“Just Joking.”

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We all do it; we insult someone and follow it up with “I was just joking” because that is supposed to take the edge off of the insult. Well, what if sometimes the “joke” went too far and the subject didn’t find it funny and was actually offended by it? Are you suddenly over-sensitive or you can’t take a joke, because the other person was “just kidding?” If you want to poke fun at people, and we all do, then you have to realise that sometimes you probably are taking it too far and you probably have offended them. I am not talking about the people who have no sense of humour whatsoever. You have to learn to laugh at yourself, but you are also entitled to get a little ticked off when someone takes the joke, joke, joke too far.

We all have issues that we are sensitive about and as soon as people begin “poking fun” at those issues it’s only a matter of time before you get fed-up and you stop finding the little jabs funny. Taking something too far is also not the end of the world and a simple “I didn’t mean to offend you” or “sorry, I took it too far” usually makes up for being a little insensitive. What I don’t get is how the person joking/insulting you suddenly thinks it’s acceptable to blow up in your face because you couldn’t laugh at their joke/insult? Erm…

Guys poke fun at one another way more than girls do – we like to bitch behind the other persons back instead. Neither of those are alright, but it’s going to happen whether we like it or not. What’s the moral of the story? Figure that out for yourself.

ME

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