miscommunication and exaggerated claims while attempting to seek legal advice for a workplace incident.


0:00 Phone rings..

0:01 Voice 1: “Hello.”

0:02 Voice 2: “Hello. I was hurt at work today.”

0:04 Voice 1: “Hmm.”

0:05 Voice 2: “Yes.”

0:06 Voice 1: “Yeah, I’ll have you speak to an attorney, okay.”

0:09 Voice 2: “Pardon?”

0:09 Voice 1: “I’ll have you speak to an attorney.”

0:11 Voice 2: “Thank you.”

0:12 Voice 1: “You’re welcome.”

0:14 Some noise

0:15 Voice 3: “Hello.”

0:16 Voice 2: “Hello. Yes, I was hurt at work today.”

0:18 Voice 3: “Yeah, who… uh, who’s told you to call on me?”

0:20 Voice 2: “Well, I got your… your… your ad in the paper.”

0:23 Voice 3: “Okay. Can you come to see me?”

0:24 Voice 2: “Well, listen to me. I was very hurt today.”

0:27 Voice 3: “Yeah.”

0:28 Voice 2: ‘Right. Now, my boss, he reprimanded me and said some very vicious things that I’m very hurt about that…”

0:33 Voice 3: “What do mean hurt? You are hurt by his words or you had an injury?”

0:37 Voice 2: “I… well, I sustained an injury, but I was initially hurt with his words.”

0:41 Voice 3: “Yeah. Uh… that’s a very, very sophisticated type of [Inaudible 00:44] case you have there. Uh… can you come in to see me?”

0:48 Voice 2: “Yea… sure, but listen. He said bad, awful things and I fell down the stairs and my shoes fell off.”

0:54 Voice 3: “Um-hum.”

0:55 Voice 2: “And I feel very hurt about this.”

0:57 Voice 3: “Well, you may be… you mean you’re feeling hurt, emotionally it hurts.”

1:00 Voice 2: “Very, very hurt.”

1:01 Voice 3: “Did you injure your body as well?”

1:03 Voice 2: “Well, my head was bashed apart.”

1:05 Voice 3: “You know, I suggest that you come in to see me about it. We will file a claim for you.”

1:10 Voice 2: “Okay. Alright then!”

1:12 Voice 3: ‘You have my address, right?”

1:13 Voice 2: “Sure I do.”

1:14 Voice 3: “Come in any day of the week between 10 am and 3 pm.”

1:17 Voice 2: “Right. You know what it’s like to be hurt?”

1:19 Voice 3: “Of course I do.”

1:20 Voice 2: “And I hate that.”

1:21 Voice 3: “Well, you have to come in and see me so we can file a claim for you.”

1:24 Voice 2: “Thank you very much.”

1:26 Voice 3: “Okay.”

1:27 Voice 2: “Thank you.”

1:27 Voice 3: “Okay, bye.”