I like to think of myself as a witty person. I try to infuse humor into my posts and I attempt to keep things light in real-world conversations by injecting jokes, some of which induce chuckles, while others solicit groans. Or facepalms.
But am I as witty as I think I am? Probably not.
I looked up the word “witty,” and, according to Dictionary.com, a witty person is “amusingly clever in perception and expression.”
I spend a lot of time inside my own head, which I find endlessly entertaining. But when it comes to expressing what I am thinking, whether in writing or in conversation, my wit is probably best described as, at best, mildly amusing. It is, is dry. And sometimes sarcastic. There’s nothing especially clever or uniquely amusing about it. That’s just the way it is.
So, to put it another way, my wit is not witty enough to make money off of it, so I’d better not quit my day job.
Wait, I’m retired. I already did quit my day job.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “witty.”