Humour. Its a funny thing, really isn’t it? No pun intended.
How often do we make jokes out of issues that can actually be really sensitive issues? Particularly in Northern Ireland perhaps? Our humour is largely based on sarcasm and teasing. So much so that when there’s a foreigner amongst us, we have to explain that we actually like, rather than despise, each other.
We make jokes about marriage, singleness, appearance, gender… and sometimes its seriously not funny. Today, after leading worship I was told:
“You’re not bad… for a girl”.
Talk about the wrong thing to say to the wrong person at the wrong time.