Why is it so hard to understand sarcasm? Like seriously it’s just silly.
I seem to be able to mask how awkward I feel with people I don’t want to talk or listen to, but sarcasm or those annoying pointless jokes just knock me off guard every damn time! I take everything and everyone literally.
I pretend to laugh along to jokes, until I’m asked “did you get that joke?” and I end up saying “no”. So I just sound like a fool for pretending to understand in the first place! In all honesty the only time I tend to mess up in a obvious way is when these awful jokes come into conversation.
Then you get those sarcastic comments. These fuckers catch me countless times. I can’t even pretend with sarcasm! I believe every word that comes out someones mouth. So when this guy shouts at my friend and I the other day that we couldn’t go through the gate he had just unlocked because the school bell hadn’t gone off yet..I’m already walking the opposite way. It’s only when they say they’re joking I feel like shit.
So yeah this is just a little rant, it’s been playing on my mind since yesterday so had to share 🙂 I know some of you Aspies have been in similar situations too! I’m curious how you guys handle jokes and sarcasm? I only tend to get it from random people I don’t know well enough. But yeah it really irritates me as it’s the only obvious way I mess up. 😦
P.S Please excuse my french 🙂