A 2012 Psychology Today article by Dr. Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D., claims, "Despite smiling outwardly, most people who receive sarcastic comments feel put down and usually think the sarcastic person is a jerk. Indeed, it’s not surprising that the origin of the word sarcasm derives from the Greek word “sarkazein” which literally means “to tear or strip the flesh off.” Hence, it’s no wonder that sarcasm is often preceded by the word “cutting” and that it hurts."
The Internet can be so chock-full of lies and "fake news" that sometimes it's hard to tell if what you are looking at is sincere or not. But sometimes, it is pretty obvious that the person who posted this was making a joke. Maybe it is a bad joke – but it is still a joke nonetheless. And it is our job, as smart people who use the Internet, to recognize when people are making jokes, shake our heads, and move on.
But some people don't get it. Some people don't understand when others are making jokes, and so they respond very earnestly to questions that definitely did not warrant those kinds of responses. This list is full of those amazing moments. Moments where the joke went so far over someone's head that it then turned around and snuck up behind them and scared them, making them look like a total idiot.