A little sarcasm.
Sometimes sarcasm can be funny, but it depends on how it’s used. When used to enlighten someone in a friendly way, I guess it really isn’t all that bad. That is, as long as you don’t make a habit of it and it raises a smile on the face of the recipient. Here’s a little sarcasm from a few old friends of mine that ended with smiles from all.
When I was in my teens I was a member of a street corner do whop group. One night we were doing our thing on the avenue when a passerby, uninvited, joined in our singing. He was way off key and started to foul up our harmony. Our lead singer, John, immediately stopped the group. Then our newly self appointed member beamed, "That was pretty good, do you think I can be in your group?" John answered with a smile, "Can you sing solo?" The guy said, "Yeah." John smiled again, "Good, go home and sing so low we can’t hear you."
Back in my army days I was flying home on leave with my buddy Richy. We were wearing our army uniforms on the plane. A young lady sitting across the aisle from us noticed our 82nd Airborne Division shoulder patches, and quickly started a conversation. "My boy friend Jimmy is in the 82nd. You guys must know him, right? There were 12,000 guys in the division, so Richy thought he’d brighten her day a little. "Yeah, Jimmy. I think I know him. He has short hair, wears a green suit and carries a rifle, right?"
Some time later, a couple of my army buddies were playing poker in the barracks. The large pot came down to Moody and Gonzales. Finally, Moody called, "Full House! What do you got?" Gonzales replied, "Two pairs." Then Gonzales started to reach for the pot. Moody quickly halted him, "A full house beats two pairs, What are you doing? Gonzales smiled back and laid his cards on the table, "Yeah, but I got two pairs of aces."
Later, when I was in my early twenties, I was walking down the street one day with my buddy Larry. A nice old man in his early sixties approached him and smiled, "How are you doing, Larry?" Larry replied, "I’m doing alright, Gus. How about you?" The old guy smile, Yeah, I’m working again." Then Gus went off on his merry way. "Where do you know that guy from, I asked?" Larry smiled, "Oh, we when to NYU together." Due to the extreme difference in ages, I was prompted to ask, "You went to college with that guy?" "No, not that NYU, silly. New York Unemployment!"
A couple of years after that, I was called away at the last minute to do a trade show in Miami. I had to pack in a hurry and when I got there I realized I was short a sport jacket. So I took a quick walk on Collins Avenue and spotted a flashy gold jacket in a thrift shop window. It seemed to fit the need, so I walked in and tried it on. It was a nice fit, so I asked, "How much? The owner said, "Ten bucks." I couldn’t pass up the deal, so I bought it. The next day I wore it to the show. When I walked into our booth my buddy Gary took a quick look at me and remarked, "Interesting jacket, John." I quickly beamed with pride, "Yeah, it only cost me ten bucks. What do you think?" Gary replied, "Wow, I would have guessed at least twelve."
Finally, one day my wife Diana and her girlfriend Pat were having lunch together in a restaurant. The waitress’ service was terrible. Finally, Pat turned to my wife and said, " You know, I ought to give that waitress a piece of my mind. What do you think? " My wife quickly remarked, "Don’t Pat! You really can’t afford it." - -