This one has a bit of backstory:
When I thought of the idea for “A Male and a Female Each Attempt to Draw a Bicycle,” before I decided to write it up, I wanted some feedback. So I texted Ginger, a fellow NCMC employee, and just as I was about to give her the bullet points and describe what I had in mind, I decided to simply write it in brief:
Me: “Ginger, are you offended by ‘retard jokes?'”
Ginger: “Well, I guess it depends on the jo—”
*LIGHTBULB FLASHING IN MY HEAD*
Me: “Whup, got to go! Thanks!”
Ginger: “…what just happened? btw, I cut my hand on the file cabinet and Hemlock said he was going to ‘administer first aid’ and started lapping at the blood.”
Me: “Yeah, that’s Hemlock for ya! Bye!”
Anyway, it occurred to me in the moment how ridiculous it was to preface something offensive with something that is generally thought of as being…you know, offensive?
You know what, I don’t need to explain myself to you people! Like it or leave it! Look at the name of the blog you’re reading! Ha ha!