Monday, July 19, 2010

Walking a Fine Line

I was talking to a good friend the other day. She said she learned a lot about the boundaries of humor growing up when she told jokes that did not go over well. She said she has told many jokes to people that she thought was funny and sadly no one else did.

Which made me think how true that is. Humor really walks a fine line of funny versus offensive and I feel like half my life I’ve grown up with that same “oh crap…that didn’t go over well…” experiences. Me more so than anyone else in my family. Then I always feel that guilt that immediately follows. Then I think "why does this always happen to me! Will I never learn?"

My foot always gets inserted into my mouth which gets me into a lot of trouble. This usually happens when i'm on a role and telling great jokes and everyone is laughing, then I say something which backfires. UGH!!!

Writing this blog has been the biggest eye opening experience when dealing with my humor. Sometimes things that I think are funny are not always received the way I think they’ll be received.

Now it’s your turn!

Post a time that this has happened to you.


  1. Really? This happens to me all of the time. Not so much telling jokes, but I'm always laughing at inappropriate times. And I do tend to take things too far sometimes. I can't think of any examples.

    You have to be careful when writing because sometimes humor doesn't translate well.

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  3. For a minute I thought Natasha was playing some cruel joke on me. At first I thought, 'Hey, how appropriate!' Then I thought, 'Crap! She's not talking to me.'

  4. Ha ha Code-ster you're hilarious. :-D