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I Am Prone to Inappropriate Laughter

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    At A Funeral

    I was at a funeral with a friend once. We were waiting on the funeral to begin and while waiting the subject of tombstones came up. I mentioned that I wanted inscribed on my tombstone, "The shell is still here but the nut is gone". He busted out laughing, I hysterical laughing...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    some stuff are just silly .

    .cant help but crack
    mayhemharmony mayhemharmony 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I tend to laugh when I am nervous.

    ..so i don't do so hot in certain work situations...a handful of times a boss has yelled at me at work and if I can not manage to hold back the laugh the situation tends to escalate unnecessarily...I guess "can't help it" is not a valid excuse even when it's the truth
    CainMarko CainMarko 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I just laughed at the thought of having a kid

    and introducing them as a pet to some random stranger, the reaction would so hilarious
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I tend to laugh at people

    who lie and they try to convince me they're telling the truth. and they ask...why are you laughing I'm serious? yea you're seriously lying. oh that just tickles me
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F May 20

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    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

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    It just happens. Usually it's something

    that sparks a memory or inside joke and I can't control it. Most of the time it happens when laughing is definitely not appropriate. This happened during a fight with my mom, at my aunts funeral, and while my friend was trying to tell me why she was so down. I'm not laughing at...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 18-21, T 3 Responses Mar 31

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    VishMln VishMln 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    I find myself laughing uncontrollably sometimes,

    without A conscious then later realized I was laughing at myself and my thoughts while talking to someone and how it reminded me of funny experiences I have been in.
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    have you ever felt you would start laughing at

    a funeral. believe me its an awfull feeling however ive never actually laughed.
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M 5 Responses May 17

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    I was standing in line at my favorite muffin

    shop....and I ,for no reason, burst out laughing. Everyone looking at me made me laugh even harder!
    urdivergent urdivergent 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    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 5 Responses May 11

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    I have a tendency to laugh at things

    that nobody finds funny. For instance I was at a restaurant with my family and I ordered a grilled chicken salad with the chicken on the side. when the salad came the chicken came cut up in little pieces in a dish. I asked my daughter if she wanted to try some of my chicken bits...
    sunnyone13 sunnyone13 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    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 11 Responses May 21

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    You know that guy in the movies

    that starts chuckling during the really serious or romantic part? Yeah that's me.
    usmcdonkey usmcdonkey 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    So I laugh at funerals.

    .. Like I don't attend anymore because when other people are moaning crying sobbing uncontrollably and hysterically I just start bubbling up with laughter...all I can think of is how when I die I wanna watch my funeral and ghost smack the **** out of the fools who cry like that...
    wildhorsefeathers wildhorsefeathers 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2014

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    ... So there I was at the bar.

    Watching the news on the tele... Remember when they showed the lions noshing down on the giraffes? While the other bar patrons were quiet, seemingly horrified at the images ... I uncontrollably laughed my *** off ... And I've got a big voice! :-)=)
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Mar 25, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    I laughed at an extended family members funeral

    because the little boy next to me farted. I swear that I'm really a good person.
    lovleyroses lovleyroses 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I always seem to laugh

    when I shouldn't. Once I was singing at a funeral with my mom and she went to go down some steps on the alter and fell in front of everyone and I tried not to laugh but after she got up and brushed it off it just kept playing through my mind and I ended up laughing almost all...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    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 9 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Something comes into my head

    that was funny…….first I'm smirking then I'm off….hahaha
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    One time in Spanish, a boy was telling a story.

    I snickered; then the classmate next to me just shook his head "no".
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I laugh at anything and I can't stop myself

    from laughing. Like right now at this moment I'm laughing as I type this. You could be dying and asking me to save you I would be laughing at you. In any serious moment i began to laugh. I can't help it. It's just so funny.
    ANNI3PI3 ANNI3PI3 16-17, F 4 Responses May 11

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    Yeah, I laugh at just about anything.

    I rarely get angry. Like some of the over-sexual comments and groups on here. No offense though. lol
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    in chorus class during the class projects

    where we all have to sing a solo infront of each other and some of the kids sound really bad I usually burst out laughing... I'm horrible I know lol
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    smiling and laughing

    while texting :) thats me
    GeramieKrissia GeramieKrissia 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    At work yesterday (I work in a library),

    one of the patrons changed the generic blue background on one of our public computers to a picture of a skeleton flipping the bird, and we didn't figure this out until they left and I logged the next patron onto the computer. I had to go in the back because I was laughing so...
    RobinDaggers RobinDaggers 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    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 6 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I can never do yoga. Why?

    I tend to burst out laughing in calm, quiet settings. Especially when people relax a little too much and let a little fart go. Sometimes going to church is also a problem...yikes
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    tiffaz1984 tiffaz1984 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I Must laugh if someone trips.

    It's just a really bad habit. It's much worse if the person who trips is walking towards me because then I begin to laugh or start smirking in front of them...I can't help it.
    Moonlight0runner Moonlight0runner 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    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 13-15 4 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 20 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    I snort when I laugh too hard,

    my friend says it's un-ladylike
    aiihaa aiihaa 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    I giggle. A lot. And it's usually

    when I'm not supposed to be laughing. In kindergarten a boy was making funny faces during the pledge of allegiance, and, unfortunately, I laughed. The teacher scolded all of us because she had no idea who it was, and I got off scot free, but I wasn't always so lucky XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    This is probably one of my most annoying traits!

    When I face an awkward situation I can't help but giggle! It seems the more I try to refrain from my typical response the more I can't help but burst out laughing -.-'
    ThunderAndRain123 ThunderAndRain123 22-25 9 Responses Jan 18

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    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 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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    mayhemharmony mayhemharmony 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    Damn, I started laughing

    while staring at the ceiling again. My dormmates must be so weirded out by now
    Foreverfairy Foreverfairy 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    There was a girl who everyone I knew disliked A

    LOT, and she was in a car going 100 mph down a highway with a drunk driver and they spun out of control and crashed. When I heard the news, I laughed really hard and said that's what she gets. I'm a terrible person.
    FlowerChildOnHerJourney FlowerChildOnHerJourney 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    This one time, I was at a viewing

    and a guy was giving a eulogy and everyone was crying and being all serious. I was standing in the back, and the stomach of the man behind me roared and grumbled soooo loudly and I bursted out laughing and I had to bite my tongue until it bled to stop.
    lauradowns lauradowns 16-17, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Hereforlols Hereforlols 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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...
    MzOnceUponAtime MzOnceUponAtime 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 27

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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