Sarcasm done wrong?
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25-08-2015, 11:04 AM
RE: Sarcasm done wrong?
(25-08-2015 11:03 AM)HappyTiger Wrote:  But I've never lost hope that I could lift a truck with my bare hands one day.

You must work out!

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25-08-2015, 11:08 AM
RE: Sarcasm done wrong?
(25-08-2015 11:04 AM)Banjo Wrote:  
(25-08-2015 11:03 AM)HappyTiger Wrote:  But I've never lost hope that I could lift a truck with my bare hands one day.

You must work out!

Mostly middle finger pull ups. Does wonder for my glutes.

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25-08-2015, 11:13 AM
RE: Sarcasm done wrong?
(25-08-2015 11:03 AM)HappyTiger Wrote:  
(25-08-2015 10:47 AM)julep Wrote:  You did the right thing in the situation by apologizing and rephrasing, and that is the opposite of being a jerk. Every once in a while you're going to hit a nerve that you didn't realize was so close to the surface.

Not all girls grow up wanting to be princesses, but let me propose a male version of the joke: say that Superman was going to be the choice instead of Cinderella and someone said to you, "This is your one and only chance to be a superhero" (or, worse, "hero"). Would you feel a little stung by that comment? I could see that some guys might, and some guys might not. And maybe it's not the term princess or superhero so much as "one and only chance to be" that's the phrase that feels judgmental.

IMO sarcasm is hard because its humor is based on tone and contradictory meanings. Especially hard online when we all we have are words and not inflections.

I think you handled the unexpected reaction well.

I've always had a tame personality but the past few months I stopped giving a crap and started saying whatever came to mind. My understanding of sarcasm is that it "tears flesh" and usually comes from a place of pain and is contradictory to the words used or emotions felt. I've had my hurt. I've been disappointed. But I've never lost hope that I could lift a truck with my bare hands one day.

Try starting with Tonka and work your way up? Smile
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25-08-2015, 11:14 AM
RE: Sarcasm done wrong?
(25-08-2015 11:08 AM)HappyTiger Wrote:  
(25-08-2015 11:04 AM)Banjo Wrote:  You must work out!

Mostly middle finger pull ups. Does wonder for my glutes.

So when you give someone the finger, you give someone the finger!

Seriously though, and I am really trying hard.

You are not responsible for the interpretations of others. If someone wants to get their nose out of joint over nothing, that's their problem.

Let it go. And give her the finger. Wink

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