It was brought to my attention recently that my verbal antics, while admittedly undertaken with the desire for slight offense in addition to their primary humor, were taken far, far more gravely by one of the people I'd directed it towards, to the point where genuine grievance was caused to someone I've known for longer than some of my actual, solid, flesh-and-blood friends. I'm not here to cause anyone distress, nor am I comfortable with the idea of having done so to anyone who didn't warrant it.
I am not going to make a promise to stop running my mouth; with few exceptions, it's taken well and in the intent that was... intended. I instead ask that if anyone is truly stricken by any comment made, past an eyeroll and genial "dick" uttered, that you'll let me know I've crossed a line. It will allow me to correct course to one more light-hearted, and hopefully prevent anything similar to anyone I respect in the future.