One of my favorite websites is "Damn You Auto Correct". I read it daily to get my fix of stupid humor. On one of the message boards I'm a member of, someone posted an auto correct that a lot of the other members were laughing at.
Read it first, then come back.
I guess my inner adoptee hackles became raised because I didn't find it funny, and asked the other members why they thought it was.
The answers varied, but basically I was told that not everyone has a negative attitude about adoption and that many kids will torture their siblings with the dreaded "You're adopted" line. And that I shouldn't read too much into the link since not everyone feels the same way I do. Okay. Yeah. Uhhhhhh...no...still not funny.
I know that they are coming from a different place than we are. I get that. I understand that there are people out there who are so far in the fog that me saying I'm angry that adoption exists gets them defensive.
I shut down while I read their responses...and if any of them are reading this, I'm not directing this to anyone person. It just really was a rude awakening to read some of the comments and to see how adoption is viewed by a lot of people.
I'm just tired of the jokes, you know? I'm tired of hearing the punchline and realizing that it's me.