Infernal Ramblings
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Do People Take Everything I Say Seriously?

Written by johnleemk on 9:22:13 am May 4, 2005.
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Today a certain "Benjamin Tang" informed me of the existence of people who apparently do take a lot of the things I say at face value. Since I have nothing else to do with my time right now, I might as well clear a few things up.


  1. Half the time, I open my mouth first and think later. I just operate on auto-pilot and say the first thing that comes into my head. If you spend a bit of time around me, you'll notice I have several canned comments I reuse when talking with people. This is because I'm lazy to come up with a unique riposte for each and every statement addressed to me.
  2. Half the time, I'm extremely sarcastic. I've developed this from my experience in Internet communities, where the best defense is a good sense of humour and a heavy dose of sarcasm. You can't take what I say at face value here.
  3. Often, I'm just fooling around. I've always been a joker of sorts, and a good deal of my declarations are often nothing more than cheap filler for eliciting laughs. You certainly cannot take my free, self-deprecating entertainment seriously.


Having said that, when I'm serious I'm serious. But it's still annoying to think that someone out there may just believe I'm a homosexual due to certain of my impromptu jokes/skits. I'm just kidding around. I'm not gay. I don't think I'm that much of a horny bastard, either.


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