Oh, Chuck. You might never get the respect you think you deserve…
I see this situation every now and then in my job as well, mainly when a mechanic gets promoted to crew chief. It’s a tough spot to be in initially when you go from messing around with your buddies, being “one of the guys”, and having a good time for the most part to suddenly being in charge and held accountable. Some do better than others.
I have also found myself being more careful with practical jokes over the years as well because I have run into guys who don’t see the (admittedly sometimes rather thin) line between when it’s time to have fun and play, vs when it’s time to “get the job done” and concentrate. And that can get really dangerous in aviation.
So now that I think about it, did we actually create a warning about the dangers of distracting your coworkers in aviation? Or a statement about today’s society and current state of affairs? Or perhaps just a comic about a chicken playing around with a nerf gun?