I am blessed with a very quick wit and I love making people laugh. There is something truly endearing about changing the mood in a room with a few well placed lines of humor. There is a palpable shift in energy and I like knowing that I am able to affect that energy.
As a teenager I used humor as a defense mechanism but as I grew out of that awkward phase I realized what a gift humor had become. However, I am the first to admit when I am out-witted. I try my absolute best to use my humor to spar with others of like minds but there are moments I feel I have not packed my full arsenal of quips and leave the room bested by another’s witty repartee. I never see this as a loss, mind you, because the other people in the room still leave with a smile on their face and, if all has gone extremely well, some sore ribs and stomach muscles.
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Being a goofball has its advantages and I am always striving to better my repertoire of amusing anecdotes. Sparring with someone who has packed a bigger stockpile of witticism only makes me want to reload my depository and come better prepared for the next battle of wits.
The sharpener is ready to hone my sarcasm and my wit is a bubbling cauldron waiting to be stirred. I am prepped for battle.