Tasteless and Offensive

AE24E8F8-FD87-4CEE-9A9C-16E4E53EB8EF“You really need to do something about your sense of humor,” Gary said. “That comedian was very funny.”

“I thought his jokes were way too abstract,” Judy said. “And that joke, if that’s what you’d call it, about how men can empower women, was just tasteless and offensive.

“See, that’s what I mean,” Gary said. “The fact that you didn’t appreciate his joke about female empowerment is yet another manifestation of your lack of wit.”

“You know, Gary,” Judy said, “Sometimes the words that escape from your mouth frighten me.” She looked at her watch. “It’s getting late. I told the babysitter we’d be home before midnight.

Now it was Gary’s turn to look at his watch. “It’s only 11:25, Judy,” he said. “It takes approximately ten minutes to drive home from here.” At least let me finish my beer.”

“If we don’t leave this instant,” Judy said, “it won’t be my alleged lack of wit that will manifest itself.”

Written for these one-word prompts: Weekly Prompt (humor), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (abstract), Ragtag Daily Prompt (empower), Word of the Day (manifestation), Your Daily Word Prompt (frighten), Scotts Daily Prompt (late), and Daily Addictions (approximate).

8 thoughts on “Tasteless and Offensive

  1. Marleen October 24, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I just watched a comedian for about an hour-n-a-half… and thought I’m not sure I’d want to laugh at this in front of my children (grown, but still). Also wondered how much the guy meant (along the line of your story above), and how seriously other people take some things [for good reasons in good directions and sadly for confused reasons in bad directions]. I laughed at some things he said (most of it), and didn’t laugh at some.

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    • Marleen October 25, 2018 / 8:53 am

      When he was saying people don’t care what happens to boys/sons, the topic was too serious for me to laugh. (I was a very serious mother and tend to be a very aware rather than reflexive person.) Thus, he didn’t make his point that there is prejudice.

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    • Fandango October 24, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      I rarely drink anything alcoholic and I don’t drive that much anymore. I mostly walk or take public transportation.

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  2. talesfromthemindofkristian October 25, 2018 / 1:13 am

    She sounds a bit controlling – actually it sounds a bit like me, except I laugh at pretty much anything.

    Great story.

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  3. leigha66 November 2, 2018 / 10:51 am

    There are comedians that push the envelope, and then there are those that just go too far.

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