One thing I inherited from my father was his sense of humor. He was very dry, and cynical and sarcastic, and I found it down right hysterical for the most part. This is not to say that my humor IS this way, (well, at times) but more that I find I have acquired the taste for it.
I personally do not like to burn bridges – but have found through the years especially in business and a few friendships that weather unintentional or required I understand and appreciate the term on another level. To “bridge” the gap that’s been created would require a level of integrity and conversation that both parties would have to be interested in partaking in.
If that’s not an option – I can only hope that the above holds true. Sometimes a white surrender flag works too.