Shooting Myself in the Chute
I always just say things to amuse myself, like "You go first -- I don't like to feel chaste," and things like that. Or, with mock shock and awe, "You mean there are TWO 4 O'CLOCKS????" I'm easily amused -- especially by myself (a good thing on many levels). It's come to my attention, however, that people think I'm either accidentally saying something that could be altered slightly to make it funny (they think I'm saying, "I don't like to feel chased," but I'm not) or merely mixed-up (I said, "I hear sex is a substitute for chocolate," because I thought it was funny to switch things around).
That makes it fortunate that I'm just amusing myself, since no one else recognises what I'm doing as funny, or even done on purpose. It makes it unfortunate, however, because people think I'm stupid.
posted by - 12:32 PM