Though I consider myself to have a pretty good sense of humor, for whatever reason I sometimes find it hard to understand when other people are joking. Maybe I’m just not very good thinking on my feet, I just usually don’t catch a joke until it is long since past.
I work at an electronics store and one day a customer came in asking for a computer mouse. Now in my defense, this guy was sporting some serious old guy humor. That does not however excuse how far over my head this entire conversation flew.
My manager let me know a few minutes later how dumb I am.
What is it that makes me completely misunderstand the comedy of others? Am I such a self-centered snob of hilarity that sarcasm from any source other than my own brain is unworthy?
Another time I was a wee bit thirsty, but I didn’t feel like paying for a drink. My solution was to ask for a broke-ass cup of water at Starbucks.
It doesn’t help that I am probably one of the most gullible people on earth.