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I Fear Bursting Into Laughter At Funerals

for people who really FEAR they might spontaneously laugh during a SOMBER memorial service or funeral 119 People

    Uncle Charlie

    about ten years ago my uncle charlie died.  my moms younger brother.  my uncle was a recovered alcoholic who had trouble giving up the drinking life style.  so he became a bartender at a local vfw.  where he used to drink endless nights with his crownies...so...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    I Try Not to Laugh At Funerals

    It is hard.  If it is someone I was close to then I don't laugh as I am too upset, but if it is someone I didn't know well, I tend to get giggly at funerals and don't know why.  I used to have this girl friend that did the same thing.  She asked me to go...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    It's Not Always a Bad Thing

    Funerals are times of stress, and in some societies, we feel the need to suppress expressions of grief.  I have been to a funeral where some giggles started in the middle of the room, and they spread like a virus.  Soon, even the widow and family were affected, and the...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Because...

    I feel like laughing at the fake people - those people that go to funerals for appearances' sake, or the ones that are just there hoping to get something stated in the will. I feel like laughing at those over-dramatic people - the ones that cry like there's no tomorrow, the ones...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F Aug 10, 2010

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    Bursting

    So far it hasn't happened.  I'm always on a downer when need going.  The most I have done is smile since someone was talking to me.If I burst, then someone need smacking me!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 29, 2011

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    Hear Tommie Tiernan's

    comedy bit about laughing at a funeral. He the puts the "fun" back into FUNeral LOL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z43v54S_zPQ  
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F Jun 30, 2009

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    Don't Think I Am Horrid Please!

    I giggle when I am extremely nervous and I can't make it stop sometimes. Funerals are stressful for me even when I don't know the deceased that well; trying to figure out what to say to the loved ones, or even trying to think of something good to say about some people is...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 24, 2008

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    It Happens

    I got the giggles at my dad's friend's funeral. Actually my brother and I kept looking at each other and setting each other off. We really loved the guy, we'd known him as kids. I think it was just because we were sad and uncomfortable.
    AmberRenee AmberRenee 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2009

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    FUNeral

     Remember the first three letters spell "FUN"
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    One In Particular

    It was my first attendance of a Catholic funeral The priest was a very typical Irish small village priest, had a habitual red face and then he started to talk.  For the first five minutes I thought he was speaking Latin and this was a traditional mass, then I looked round...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    In Middle School

    My grandfather died. I had a pretty good relationship with him all and all. He was the only person on that side of the family that I actually, genuinely liked. But what the ****, to be honest, he weirded me out sometimes. At his funeral service, I was sitting by my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    When I was around 8 years old,

    my grandpa died. I was really close to him & loved him immensely. We went to his funeral...all of my cousins were there as well. During the service, one of the men started singing something like "Amazing Grace," but it was in more of an "opera voice." That's what I remember...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F Dec 7, 2014

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    I don't fear death, I welcome it.. I don't say that as in a depressing type of way. We are all going to die, it is just a normal part of life. I would rather die younger over...
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am scared to try certain things that require some commitment, like jobs and courses etc...because I am afraid I will hate it and be no good at it. That's my experience with work...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    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...
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Indeed Laughter and Positivity is Required in life
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Reader's Digest said it simply and eloquently; laughter is the best medicine.
    grower629 grower629 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am very choosy about who I let into my life. I have been hurt and betrayed so much that I just don't trust many people and always fear getting hurt again
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    I think laughter is really important! For example, last year on the 27th of January I was getting ready for my cardiac(heart) surgery. This was going to be ju my second heart...
    sakrona sakrona 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    why fear something that is inevitable? Life is a beautiful lie and death is an ugly truth this is why people love life and are afraid of death but honestly the people I've loved...
    Brookelynn818 Brookelynn818 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Laughter is good for the body, mind, and soul. It makes living in reality a bit more easier. Everyone needs a good laugh, especially when you're down...
    LynnGurl12 LynnGurl12 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    For YEARS I was afraid of confrontations, and especially of getting in a fight - and losing. So I ducked them, and despised myself, and inside thought I was a coward. This went on...
    tjw747 tjw747 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One day everyone will die get ready may been soon may not be but its gonna happen like it or not so don't fear it unless your going to h e l l 🔥
    QueenBrianna1st QueenBrianna1st 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear. God is love. the greatest command of Jesus is to love God and love my neighbor as myself.
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Truly it is. After all the day's works, felt much stressed and tired. I always wanted to go somewhere and discover how is it really wonderful to live. Then I meet new people and...
    Renciela Renciela 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Anna. When I was 15 years old, I met a boy. Let's call him Joel. Joel messaged me on Facebook, this is when the next 5 years of my life will never be the same. I fell in...
    akaypatt akaypatt 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Obviously I am afraid of more than three things, but these three are huge ones. First there is my fear of heights. I always say I want to die with my feet planted firmly on the...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F a week ago

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    I don't fear it. an curious about it sometimes I wish I could experience how the other side is though those who went before me, if you know what I mean, don't tell good tales. I...
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I have a odd fear of men. Not just men but guys in particular. Kind of odd because I'm a mistress and most people I talk to are men.
    Yourmistress6969 Yourmistress6969 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 2

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    there is no fear in love. perfect love casts out fear. fear involves torment. so love.
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F Feb 2

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    My Aunt Sue's funeral was Friday. It was exactly how she would have wanted it. We found a lot of pictures where she wasn't flipping off the camera so that was nice. Her son...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I feel no fear..just anger..it's quite dangerous. .I would walk through fire without realizing it and that's scary.. I don't like getting upset
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I don't want to die; no matter how much physical & mental pain I'm in. But in no way do I fear it at all ...
    Bbwasssniffer Bbwasssniffer 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    It sounds stupid but I'm afraid I'll fall out into oblivion without anyone remembering me. Or even caring
    Fallbeforewefallout Fallbeforewefallout 13-15, F Jan 31

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    My biggest fear is losing those I love
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Death is just the end of another chapter in our life, I believe we move on to something better or we are reborn. When my mum died I thought I'd never hear, feel or ever see her...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I have turned away from authentic love a couple times because of fear and thought my life would work out ok if I just kept myself safe and seeming confident.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I have this deep fear of people losing interest in me when i meet them or tell them about myself and what i like.
    Knickster24 Knickster24 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I've realized that I am, in fact, afraid. I used to try to convince myself that nothing could or should scare me: Spiders, heights, deep waters, even death. These things might be...
    TigerAtHeart TigerAtHeart 22-25, F Jan 25

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    Always, when I had read stories of women got raped. I felt highly touched by it and having the irrational fear getting raped. Maybe it has something to do with my past life...Don't...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I'm stupid and punched a door today trying to get the tracks lined up while locking my staff out of the building today, it worked but now my hand hurts hours later and all the...
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 25

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