Spiritual Smartass

I never wanted to be "all spiritual" but I can’t fight it any more.  I had to come out of the spiritual closet. Plus, it smells too much like sandalwood in there.

It’s my nature to make fun of things.  Lucky for me, I get to be a comic and a comedy writer.  But growing up, I just got yelled at. Not that I was a bad kid.  I made good grades.  I was the smartass in the back of the honors classes.

I remember discovering sarcasm in high school.  I wasn’t familiar with the concept.  I’m from Grand Prairie, Texas.  They don’t teach you things like sarcasm or irony. 

I remember discovering sarcasm in high school.  I wasn’t familiar with the concept.  I’m from Grand Prairie, Texas.  They don’t teach you things like sarcasm or irony. 

But I did realize that I could say, “Nice dress” to Mrs. Jacks, and that I could say it in a way that clearly meant I did not think it was a nice dress.  Then, when she got mad, she had no recourse.  I could innocently declare, “I just said ‘nice dress!’” Seems mean now, but back then, gold!

I guess that solidified my smartass status.