“Your sense of humour is superb.” I appreciated Mr. ‘R’ when he cracked a self created joke. A smile appeared on his face on hearing his appreciation. I, who have some knowledge of psychology said, “In general, the persons who are witty have a very painful and sorrowful life and they use their sense of humour as an escape from the darkness of their lives. I hope this is not true in your case.”
He became silent and didn’t respond. He sunk into deep thoughts.
What did silence mean; I correctly interpreted about his life or I made such an irrelevant statement that he preferred to ignore me?