Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Circle of Sarcasm
The funny thing about sarcasm is that it's only funny to the perpetrator. Sarcasm is another one of my fatal flaws. When I take a step back and think about it, it's probably an extension of my controlling and perfectionist tendencies. It's become a last resort and often times a way to dole out insults when I feel there's no other way to get my point across, which is similar to my potty mouth. I have a razor sharp tongue even when not swearing and I think it's genetic, because I can't name one person in my family who doesn't share it. Well maybe genetic is strong, but it's definitely learned. My family certainly doesn't appreciate it and I don't blame them. They notice the subtleties of an ill timed smile or the occasional maniacal laugh. MC was even brought to tears a few times on Mother's Day because he was worried that I wasn't having a good day. I assured him that I was, but he was skeptical because I kept saying "Happy Mother's Day" sarcastically. Honestly, they were driving me crazy bananas on Mother's Day. I asked them to just make it a normal day and they delivered. JB usually gets annoyed and the hubby just ignores me. I don't want this to become a learned behavior for them, so I guess it goes on my long laundry list of things to work on. Something always turns up when you take personal inventories!