8/18/09

Have You Ever Laughed Out of Place? (Tuesday's Question)




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Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. Today's question is:

Have You Ever Laughed Out of Place?

Or rather, have you ever giggled at the most inappropriate times, or moments when one wouldn't dare to smile, let alone bust out laughing. Moreover, the more unacceptable it is, the more you cannot seem to stop, especially if you're in the company of a close friend, and they start laughing as well.

I'm not sure, but I would be willing to guess we've all had a bout of nervous laughter at least on one occasion, and if you're anything like me, it may even be more.

In fact, just the other day I joined my mother on a trip to Pet Smart at our local mall. If you're not familiar with Pet Smart, it's a pet supply store that allows their customers to bring their pets shopping with them, in addition to many other amenities.

For instance, they have an obedience training class you can watch in the middle of the store. So, my mom and I stopped for a minute to watch the class, which must have been for mixed breeds, because the dogs/students were all shapes and sizes.

In any event, I felt sorry for them, because their teacher had a loud authoritative voice, which I guess obedience trainers are supposed to sound like, however, one little dog keep looking from me to his owner, as if he wanted to be rescued.

Although, every time the little dog looked at me he would widen his eyes, and when the teacher spoke, he opened them more- It was the funniest thing- I felt like the little dog was trying to
say, "Jeez...she means business, doesn't she? Why can't I go home? She's hurting my ears."




Consequently, I started laughing and I could not stop...the more the teacher spoke and the longer the little dog looked at me, the more I laughed, plus, with the exception of the teachers voice and my laughter, the room was silent.

I was standing next to my mother, who was giving me a dirty look, but there was a crowd behind me, so it took me a while to get out of there, and believe me, I couldn't get out of there fast enough.



However, when I did get away, I realized that I must have disrupted the class (What's new?) because I could hear all of the dogs barking, and I saw my mother marching toward me. Incidentally, my Mom grabbed my arm, like I was about six, and lead me to the cash register, mumbling something about growing up...

But, when we got in the car, I grilled her, I said,

"Oh, come on Mom, I know I'm immature, but you cannot pretend you've never laughed in an inappropriate moment."

She smiled, and said, "That teacher was a little bossy, wasn't she? But, you know, I told myself to avoid going anywhere near a classroom with you again after we had a class together at the YMCA. "

(Don't ask.)

Hence, you see, it's happened to me more than once, so feel free to share...

Have You Ever Laughed Out of Place? And since we know you have, where were you and what happened?



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The first answer is from Sandee at
Comedy Plus, and when I read it I could barely stop laughing long enough to respond to her comment.

Read this:

Oh I've done this one so many times I've lost count. I'm not sure it was a nervous laugh, mine have been more the 'that's so darned funny I can't help myself' kind of laughs. My first thought is what I'm going to go with. It's a bit off color, but you ask for it.

Years and years ago when I was a young lass I met a really cute guy that was built. I mean this guy was in terrific shape and he was very handsome. All the girls would do a double take when he was around. Well, we started dating and one thing led to another and well you know we ended up in the bedroom. When the clothes came off I busted up laughing. Here's the most handsome man ever with the perfect in shape body and he has the smallest (you know) that I'd ever seen. I just busted up laughing. I couldn't stop. It was awful. No it was funny to me and awful for him.

No we never went out again. I hope he's recovered. Just saying. I just want you to know that I've busted up laughing over this all over again. Bwahahahahahaha. Poor guy.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

August 18, 2009 3:46 PM

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Then, before I had time to catch my breath after reading Sandee's comment, along came Dawn from Twisted Sister And those of you who know Dawn, know I never had a chance to stop laughing.

Here's her comment:

If I was at the pet store with you... your mother would have been dragging both of us out of there!
You crack me up.
Seriously Annie... I do this all the time. I laugh at people laughing.
When I was a kid, all my parents had to do was say "no talking at the table". That was enough for my siblings and I to have fits of stifled giggles.

Sandee:
That was hysterical and the visuals were great!
The poor guy was probably scarred for life! What a great post that would make ;)

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After which, comes Grace from Hugz Before You Go. By this time my side hurt from laughing...

Here's Grace:

Oh yeah - nervous laughter (And BTW Sandee - Been there, done that).

We were at the funeral home picking out a coffin for my father, my elder male sibling picks out this satin-lined ruffly really tacky looking thing - my reaction? "Daddy wouldn't be caught dead in that thing" - there was a moment of silence and then we all burst out laughing - hysterically, tears rolling down our faces, doubled over - the funeral director looked in, shook his head, and closed the door.

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Then, the
King Of New York Hacks keep me laughing with his contribution...

He wrote:

Every day until they come and take me away in that special white jacket LOL

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Then, Daisy's Mom stopped by from Daisy The Curly Cat

Read this:


Daisy's "mom" here:

When my dad passed away a few years ago, we were at the small memorial service for family members the night before the funeral. Sitting on the podium, there was a stuffed bear dressed in an aviator outfit complete with goggles, jaunty scarf and leather flying helmet (my dad was a pilot). My mom leaned over and whispered to me that the aviator goggles were actually "swim goggles" that someone put on the bear. I don't know why but this struck me as hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing whenever I looked up and saw that bear.

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Then, Jackie from The Painted Veil
and wrote a touching experience she had with laughing inappropriately or out of place...which is good, because many of us have done this as well...


I am guilty of having the same problem whenever Pam and I go anywhere shopping.

Pam is my oldest and if we get started laughing there is just no stopping.

My weirdest experience was when I was a child and I still feel terrible about this.

The entire family was at the hospital. My grandmother was very old and very sick. Please remember I was only six years old when this happened.

But, the DR. came out and informed everyone that she had passed away. Now she was the only grandmother I had ever had a relationship with and I loved her dearly.

But, for some strange reason, instead of crying I started laughing and laughing quite hard.

I was so embarrassed and also very confused. I just couldn't figure out why I was laughing and why I couldn't stop.

Needless to say I got in trouble for this. But, no as an adult I do understand. I have heard that many times our sensors get crossed in our brain, which happens to me everyday, and we may actually display outwardly an inappropriate response to situations.

Like I said I still feel remorse over this and I do so hope my grandmother knows how very much I loved her.

Oh it's a terrible tale to to tell on myself. but, it was the worst and most embarrassing time I laughed in my life.

Sorry I am late Annie, but, I fell asleep yesterday afternoon and still wound up going to bed early too.

I hope you have a great day!

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That's it, so far anyway. Thanks to all of you who participated in this weeks Tuesday's Question. All of you made my heart sing, and my stomach hurt from laughing...Have a great week~

17 comments:

Sandee said...

Oh I've done this one so many times I've lost count. I'm not sure it was a nervous laugh, mine have been more the 'that's so darned funny I can't help myself' kind of laughs. My first thought is what I'm going to go with. It's a bit off color, but you ask for it.

Years and years ago when I was a young lass I met a really cute guy that was built. I mean this guy was in terrific shape and he was very handsome. All the girls would do a double take when he was around. Well, we started dating and one thing led to another and well you know we ended up in the bedroom. When the clothes came off I busted up laughing. Here's the most handsome man ever with the perfect in shape body and he has the smallest (you know) that I'd ever seen. I just busted up laughing. I couldn't stop. It was awful. No it was funny to me and awful for him.

No we never went out again. I hope he's recovered. Just saying. I just want you to know that I've busted up laughing over this all over again. Bwahahahahahaha. Poor guy.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

If I was at the pet store with you... your mother would have been dragging both of us out of there!
You crack me up.
Seriously Annie... I do this all the time. I laugh at people laughing.
When I was a kid, all my parents had to do was say "no talking at the table". That was enough for my siblings and I to have fits of stifled giggles.

Sandee:
That was hysterical and the visuals were great!
The poor guy was probably scarred for life! What a great post that would make ;)

Grace said...

Oh yeah - nervous laughter (And BTW Sandee - Been there, done that).

We were at the funeral home picking out a coffin for my father, my elder male sibling picks out this satin-lined ruffly really tacky looking thing - my reaction? "Daddy wouldn't be caught dead in that thing" - there was a moment of silence and then we all burst out laughing - hysterically, tears rolling down our faces, doubled over - the funeral director looked in, shook his head, and closed the door.

"Annie" said...

Sandee, Laughing...The poor man...I guess that was one part of his body he couldn't pump up, no pun intended...I cannot stop laughing...

Partly, because it's so funny, and partly, because it was the last thing I expected you to say. (Laughing) And I'm sure it was also the last thing you expected to see...Bwahahahahaha

This is hilarious...and I'm glad you busted up laughing over it again because I have too, and will every time I think of it...

Great answer Sandee, thanks...

Big hug, and lotsa lovies back,

Annie

"Annie" said...

Dawn, You're who I thought of when I wrote, "especially if you happen to be in the company of a close friend, and they're laughing too."

I know my mother would have been "dragging us both out of there"...laughing...I can definitely see it.

I was laughing at the thought of it. And I can see you and your siblings laughing at the table. I couldn't believe it when I read that...

I think I went an entire year once without dinner from being sent away from the table for laughing, and I was sent to sit at another table in a few restaurants too.

Except my siblings seldom joined me...oh, that laughed at me, but they never got into any trouble, and they never completely lost it like I did, or rather I do.

It was easy to see that your sisters share your sense of humor in your video today. Which, by the way, I was in tears laughing at that post too.

And boy are you right about Sandee's answer...it is absolutely hysterical. I'm going to post about all of your answers on the Facebook wall.

I'm so grateful to have friends who share my sense of humor...you and Sandee never cease to make my sides hurt from laughing...God bless ya.

Luvs ya,

Annie

"Annie" said...

Grace, Yes, it seems we all have trouble with nervous laughter doesn't it? (Laughing) For lack of a better word, or the truth.

And not you too! You know I've heard stories about big men, but I never knew whether there was any validity to them, but thanks to you and Sandee, now I do. Laughing...

And talk about having tears rolling down your face laughing...I've been doing that since my computer finally got to your answers. (It's been running slow all day.)

What you said about your Dad's coffin came out at the perfect time...I bet he was laughing...

I cannot believe how great all of your answers are, I'm blown away.

I'm going to brag about you on Facebook after I post your links.

Big hug, and love,

Annie

King of New York Hacks said...

Every day until they come and take me away in that special white jacket LOL

"Annie" said...

King of New York Hacks, Laughing...I know what you mean...I'll meet you there...

Thanks for sharing...

Cheers~

Annie

Daisy said...

Daisy's "mom" here:
When my dad passed away a few years ago, we were at the small memorial service for family members the night before the funeral. Sitting on the podium, there was a stuffed bear dressed in an aviator outfit complete with goggles, jaunty scarf and leather flying helmet (my dad was a pilot). My mom leaned over and whispered to me that the aviator goggles were actually "swim goggles" that someone put on the bear. I don't know why but this struck me as hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing whenever I looked up and saw that bear.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

i am guilty of having the same problem whenever Pam and I go anywhere shopping.

Pam is my oldest and if we get started laughing there is just no stopping.

My weirdest experience was when I was a child and I still feel terrible about this.

The entire family was at the hospital. My grandmother was very old and very sick. Please remember I was only six years old when this happened.

But, the DR. came out and informed everyone that she had passed away. Now she was the only grandmother I had ever had a relationship with and I loved her dearly.

But, for some strange reason, instead of crying I started laughing and laughing quite hard.

I was so embarrassed and also very confused. I just couldn't figure out why I was laughing and why I couldn't stop.

Needless to say I got in trouble for this. But, no as an adult I do understand. I have heard that many times our sensors get crossed in our brain, which happens to me everyday, and we may actually display outwardly an inappropriate response to situations.

Like I said I still feel remorse over this and I do so hope my grandmother knows how very much I loved her.

Oh it's a terrible tale to to tell on myself. but, it was the worst and most embarrassing time I laughed in my life.

Sorry I am late Annie, but, I fell asleep yesterday afternoon and still wound up going to bed early too.

I hope you have a great day!
jackie

"Annie" said...

Daisy's Mom, Laughing...I can see that little bear...I wonder what happened to the original goggles?

Or do you think the manufacturer actually used the wrong ones to begin with? I would have done the same thing...particularly if it stayed within my view the whole evening.

Thanks for playing along, Daisy's Mom. You're the best.

Cheers, and hug yourself and the crew for me~

Annie

"Annie" said...

Hey Jackie, Please don't worry about falling asleep...I did the same thing Monday. I woke up, and tried to post, but I was so tired I laid back down and sleep most of the day. I lost a whole day. So there. :)

And as far as your grandmother goes, I believe she understands. I have read about the very thing that happened to you.

It's one reason I used the wording "nervous laughter" because sometimes it is...

Emotion is emotion, and laughing and crying are both a reaction to a strong emotional feeling. Plus, you were six, so you probably never experienced feeling such a profound sadness before, let along know what to do with it.

In addition, being around a lot of sad and quiet grown-ups would have made me do the same thing.

I think you didn't know what to do, so out came laughter. You're right about displaying "inappropriate responses" when you're actually feeling something different on the inside. I remember reading about it at some point.

So you shouldn't feel guilty about a thing, O.K.?

Thanks for coming back and answering Tuesday's Question. That was sweet of you.

Have a great day today~

Annie

"Annie" said...

Jackie, I forgot to leave a remark, about you and your daughter. I just wanted to say, I should have included how easy it is to lose it when you're with family members as well.

I suppose we feel more comfortable, when we're around people we know best, plus, they can read our minds...

Bye again~

Annie

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Your comments are fantastic!
Luvs ya :)

ando said...

i have not ever laughed out of place..

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Hi Annie,
This is one of my very favorite things on any blog. Your question of the day.

We all learn a little something new about each other and don't have to do a meme.

I love it and it's a great idea. I hope you have a great day!!
Hugs,
Jackie:-)

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It was in etiquette class. Don't ask me but my mom made me go to one when i was younger. One day the teacher was going on and on about how we should conduct ourselves in a party. Somehow the way she said the word "mingle" struck me as funny and I couldn't help but snort. Then giggle because I snorted. Then laughed out loud when I realized that all of them are looking at me.

My mom received a note that I should be transferred to another program. One that teaches basic manners.

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