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Have You Ever Laughed at an Inappropriate Moment?

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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:28 AM
a reply to: berenike

Once, when I was a young teenager, this girl at my church introduced me to her older sister. I thought the sister was talking funny on purpose and I laughed. Everyone looked at me like I was a monster. That's when I realized the sister had some sort of speech problem/stutter that made her drag out her words in a very odd-sounding manner. (Like she might say, "I-ahhhhhh like uhhhhhhhhh-ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh-ice cream-uhhhhhhhhhhhh.")

I felt really bad about laughing right in her face. I really thought she was just being silly... seriously didn't know she could't help it. After that, I went out of my way to be nice to her, but I don't think she ever really trusted that I wasn't going to laugh at her again. She never really warmed up to me.

It was an innocent mistake, but I still feel bad about it. Oh well.
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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:02 AM
always. sometimes im not even laughing at what is going on around me. there's this whole other world inside my head. on ATS i appear rather rational. And i suppose i am rather rational. but my mind loves lateral thought, and lateral thought is where absurdity tends to lie.

I often entertain myself by making up lyrics to songs. i also like switching letters up in words. Nothing gets a chuckle out of a carload of people more than when you blurt out, 'oh no, i parked in the middle of the mucking pud fuddle."

i have an uncle named Chuck that is only about 8 years older than me. my grandmother would call him Chucky Poo as a baby, which pissed him off as he got older (he was a sargent at arms with the cossacks, so didn't like that kind of stuff at all). I liked to piss him off even more by calling him Pucky Chew. lol, he still hates it.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:04 AM
a reply to: berenike
This happened at my grandpa's funeral, which was also my 27th birthday. I was at the funeral home reading his autobiography, which was being passed out. I got to the part when he made his own brandy and something went terribly wrong. The batch he made was bad and he got the runs something fierce. I laughed and immediately clapped my hand over my mouth.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:05 AM
a reply to: new_here

i went to a new school in el paso and there was this kid that was a pretty nice kid. he was muscular in 7th grade, so all the girls would chase after him.

but when he talked he sounded like mickey mouse. The first time i met him i laughed, and asked him to stop talking like mickey mouse. He was good natured about it (guess he'd heard it before).

but i felt bad. mostly because he was such a nice guy, i didn't want to insult him.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:14 AM
I have done that so many times that I can't seem to remember any exact moments. Mostly they were times I misunderstood what french people were saying.

I do remember the time we went to the movie theater and it was full. The lights went down, everyone suddenly went silent, and in that silence.... I suddenly had the loudest biggest burp I have ever done in my life come out unexpectedly. The whole place started laughing, the screen lit up, and everyone turned to look at me.

My husband and kids were horrified, all I could do was burst out laughing.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:27 AM
Haha yes... I quit that work 20 years ago

It's like a coroner setting his sandwich down on the body he is working on(seen that too). Even the extreme can become ho hum if you deal with it on the daily.a reply to: 191stMIDET

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:29 AM
I just choked on my cigarette!

Thank you... At least I didn't play that song driving him to the ER.
a reply to: Parafitt

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:31 AM
a reply to: Bluesma

I was on a train with a rather uninhibited friend and he let out a loud burp. I must have shot him a filthy look because he said rather defensively "at least it wasn't the other end".

The poor woman sitting opposite so obviously wanted to laugh but felt she had to stifle it because she wasn't with us.

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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:37 AM
a reply to: wastedown

I was in a fishing equipment shop once and saw an elderly assistant open up a tub of worms, get a few out to show the customer then pick up his sandwich to continue eating.

I'm not really all that squeamish, but uuuuuuuuuuuuurgghhhhhhh.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 11:55 AM
a reply to: berenike

In some ways it is a defense mechanism. The gravitas of the moment is not something you want to hang onto so you short circuit it by a laugh. No heavy moment memory to carry around.

I cannot think of a specific one but yeah I've done it. And yeah, feeling bad after reviewing what has transpired is always part of it. You want to tell everybody that, "I know it is NOT funny but this is how I cope!". Happens to me mostly at the movie theaters. The looks I get while walking out are priceless! Or, "Dude, why did you start laughing when Marvin got shot in the face?"

The only other option is to cry.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 02:23 PM
I've had a really bad habit of uncontrollably laughing when people hurt themselves, since I was a kid... once its clear their not seriously injured obviously.

One instance still fresh in my mind from not so long ago, was when I was standing in line and this dude walked past at a particularly fast pace. He was either mad dogging me or checking out the blonde hottie right in front of me, I really don't know... but the point is he wasn't looking where he was walking.

Anyway, he goes to walk though the automatic doors well still staring in the opposite direction... problem was though, the automatic doors had failed to open... this guy collides into the doors so hard, I'm surprised he didn't knock himself clean out.

The noise was so loud, everybody in the shop went silent and just stopped and looked. The guy looked straight at me and could probably tell I was fighting not to fall into a state of uncontrollable laughter... I manged to hold it in until the second he turned around to walk out of the now open doors and then I just completely lost it.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 05:56 PM
a reply to: berenike

When I do it's because it was most likely a situation that could have been avoided completely. IE someone getting into a car accident or something.
I remember at work a spool of weld filler wire that weighed 70 lbs fell 15ft onto a workers back. I laughed because something like that is completely avoidable, but the people who put the wire on the machine forgot to put the safety locking mechanism on. The guy recovered, but it could have been much worse.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 06:58 PM
I cannot help being crude with my humor-I know it is very immature of me-bathroom noises-anytime, any where, any place, any circumstance. I laugh uncontrollaby-especially old people. I'm awful-I know it but I laugh uncontrollably til I choke. My family thinks I'm awful. Guess I am. To meet me you would think I was a school marm. Until...

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 07:11 PM

originally posted by: berenike
a reply to: Parafitt

Let's all take a moment to feel bad

Then we can get back to laughing our asses off

And Now You Got Me....

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 07:59 PM
It's the single worst thing ever. I used to break out hysterically during the bugle for remembrance day.

I love and honor our veterans more than any politician.

No idea why i did, just one of those odd human reactions.

posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:23 PM
a reply to: berenike

I shamefully have done this on a couple occasions - There was a girl I went out on a date with that spoke like Elmer Fudd (words such as Little, Rabbit, Look came out as Widdle, Wabbit, Wook). The first time, I had to stifle a snicker because I kept picturing Elmer Fudd (felt horrible after the fact).

The second is amusing from a band perspective - we're currently doing a piece where a trombone has to go extremely low (now, keep in mind I still snicker when someone...lets off some steam). Well, we were listening to the recording, and the last note (where the note is so low it sounds like a guy that had way too many beans), I burst out laughing (covered it up as a cough/sneeze). 90 members turned to face me, because apart from that note there was only silence.


posted on May, 24 2016 @ 10:42 PM
I have another one. This one also took place at a funeral. My cousin had been killed by a semi the same day I moved back to Indiana. At the funeral, the preacher or whatever kept doing this thing that had my brother and I going into hysterics. He kept bobbing up and down, bouncing, lifting his legs up (first one and then the other) like he was marching in place or working out; all while giving the eulogy. To this day I have no clue what he was doing. My brother and I sat there covering out faces. I don't know about him but I was biting my lip and doing all I could not to laugh.

Okay, another. This happened when my dad died. He'd been constipated while he was in the hospital. When he died, everything let loose, if you know what I mean. The smell was horrible. It was all I could do not to burst out in horrified laughter.
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posted on May, 25 2016 @ 12:22 AM
a reply to: berenike

All the time.

The most-memorable one was in sophomore year in high school, in 20th century history class. We were watching this film and it had real footage of people getting electrocuted to death on the electric chair.

And well...I laughed hysterically because the guy's face was just so funny while he was dying and stuff. Everybody in the class turned to look at me in shock, and my teacher even was looking at me like...what the heck is she laughing at?! Disapproving glances abounded. It was quite embarrassing, but the face was just so silly. I feel bad that I laughed, but to this day I still giggle when I remember that day.

I'm pretty twisted

Or that one time my fiance accidentally stabbed our mutual friend in the foot with a knife because the friend had told him to, since they were steel-tipped boots. Unfortunately, my fiance stabbed at the side and the rest was history.

Humor comes in all shapes and sizes.
& Humor and horror often go hand-in-hand, or so they say.

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posted on May, 25 2016 @ 11:44 AM

originally posted by: berenike
a reply to: intrptr

Funerals - pah. The person you might have cared about isn't there but a load of 'friends and relatives' you've spent a lifetime avoiding are likely to be there.

Bugger that.

Haha, tell me about it. Holidays and funerals, buggout..

posted on May, 25 2016 @ 11:45 AM

originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: intrptr

If we let the dead bury the dead we'd be knee deep in corpses.
Now laugh at that.

So what did he mean when he said that? If you know…

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