It’s the end of January. We’ve had a busy weekend, but Linda G. Hill is making my Monday post easy with the final Just Jot it January prompt. Before we get to that, let’s pause for a few seconds and give Linda a big round of applause. Bigger…Bigger…Come on, like you meant it.
Part of why my weekend was busy was because I was taking care of business at my weekly blog challenge. JusJoJan is a daily prompt, and this is the thirty-first one Linda has given us. I can’t imagine.
Anyway, today’s prompt is “Facetious” from Susan over at Don’t curse the nurse!
I grew up in an environment where inappropriate humor was always appropriate. Not mean or cruel humor, but perhaps coming a bit too soon. Of course, there’s too soon and there’s too soon. A quality facetious remark will break the barrier between “too soon” and “OK, we can all laugh about it now,” so everyone else can chime in with the humorous remarks they have been itching to add. The other kind of facetious remark I remember is the humorous remark offered when a bit of sympathy might be expected.
My favorite facetious remark was when I would get hurt and my Dad would look at me and say, “you’ll be a man before your mother.” I could be bleeding, limping, dazed and confused, and he would add that comment to bring me back to earth. I knew he was going to do whatever was necessary to help me, but I was going to be fine.