Let’s begin with a hypothetical situation:
A friend of a friend is killed by an explosion at a grilled cheese factory. How much time must pass before you can make a cheesy joke while still being polite?
Also, the cheesy joke is about dying from explosions at a grilled cheese factory.
Yes, I know – I’ve read that one adage adage from that one comedian about you shouldn’t worry about offending anyone when you’re making a joke. In fact s/he said that it’s probably inevitable that you will.
This still doesn’t change the fact that I’m a gentleman and I’d like to be moderately considerate before I joke about a close friend’s demise.