Tuesday, July 29, 2014


As part of my "stuff," I don't hear sarcasm well. Being able to detect tones of voices and the nuances of language was (and can still be) very tricky for people with CAPD. As a child I was always missing the sarcastic comments others were making, which made it hard to follow along in some situations and also meant I would misinterpret things wrong, often.

Through lots of practice, trial and error, and asking "was that sarcasm" I finally started to get the hang of it. If you naturally can get and use sarcasm, appreciate it! I actually got good enough at one point, that I started to really use my new skill a lot, and one day my mom even remarked "now I regret teaching you sarcasm!"

For anyone who watches "The Big Bang Theory" you know the running "was that sarcasm" line that Sheldon uses.
That, in a less socially clueless way, was me for so long. So when I saw that they sell a "Big Bang Theory" shirt with the line "was that sarcasm" I had to get one. I had to work hard for this skill, so I decided to celebrate it! 

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13 thoughts on the matter:

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I sort of both love and hate sarcasm. I love it when it's witty and dry. The times I hate sarcasm is when the meanness comes through.

Sian said... {Reply}

Aw I love that shirt! x

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Great shirt! Sarcasm runs strongly through our genes and of course the children have inherited it!! I hadn't read about your "stuff" before ..I would never have known.

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Ha, great shirt :)

Sharon said... {Reply}

What a fascinating post, Tamar. Sometimes I get sarcastic in an email and without the voice and facial expression, the person thinks I'm serious. You're not alone in puzzling over it sometimes :) Great shirt!

Kim said... {Reply}

I'm guilty of sarcasm, but most usually in a fun-spirited way. It's always good to measure the doses though as you don't know how it will be received. I am laughing imagining your mom lamenting teaching you sarcasm. I can totally picture that. My Aidan is like me in many ways but he hasn't learned to tone it down and turn it off. I just shake my head.

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Great shirt! :D

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}
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Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

I think it's great to embrace the things we have been given & celebrate our triumphs over our given challenges. Great shirt!

tinajo said... {Reply}

I have somewhat of a sarcastic sense of humour and I love it when it´s a bit dry - however I can miss too sometimes! :-)


tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

I guess we witty people take it for granted!! Glad you are up to speed now! My husband doesn't get sarcasm either - he's Sheldon!! haha

Nicki said... {Reply}

we stumbled across "Big Bang Theory" one evening and were surprisingly entertained. Sheldon's character speaks to my husband - he especially likes Sheldon's character/personality.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

This post has been swimming in my head since I first read it. For many reasons...Thanks for so openly sharing the struggle and how you overcame. So vulnerable, honest and inspiring. And most definately worthy of celebration!