Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I am the original inventor of the Sarcasm Meter

It bothers me when people don't know when I am being sarcastic or not.  When I'm talking to you face to face, it should be fairly obvious by my facial expression, hand gestures, tone of voice, etc.  I struggle with the written word and how to use sarcasm appropriately when I write.  So, a few months/years ago (I have no idea when), I invented the sarcasm meter for Facebook.  Yes, I did.  I wish I would have patented it or sold my idea to Mark Zuckerberg because maybe I would be rich today, but oh well.

Here is how it works.  If you are saying something extremely sarcastic, you should put a (5) at the end of said statement.  If you are completely serious but are concerned that your comment may be taken sarcastically, then you put a (0) at the end.  Obviously, if you are somewhere in the middle, you can choose numbers 1-4 to show your level of sarcasm.

While I find that I am pretty good at sarcasm, I realize that sometimes it can be taken wrong and feelings can be hurt.  I try to be very careful when I find myself dripping with sarcasm because I would never want anyone to be hurt because of my fun.  That is why my meter is so helpful.

Today Drew came home from school and related the following story: (This is in his words)
"When we were at lunch today, my friend Will said something super sarcastic and then his girlfriend turned to him and said, "Was that a 5?"  My eyes got big and my ears perked up,then I turned to her and said, "What did you just say?"  She looked at me and said, "I asked him if that was a 5 on the sarcasm meter.""

Drew said it was beyond belief.  Of course I am laughing and a little surprised.  My reply to the whole story was, "Did you tell him you knew who invented the sarcasm meter?"  His reply...

"No Way!"

Of course not.  What 15 year old wants the world to know his mother invented the sarcasm meter? (0) 
I cannot stop laughing.(0)  I'm also doing the happy dance (3), I'm so cool. (5)
I wonder what I can do tomorrow that will compare in "coolness."  Shopping at Costco? 
Yes. (5)

1 comment:

  1. This is the cutest family photo I have ever seen. So happy to have found you. You're such a sweet friend.