Don’t you want to roast people in everyday life?

Every now and then I catch the Roast specials on Comedy Central, like the one for Roseanne a few weeks ago. I don’t know why I’m drawn to watch these, I guess I want to see who says something too outrageous or how the roastee acts on the hot seat.

It got me thinking that roasts are a pretty awesome way of telling people “the truth” without technically hurting their feelings because, “it’s all in good fun.” I wish we could roast our family, friends, and co-workers in everyday life.

When you’re being roasted, it’s apparently an honor, and only those that truly love you can roast you. The roasters get up, say the craziest things, and then just by simply adding at the end that they love the person and think they are great, it erases all the horrible comments they just made, and the roastee stands up, hugs them and actually thanks them for being there?!

I’m not sure I could handle being roasted. I’m quick to make fun of myself, but I’m sure someone would hit a nerve too deep and I’d always think about that when talking to them afterwards. On the other hand, I would sure like to do some roasting of my own!

I wouldn’t be blatantly ignorant, or say things about physical faults, but I would like to get inside some people’s minds about their decisions, lifestyles, etc. with them thinking that I’m just joking around. It would be a really good way to get some things off my chest and get them thinking…. is she serious?

So, you need a good end of summer party idea, turn that pig roast into a real roast, and give everyone a little taste of sarcasm and teasing. We all need to get out of our own heads and hear what the world has to say. We know we all have our things, that drive our family and friends nuts – so why not let them poke fun at us and we in turn to them.

Honesty is the best policy, right? Well when push comes to shove and it’s too hard to be honest, just roast!

About Tara Darazio

I'm a copywriter, owner of A Passion For The Pen, LLC and host of the Let's Meet For Copy podcast. Contact me at
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