And now ladies and germs: It is in fact, scientifically proven that sarcasm makes us smarter. Thanks to the Smithsonian and some fancy tweeting by my Social Media Guru there's a method to my snarky madness.
My favorite part of the Smithsonian article is this: "Studies have shown that exposure to sarcasm enhances creative problem solving, for instance. Children understand and use sarcasm by the time they get to kindergarten. An inability to understand sarcasm may be an early warning sign of brain disease." . . . . .
Memories - At roughly 4 years of age I got in trouble for "hurting the feelings" (wank) of one of my Montessori school-mates. Upon being scolded by my teacher for hurting said school-mate's feelings, I responded with - "I was being sarcastic." Tumbleweed*
It's clear the teacher realized Montessori was effective, at least with one of the students. Cough*
Conclusion: those who don't "get it" are numbskulls.