Originally Posted by Mark Lapierre
Be careful with sarcasm and teasing. Even if the intention is wholely innocuous some people react poorly and over time most people stop finding it funny unless they use the same kind of humour.
While that can be true, I find that most people with a good sense of humor enjoy it and spar back. If a few people get offended by it, I tell them I was just kidding or make it overly obvious I wasn't serious. If they're still not getting it, then I tone it down and adjust. If I have to adjust too much, then they're really not the kind of person I want to hang around with and it's their loss.
Sometimes I don't know when to stop and end up being a jackass, but that's rare. I need to work on that a bit, but that was mostly do to when I was learning to tease, I forced myself to do it as much as possible. Now that I've got it down, I have to tone it down a notch.
But the positives effects outweigh the negitives 100 - 1. Again, it's all in good fun.