“Nothing is a joke with me. It just all comes out like one.” ~Lorrie Moore, Like Life
I love humor, specially the super sarcastic kind. When I was in high school I had this history teacher that was uber sarcastic. No one liked him, but I adored him. One of my first days with him, he said the most hilariously sarcastic joke, which of course no one in class got, but me. I was dying laughing and he just looked at me with a twinkle in his eye, we were pals from then on. I’m not sure he ever liked a student, but he always joked around with me. Little did he know that I come from a long line of family members with thee ability to mingle humor with sarcasm on command. His classroom was like being at home. I had him for two years. But, being the oldest of five, my siblings all got to hear about me in the years to come. I’m pretty sure I was always his favorite!
“I am in full possession of the amazing power of being sarcastic.” ~Sarah Rees Brennan
Now-a-days I’ll tell you where the sarcasm resides, in my house! I have been blessed with two kids who have inherited this wonderful ability to be sarcastic with the best of them (namely me). They have their dad’s seriousness, mix in a pinch of humor and poof, you have straight faced, no bars hold, sarcasm. It’s interesting to me how you really don’t have to teach this. I mean I never sat through a class called “Sarcasm 101” and I certainly didn’t have my kids do so either. Yet, here we are, another generation with this wonderfully dark talent. To say I am a proud parent would understate how I feel when one of them lets fly a zinger in my direction!
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