I have a friend who teaches ballroom dance. She is convinced some people are, as she calls it, “rhythmicly impaired.” You can get them to say 1,2,3 . 1,2,3 . 1,2,3 . But it just doesn’t translate out on the floor. It’s just not how their minds work.
After reading your critic and fielding a reply to my own recent piece, I am thinking some people’s brains just don’t read satire for what it is. Or, they don’t stop to question their assumptions about the author’s intent.
Personally, I find gallows humor helpful. Your piece had me in stitches.