They say that many people hide sadness and pain behind a nervous laugh. I don’t, I find using sarcasm and humour as a great way to detract from me feeling any different….. Although I’m not to sure others would agree!
My sense of humour can be very dry and my tone very dead-pan at times that even good friends can miss it. It is just another part of me, but since loosing more sight it has stepped up a level.
I never use it to be deliberately mean, but it is often a defence, a wall I put up to stop those who in fact mean nothing to me from hurting me.
an example of this is when people bend down to my GD to give her directions, I apologise to them and explain that she doesn’t English, only Portuguese! Then they look at me as if I’m the silly one.
i remember going to a meeting once standing with a group of delegates, having already introduced them to Vicky to be asked if I had had the same trouble as them in finding a parking space! I explain that Vicky is too young to take her test just yet.
They call it a blind humour, maybe it is, I call it a good way of answering these types of questions.
I am always happy to chat with someone about my GD or sight if they treat me as a human. Like in the first example. And I make light of others silly comments, that are made out of our need for polite conversation. As in the second.
I am a firm believer that there are never silly questions, it is in fact the answers that are…… Hence my responses some times.