By Martin - 15/3/2021 17:00

People don't always get sarcasm

Today, my son asked if there was a way to make parenting easier. I sarcastically told him he could be a deadbeat who sees his kid every two weeks. He must have thought I was serious because he broke up with his girlfriend and baby, turned up at my door expecting to have his old room, and told my wife it was my idea. FML
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By  RichardPencil  |  30

Preach!

If I had a nickel for every time someone took my sarcastic remark seriously, ...

I'd have tens of dollars, maybe even $100.

Luckily for me, the consequences of these confusions are nasty notes and not having to house a parasite.

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By  RichardPencil  |  30

Preach!

If I had a nickel for every time someone took my sarcastic remark seriously, ...

I'd have tens of dollars, maybe even $100.

Luckily for me, the consequences of these confusions are nasty notes and not having to house a parasite.

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While I agree generally, “How do I parent easier” shouldn’t be one of those. It’s pretty well known that parenting is hard, so any response that actually makes it “easier” should be taken with a grain of salt.