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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 114 People

    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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    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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    FUNeral

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F Dec 7, 2014

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