It’s long been a cliché to add “LOL” to any comment just to take the sting out of it and make it seem hilarious.
I always throw it in at the end of a text or email, no matter what horror has preceded it.
But does it really work for everything?
Does “lol” magically erase any hostility?
Let’s try out these potential messages of mirth:
“I’m leaving you for the houseboy, but I don’t think it will negatively impact your love life, lol.”
“You were so bad in bed last night I’m afraid I may never get an erection again, lol.”
“That was super fun last night, but if I were you, I’d get tested, lol.”
“I know you wanted that baby a lot, but it would have messed up our feng shui. Sorry, lol!”
“Have to relieve you of your employment duties, but at least you’ll be entering a really strong marketplace, lol.”
“Your mother sucks cocks in hell, lol.”