How do you react to a sensitive joke!

By Nic
@academic2 (7009)
Uganda
July 14, 2007 8:21am CST
Let me know your reaction to a joke that touches on you personally but some one presents it to you as joke? How would you deal with such a person?
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5 responses
• New Zealand
14 Jul 07
Honestly if its a joke against my race etc I dont stand for it I stand up and be heard. If you laugh with them then you are agreeing with them and saying its true which im not and never will.
• United States
15 Jul 07
Have you heard that laughter is the beat medicine? When UI start telling jokes I will tell jokes about my elf as well as any other jokes. I have not had any one tell me that they were offended but when other people would tell jokes then the people would tell that joke teller that they were offended. It is in the manner that you tell jokes
• United States
14 Jul 07
That would depend on how the joke was told. If it was just a joke and not meant to be offensive to anyone then I would probably just laugh at it but if it was truly off color and meant to be racist or against a group of people that do not need any more discrimination then I would tell the joke teller to be less of a racist. I like telling joke with people instead of at them.
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
14 Jul 07
I cant agree with you less oscarbartoni! There are insensitive people whose joke go beyond the elbow-they mindlessly joke about race, disability,etc. which leaves the receipient of the joke hurt!
• Singapore
15 Jul 07
If you can, I think just laugh it off. Pretend that you do not mind at all. Show people how gracious you are.:P
• United States
15 Jul 07
that depends, a lot of jokes i get mad at me because i felt it was offending me. ppl would tell me cant u take a joke? if the joke was used on me if i did something funny or weird, i would just laugh it off. i tell ppl if u cant use a joke about me in a correct way, then dont use me in ur joke at all.
• India
14 Jul 07
hi, i just laugh(chikle) when i hear such a good sensitive joke,not much more than that.but,if he or she really indicates me badly in this joke,then at that time i don't react.after some time i try to make him feel that if he or she was in that position he or she would not have probably liked that joke too much.generally,my friends are generous and good.they don't do such things.i am very proud of the persons around me. Arindam