Maybe I use sarcasm fluently based on the ‘kaz’ (people have been known to refer to me as that!) in the pronunciation, but for whatever reason I find it a useful tool when dealing with life’s ‘tools’!
So now your wondering who I am referring to as ‘tools’? Those with small minds and large opinions! Everything if you like, in ‘black and white’, they know everything and you cant give them any advice they need! See that’s where I like to use a little sarcasm, to help them along the way….:)
Interestingly though sarcasm and sarcastic people are looked upon as possible ‘passive aggressors’ trying to ‘mock, ridicule &/or hurt others’ due to a number of reasons in their own lives! Find out more from KSL.com and their article on this!
Wow! what is my problem then and why do I find myself using sarcasm to get through my days? I don’t feel like I use if for evil but more for humour and candid comments to sometimes point out the ‘bleeding obvious’ to my hubby or children! They have to know sometimes and this way I feel I am breaking it to them in a way they understand and feel comfortable with. Maybe as I have brought them up this way they aren’t affected.
In my working life though and as a people manager I do take care I am not using sarcasm to get a point across, at those times it is a face to face discussion about the issue or problem, no mincing my words, straight out with it but always surrounding the message with some positives as well – the constructive sandwich solution! I found a great read recently @ Personal Excellence.co on this old concept!
So for the time being I am happy to continue to use sarcasm to get a point across where needed and love these wonderful Retro posters I love sharing with my family and friends; I often find myself collecting cards with either Sarcasm or Retro themes as well, “another collection” my hubby would say, but I just love all this stuff…!
Retro63 (aka Kaz)