say you try some joke on just one person and it wins them over big time.
since it performed well, you most likely will re-use that joke again with a larger crowd to reap fuller benefits.
this is a known as: double joke usage (dju syndrome)
now if you reuse the same joke on the original test person again with the larger group, it creates a dilemma.
does the tester
- call you out on the double joke usage?
- embarrassing you in front of the large group
- does he give the same joke he’s already heard another, good, belly laugh, and to you a wink?
- you’ll owe him for that. next time you better laugh a little extra hard at one of his bust jokes.
all in all, it is good practice to try to keep this type of issue to a minimum so either avoid dju syndrome or don’t double use on the tester. then its a victimless crime. 😉