I Am Prone to Inappropriate Laughter

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    When your friend is trying to have a heart to

    heart with you and like a good friend you're present and listening to them share. Then they mention something, not particularly funny and because you're a visual person you create these images from their story which triggers something funny that happened the other day or years...
    SpirallingUp SpirallingUp
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    When I was in group therapy,

    it didn't matter how serious a topic was, I could burst into a laughing fit at anytime. Needless to say, I got kicked out quite a few times...Oh well, better to laugh than to cry :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 11, 2015

    Example: Laughing when a teacher fell out of a

    window last year when someone threw a rubber at her 'accidentally'.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    This laughter wasn't really inappropriate

    but it could be taken that way. I was at the bus stop waiting for my bus home and my wait was getting longer and longer as the bus was late, and as usual I have my head phones in. I normally can't help but move to the music, I either have my hand, head, or leg going to the beat...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    When I find myself in situations I never

    thought to be in, I have this urge to burst into laughter. So to be polite in respect to those who seem so intensely involved, I would suppress with difficulty the laughter that threatened to come out.
    wolfIncheapclothing wolfIncheapclothing
    22-25
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    So I got a call from my kids school

    while I was at work. I asked myself what type of injury has my oldest sustained now. Nope nothing like that. The assistant principal asks for the mother of "youngest child's name here" I say "this is she" I'm now relieved it's not my oldest but shocked it's my youngest and...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 17

    one time me and my friend were at walmart

    where we were running around, and I fell and a nearby guy, maybe in his 40s, was on his phone said "yeah, I got two girls right here we can have tonight" and I looked back at my friend who was wondering if I heard that too and we both ran until we found my mom.
    CamelliatheChameleon CamelliatheChameleon
    16-17, F
    Jan 27

    My grandfather is an old fashioned 70 year old

    ex high school teacher who's done nothing with his life but read and write academic (History, mostly) books. He still has his 19th century ideas and will not accept anything else. He is very well read, but I just wish he could pick up a book from this century to see what's going...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 22

    I think my laugh is funny too

    so it's really hard to stpo when it happens.
    Flouffy Flouffy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 15

    when someone in the stall next to you farts.

    .. cant help myself but laugh uncontrollably
    Marceline01 Marceline01
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 14

    Like when I go to funeral I don't find a person

    died funny. I do fined what they say is funny. The thing they say about the person like how the person "never looked better".
    Sofia1179 Sofia1179
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 16

    Does anyone remember

    that movie called " Falling Down? " I went to see it at the cinema and I laughed all the way through it. It was about a guy who got pushed too far and just snapped and went on a rampage. I laughed and laughed. Everyone in the cinema kept turning around giving me these...
    TheSkyISee TheSkyISee
    36-40
    1 Response Feb 16

    I laugh at funerals,

    because I'm secretly the Murderous. haha
    Jadencey Jadencey
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    So my niece is over for dinner tonight at my

    parents house.... Dad says "let's have a blessing for this food." Niece says.... "As long as we don't have to hold hands papa. I'm balls deep in this corn in the cob!" (I DIE LAUGHING)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    So I started to laugh

    when my cousin sang off key at my Great Aunt's funeral. I know it was a terrible thing to do but at the time it was funny as hell. He tried to reach a high note and cracked like a broken trumpet. To be honest my Aunt would have probably cracked up too.
    Kirah13 Kirah13
    22-25, F
    9 Responses May 21, 2015

    That quite awkward wheezing type laughter

    when it's pitch silent in a church service and your mother wishes she hadn't invited you...
    nomi24 nomi24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I was at my grandma's funeral,

    and while I was distraught by the death of one of my favorite people on this planet, the lady behind me just kept saying "yes lord" over and over and over. It was the way she kept saying it that I couldn't help but laugh. My cousins thought I had lost my mind as here I am...
    cjkord cjkord
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2014

    This is a recent example- My brother's friend

    told me he just got a job at Papa John's and I laughed out loud in his face... (He's older than me.) I didn't mean to and I recovered but still.
    Winlow95 Winlow95
    18-21, F
    Jan 29

    when someone farts in the stall next to you.

    .. i cant help it but laugh...
    EvilCandy EvilCandy
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    This one time I laughed

    when my uncle dropped his baby....
    Janalino Janalino
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I snort when I laugh too hard,

    my friend says it's un-ladylike
    aiihaa aiihaa
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    Laughter is my go to response

    when I'm afraid, sad, hurt, nervous and anything in between. My mom says it makes me look insane but it also helps me cope with things. I can't control it.
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny
    18-21, F
    Feb 10

    I went to see hunger games mockingjay part2

    with my little sister and I laughed when prim died but cried when finick died as he is faf
    MiaMioow MiaMioow
    18-21, F
    Mar 7

    I have a horrid problem!

    !! I laugh at people when they're crying.... It's the cry face that gets me every time :( Hahaha horrible I tell ya
    Whiskeylovexxx Whiskeylovexxx
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I'm so terrible sometimes

    but I honestly can't help it. My mom already told me someone will punch me in the face one day for laughing at them. I'll usually say the "I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you" excuse but everyone knows that's most likely not true lol. The person probably isn't even...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    5 Responses Dec 11, 2015
    Pandemonem Pandemonem
    16-17, T
    Sep 1, 2014

    I can't help it when someone says hard

    or firm, phrases like yeah they took it or take it. I can't help but to laugh
    Pride49 Pride49
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 22

    I tend to laugh at everything.

    Today I attended a continuing court hearing and my abusive ex husband who was also there gave one of the case workers an angry glare because nothing was going his way. Lol. I tried to hard to keep my composure and not laugh. I just couldn't resist that inevitable huge smile. I...
    Cordale10 Cordale10
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 10

    Family Friend.

    My mum is has a best friend who is very posh and religious. She loves animals. One day she came over for a tea and chat and she started to stroke Henry the big ginger cat. I couldn't control myself she had know idea what she was saying. She said "aren't you a beautiful ginger pus...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 27, 2012

    I have a lot of jokes

    and funny pictures in my head, waiting patiently for an inappropriate situation for me to remember them. Or sometimes someone might say something serious but it'll remind of something stupid and I won't be able to hold my laughter. haha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    I do it all the time.

    In movies where something sad happens or people are sad, i laugh. Someone dies in a show and it is sad and emotional, i always laugh and everyone around me is like WTF??? I can handle laughing at show sad moments tho. what is the worst is at my grandmoms funeral, everyone was...
    lilbit33 lilbit33
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    I once walked into a Lotto shop to buy a

    lottery ticket and mistakenly asked the guy behind the counter for a $5 lucky **** (instead of "dip"). I was so embarrassed and I didn't even win anything!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    When I was younger whenever anyone tried to

    scold me or be angry with me I would always have to work really hard not to smile. Mom's Look of Death just made me laugh.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 4

    I was at work finishing my test

    and I read, "Your PPE should always be kept clean."....
    Brianna43 Brianna43
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    Sometimes the laugh that makes one laugh the

    hardest is the one that also makes you feel a little bit guilty. XD
    StraCat StraCat
    31-35, M
    Apr 9

    Dont read if you eating.

    .. Ok you have been warned. i had to sneeze while sitting on the loo... which made me let out the loudest fart ever... which then lead to me having a laughter attack. i couldnt stop laughing it was like i exploded top and bottom simultan. good thing i was already on the loo...
    Natalie02x Natalie02x
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    when you queef during .

    .. makes me giggle like a little girl
    MistyPinkk MistyPinkk
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    When They Fall

    I am horrible at laughing at people when they fall. I find it hilarious, and I cannot help it. Of course, I'm not mean about it and will help them up, but I can't help but laugh. I'm sorry in advance if you ever fall in front of me :)
    prbcrn79 prbcrn79
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Aug 13, 2013

    Well, the laughter is kinda appropriate,

    cause what I thought of was hilarious... But my thoughts do not match the situation.
    Fireproof505 Fireproof505
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 11

    I'm the personal who laughs

    when someone's telling an emotional story that's supposed to be sad but I can't help but laugh
    Cierra4455 Cierra4455
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    If someone starts crying,

    I can't help it, I want to smile. It's funny to me, and I can't help it!!
    hornewrecked hornewrecked
    18-21, F
    18 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    One time in McDonalds,

    this mother-daughter couple was sitting next to my table. Then, she started scolding her daughter for spilling her drinks, screaming hysterically, for no reason whatsoever, I just burst out laughing and she just turned and glared, unable to stop, my friends had to drag me out of...
    LightningStrikerBolt LightningStrikerBolt
    16-17
    4 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    Had a sudden burst of laughter during a meeting

    yesterday!! :) A comment by someone in that meeting...had a tough time...pretending to have a cough bout. :p But, laughed my guts out with my daughter later in the night. Nothing like an uncontrolled laughter riot!!
    vini0211 vini0211
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I hate it. I laugh at inappropriate times

    because I am a nervous laugher. The worse a situation is, the harder I laugh. I can never be the one to deliver bad news to anyone. My whole family knows this and leaves me alone when I go off into a room to be alone and they hear me laughing. Eventually the laughs turn to sobs...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    Those times when you laugh

    when someone falls and everyone just gives you looks like "that girl is so mean/weird".
    ElyzaTheWeird ElyzaTheWeird
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 8

    I laugh when people fight.

    I sometimes laugh when someone cries. People sometimes get mad at me for it but they can **** off. I laugh when I want XD
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 22

    I can't begin to tell one the amount of times I

    have either been the only one laughing, excused myself out of the room due to laughing, or been spoken to about my laughing. Good times.
    Monelli Monelli
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    The yellow, brown and red snow suggested the

    evening did not go as planned...
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    Sometimes, I'll be so bored at work

    that I start thinking about funny things that have made me laugh recently. Like scenes from Futurama lately. I love the show, and I've seen it all the way through about 3 times now. Or, I'll just come up with a funny scenario in my head, and chuckle.... when everyone around...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 11

    I was raised as a Catholic.

    When I was about 12, I was an Altar Boy at a funeral Mass. I was holding a 6ft iron cross, to escort the coffin down the church. Unknown to me, the coffin, and the priest and mourners went out the side exit, leaving ME carrying the cross, with only one other altar boy behind me...
    Kris1033 Kris1033
    41-45
    Feb 9

    Everything is 5 times funnier

    when you're not supposed to laugh. The worst thing is that when people start losing their s**t I really want to laugh. well angry people are funny but they're going to get even angrier if they see me laughing at them! I used to do it in school too, that got me in trouble - the...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    Its a personality trait I hate

    and don't know how to get rid of it. My son has it too. I can hear tragic news, and laugh. I can be confronted and accused severely, and laugh. I can be in a heated argument, and laugh. It always starts with a curling lip smile (which someone inevitably asks, "Why do you smile...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 17

    I don't know why but I laugh at other peoples

    problems. When I over hear others trivial little things I laugh at it's meaningless. my friend was complaining how this one guy who was inappropriately older than her stopped texting her after she told him how old she really was ( my age ). I lost it. Another example of my...
    PearlyyJayy PearlyyJayy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 9

    I am so mean one time my friends ex was running

    around with a handful of mud yelling who wants a mud pie in the face and he started chasing my friend around but she looked back and slipped facing him and he slapped it in her face she started crying but was covered in mud I felt so bad but couldn't stop laughing. Another time...
    gaxle gaxle
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    I was in line to recieve communion tonight

    and the lady in front of me tripped on the carpet, she didn't actually fall but just about lol. I was laughing so hard I actually snorted and had to leave the altar. My teen son was mortified lol...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 10

    I laugh loudly at movies

    when no one else does, does anyone else? It's only when I find it genuinely funny but sometimes I feel like I'm on the spectrum.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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