Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sarcasm

Sarcasm.
I think perhaps I was born in the wrong state. I'd get along really well up north. Fuggetaboudit.
I really don't act this way because I want to be hurtful, I just say what's on my mind. I know,, it's something I need to keep working on.
99.9 percent of the time I start out very pleasant before I get sarcastic. I don't set out to be mean. Below was one of the times that I started out with the sarcasm. I think the person who took the order took it in the good natured way it was intended but I was still a little embarassed by my "tone" when I saw it on paper.


But still, really, $4.75 to ship on thin photocopied piece of paper? Fuggetaboudit. You can clearly see that it cost them all of 41 cents. Quite a racket they have going on there don't you think?But then there are time when it totally gets me in trouble and tonight was one of those times. April from Tri-State MRI calls to do my paperwork with me. We go down the list..
Eye surgery?
nope.
Cancer in the last 2 years?
nope.
?
nope.
?
nope.
?
nope.
"Are you pregnant?"
nope.
"Are you sure?"
"Well, I still have a uterus and miracles still happen so I guess there's a possibility but I highly doubt it"
silence.
"You have to be sure."
"I'm sure."
"Hold on."
silence while she goes and asks people stuff.
"Mrs. Newman?"
"yup,"
"You have to go get a blood test before we can see you tomorrow morning."
"WHAT?"
"We have to know you're not pregnant."
"Honey.... I'm NOT pregnant"
"You can go to the Emergency room since the lab's closed"
"I'M NOT GOING TO THE ER, I'M NOT PREGNANT"
"I'm sorry, but since you said you weren't sure"
"I WAS BEING SARCASTIC!"
silence.
Hold on.
Dreama gets on the phone.
"Hi, tell me what's going on"
I recounted the conversation and we're both laughing.
"I'll see you tomorrow morning Mrs. Newman"
"Ok, see ya Dreama!"

Clearly...... Not everyone get's it.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

LOL! Got yourself in a pickle there!

And are you trying to imply that us Northerners are sarcastic?! Hmph! :)

Becca said...

That would totally be me! At least the company responded nicely about the shipping. Sarcasm doesn't come across too well in typeface sometimes.

I was furious that I had to get a pregnancy test for something once. DH had been in Afghanistan for 6 months. They were actually nice about it and said, "Ma'am, we're believe you that YOU aren't pregnant since your DH is gone. But some women...well, they seem to...just because their DH is deployed...they still...listen, you just have to take the test, OK?"

April said...

Oh MY Gosh! How dense do you have to be to understand you were just joking? LOL