I was looking for something a little snappier than "With too much empathy I'm wanting to scold my parents for not using birth control."
I considered "...I'm wanting the sun to hurry up and explode" but felt obligated to ask others for their consent.
I'm with you, Joan. There are times when I have a truly piss-poor sense of humor, and when levity is a complete non-starter with me. I will admit to taking some things entirely too seriously and taking what people say at face value inappropriately.
Maybe they thought what they said was clever and pithy and witty. I didn't.
Don't be sorry, Joan; I wasn't intending humor.
You didn't know my parents. Stuff had been done to their German ancestors that shouldn't have been done and they remained silent. They shouldn't have had children and it's why I had none. Happily, I married a woman who also wanted none.
As for adventuring into the funny realm, I've fallen flat often enough to tell people, "Don't look to me for humor."