wit - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Barker was different to the other "funny guys." He used his wit for satire, his comments were clever and insightful. Even the subject of the ridicule often joined in the joke, he always presented it in such a way that they were free to laugh at themselves and become the star of the situation rather than himself. Being the subject of one of his remarks made you feel like part of the group, if Barker thought you were worth an observation you were one of the gang. He was never cruel, never aimed to injure or cause distress. Well, that was until Grayson was hired. Grayson wanted to be the kingpin of the office and to do that he had to usurp Barker. His 'wit' was cutting and mean. The atmosphere changed from jovial and honest to tense. Barker said nothing, he just got on with his work. Then one day he just seemed to snap, I think Ana being in tears the day before had something to do with it. He let his wit fly as never before, by the time he was done Grayson just packed up his desk and left
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