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- February 18, 2012 by jthornburgh
- sarcasm: love it or leave it?
plinky. a new website i've recently discovered. want to write but not sure where to start? plinky. they give you prompts and you respond. and then every now and then i will post one on here, because a} maybe you will find it interesting and b} i like to keep my brain functioning, thinking, processing.
why would anyone ever want to be sarcastic about anything? it's never funny, smart people don't understand it, i don't find it witty or amusing.
believe me? of course not. because if you know me at all you know that i am about as sarcastic as they come. perhaps, even to a fault. yes, take note of this moment folks, i am about to admit a fault: sometimes i don't pick up on if other people love it or leave it. sarcasm, that is. my sarcasm. i can't always tell if it's being received well or if i am hurting people's feelings. actually, that's not true. that's pretty much a flat out lie right there.
the thing is, i can generally tell if people appreciate my sarcastic sense of humor or not. and i am usually aware of their laughs or lack there of. the thing is, my real fault, i don't actually care if there is one person in the crowd who doesn't think it's funny. most people do. i know i do.
and i know this sounds harsh. and it is. and that's why it's a fault. sometimes i throw someone under the bus for the sake of a few laughs. yes. that is a fault.
but there is an upside to what sounds like my malicious and cruel need for a laugh. i will never make sarcastic remarks, comments or jokes about you if i don't like you and respect you. correction: i will never make sarcastic remarks, comments, or jokes about you TO YOUR FACE if i don't like you and respect you.
wow this is a fault. it sounds incredibly harsh. and maybe it is. maybe i will have to take a closer look at that. maybe i should leave sarcasm behind and turn to puns and my main source of comedic relief. then again, maybe not.
but in all seriousness, my sarcasm is all in good fun. or at least i intend for it to be. and if you have ever been that one person who didn't think it was funny and then found your protests at sarcasm to be ignored by me, then i am sorry. i really am. i don't want to take advantage of anyone for the sake of a chuckle. i just don't mean it to be offensive. i really don't.