I am a rather sarcastic individual. You may not have realized it yet, but you would not be alone.
Tiffany is very much like me, in that sarcasm is strong with her as well. As she has gotten older, she has become more and more sarcastic. We both temper our sarcasm though, refusing to make comments that could hurt someone’s feelings.
We also quote from movies and tv shows, a lot. Some of our favorite quotes are sarcastic. We quoted one line from Two Weeks Notice and did not realize that Michael did not know we were just doing a movie quote. Kudos to him though for not getting offended. I felt really bad once it dawned on us though because it does sound quite disrespectful but it was not meant that way at all . . . but I digress.
In the last couple of weeks, Michael has realized just how sarcastic I really am. I don’t believe I am being any more sarcastic than usual but just that he is now more aware of my special powers. It is cool though because it has pulled out his sassier side a bit.
He has a small empty Dasani bottle that he has taken to throwing at me when I throw out a quip at him, in the evenings. It is lightweight and seldom finds its target (or maybe he misses on purpose). The first time he tossed it at me, I laughed and refused to give it back to him. It’s just something fun.
It is hard for me to realize that after all these years together, he has just now realized how sassy I am. It is possible that some of our issues through the years has been from this kind of miscommunication and never realized it. Or it could just be that because Tiffany and I are both sarcastic, that it has finally dawned on him. We have fun together.
All of this to say, sometimes we think we are communicating well, being funny or whatever and the other person is not making the same connections that you have made. Learn from my experience and examine any areas where you are feeling disconnected, it’s possible that there is a breakdown in communication. No one is at fault and it can be cleared up by some simple explanations.
Lori Byerly of The Generous Wife, shared a good post about communication yesterday. It is a few quick reminders and won’t take long to read. Click here to read Life is Full of Bounces. Actually she has posted a lot of good posts and article links recently. I’ve opened a few new tabs in my browser to continue reading later.
Until next time, God bless,