Reading Between the Lines

Is it just me or is it hard to read between the lines? I’m not a details person at all. I’m not always tuned into my surroundings. There are other things I am good at: idea generation, problem-solving, cracking goofy jokes but I cannot read between the lines at all.

So I have a little request for you. If you are going to be sarcastic: please don’t. I know it makes me sound stupid and I have tried to understand sarcasm but the only brand of sarcasm I understand is Chandler Bing’s and Howard Wolowitz’s. If you are going to use rhetorics or say something but mean something else, I am not going to get it.

You might be thinking, why bother since she’s just clearly incompetent. But imagine being in my position and not understanding what people say because what they mean is something completely different. Can you imagine how incapable it makes me feel? It makes me feel like Michael Scott has taken over my brain. Anyway, isn’t it better to be straightforward anyway? Isn’t it better to make your intentions clear?

So guys just be straightforward with me, or I’ll misinterpret what you’re saying and it’ll become something that it really shouldn’t. And stop expecting me to just know something just because you know it. Everyone learns at different paces. And the only thing I should be expected to know are the things that are black and white.

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22 Comments

  1. I *think* I know what you’re talking about. I understand sarcasm. I am fluent in it. And the dude was straight up creepy. You lost it at “serenade”. But I lost it at “innocence”. It rubbed me the wrong way. You’d think a poet or whatever would be more mindful of the way they choose to convey themselves. Especially when it comes to a young teenage girl! For whatever it’s worth, those are my 2 cents. I think you reacted appropriately to the situation.

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    1. I think I am comprehending your levels of sarcasm then at the very least! And girl, you the best. ❤️ You’re completely right, I’m stupid for not realising that, you and my sister both said he should not be saying “innocence,” it seemed like a brotherly comment to me stupidly. I didn’t realise my sister had to intervene to make it clear, imagine if she hadn’t … and thank you, I hope so.

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      1. It usually goes like this
        Me: Sarcastic comment
        Friend: *in disbelief* Are you being serious?!
        Me: What? No. I was being sarcastic.

        I think no one can figure out when I’m being sarcastic because I have an AWFUL sarcastic voice. It sounds exactly like my regular voice.

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            1. DUDE, brilliant idea, I am definitely signing up for that, you can teach me and the rest of us who aren’t adept at sarcasm. There should be a major/degree in Sarcasm 101 (first year) and then final year can be Advanced Sarcasm where we have to write a dissertation.

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                    1. Script-writing, now I want to specialise in this one! What did High School Musical teach us? Go against the status quo, there will be a revolution and change will come and one of these changes will be a sit-down comedy.

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    1. I know, right? If it’s an important subject and can lead to problems then it might be best just to make clear that you’re being sarcastic or just generally understand the person you’re dealing with might not be the best person for it. I’m sure there aren’t many people who are heavily sarcastic to a fault (every sentence being sarcastic), thank God. 🙂

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