September 30, 2008 7:48am CST
I am a very sarcastic person. I know this. My friends know this. Now if your reading this, you know it. That being said, it is very difficult to write sarcasm. Sure, you could type stuff like "L.O.L" or "Ha Ha" at the end of your sentences but I feel that by doing this you're actually taking away from the humor of the situation. At the same time, if you do not write that your being sarcastic, then the person reading it may actually take offense to your comment which, of course, would lead to you not being friends,them cutting you from their friends list and then going to the MyLot party next week and talking bad about you behind your back. Eventually, Suzie from MyLot accounting would get so drunk at the party that she tells you, what your now ex-friend, has been saying. You can not believe it, your so mad that you then walk over and shove your ex-friend to the ground and then throw a Long Island Iced Tea in their face. As he starts to get up off the ground you pick up a chair, yell some indecipherable sentence involving the word "sarcasm" and hit him. Just then, Rick, Mylot user #3467,comes over to stop the fight, saying "I think the cops are on their way!" That's all you need to hear and start heading for the door because you have an old traffic warrant that you keep meaning to take care of but always forget. Hold on...I'm off the subject, My question is this, how many of you have ever written a response to another users post that you later regretted because it was mean, sarcastic or misinterpreted?
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• United States
30 Sep 08
I think people most just don't respond to sarcasm well. Whether in person or in writing, they just don't appreciate it. You have to be a sarcastic person to appreciate sarcasm. Some people think that we use sarcasm as a form or mockery toward them. We must try harder not to offend their sensitive nature. (sarcasm) A lot of people also just don't respect that everyone has their own opinion and it is just as valuable as the one they hold.