No One Gets My Humour

Sometimes, my sarcastic humour is so dry and subtle that people who don’t know me very well think I’m being serious. I try to say things that are so ridiculous they can only be taken as a joke, but it doesn’t always work. Example:

Yesterday, Jairus made pulled pork sandwiches (took him 8 hours!) that smelled soooo good they made me hungry, even though I had just eaten a huge dinner. As we were watching A Jihad For Love (about the coexistence of homosexuality and Islam), Jesse said, “Too bad these Muslims wouldn’t be able to enjoy this delicious pulled pork sandwich”. I said, “Oh, cause it’s pulled“, in a tone like I had just realized something, but what I thought was a joking manner. Everyone turned their heads at me, Ian said, “Cause it’s pork, yeah“, and he lingered on that yeah really slowly, like he was embarrassed for me, then everyone turned back to the TV. I’m pretty sure they all think I’m an idiot now, and that I thought Muslims have something against animals when they’re slow-cooked in vinegar sauce.

8 comments

  1. Hey, I can understand the joke (absurdity), but only because everybody knows the real answer. I told you before, dry humour is your trade mark.

    • Absurdity is the perfect word. I think I’m influenced in that type of humour by Stephen Chow and mo lei tau. That’s funny, I never thought I had a trademark!

  2. dude i woulda got it i say shit like that all the time
    small example
    a song comes on like thunderstruk by ac/dc and ill pipe up at some point and say u gotta love kiss soo menny good songs thunderstruck ,rock and roll all night ,enter sandman lol and ppl lose there frigin minds
    and see i find it funny that thay fall for an awnser we all clearly know the awnser 2 its them the joke was on jeff not ursellf lol

    • I totally hear your voice in my head saying those things…hilarious. I guess the joke is on whoever doesn’t get it, as long as someone else does get it, and you’re not the only one!

  3. omg as soon as I read you say because its pulled I cracked a smile. I too hate wasting good material on people that just don’t get it…

  4. No one gets my sarcastic humor either! I actually just decided to stop really opening up and talking to anyone because thats my way of having a conversation and then i have to explain that i am not being oh so serious! I totally got your joke btw and english is not even my first language

  5. bruh that’s hilarious and my humour is exactly the same, its for your head, you need to think about it for a while. I think that humour is better suited for paper, because its generally hard to digest such intellectual humor audibly. When you’re reading on paper you have a lot more time and space to digest what is being said, and you have much more of a chance at generating teh lulz :)

  6. I had the same thing happen to me this morning. We use the same password but we change the variation. Not a huge security risk situation but it is all about being password secure. Anyhow, as usual I sent the change by e-mail but decided that it should be in Latin but also translated to English because then they would get the variation. Maybe it would have killed at the Vatican, sheesh.

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