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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 117 People

    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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    FUNeral

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I laugh when I'm in a situation I wasn't prepared for, such as being awkward, surprised, made uncomfortable, etc.. I remember taking on a job as a stage manager for a show that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 4

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    The thought terrifies me. For too long I suffered through the emotions of hope, and helplessness, alternating for what seemed to be endlessly. When it was at its worse, I can only...
    HumanAsPossible HumanAsPossible 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate fear, it stops me from doing what I want to do, and being who I want to be. I'm sure it's the same for everyone. Everyone has their fears, and everyone either deals with...
    LHollyleaf LHollyleaf 18-21, M Jul 15

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    I think I am in general a serious kind of person .Now with age I have understood the value of laughter.Doctors even recommenf it to patients.Laughing more helps us to have a...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. In the middle of a serious philosophy lecture me and my friend were ******* about, and I went into one of my laughing fits...
    water202 water202 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Laughter makes you loosen up and not take yourself so serious. Whenever I start feeling drained I get a good dose of laughter! It always does the trick. So liberating!
    lovinlife27 lovinlife27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    What causes the fears that you and I have? Does it always work to say "just get over it"? I don't think so. I think fears have an emotional attachment, and they need to be...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always laugh when I get into trouble at school, causing me to get into MORE trouble :(
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I need to make a confession.....when I was little, I loved the water, I was always trying to get in as much as could, until the day. The day I was hit with a massive wave that...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M Jul 11

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    One time someone in my class made the lamest joke and she started laughing at her own joke. This consequentially led to the biggest chain reaction of laughter I've ever seen. My...
    SabrinaB27 SabrinaB27 18-21, F Jun 28

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    "LAUGHTER is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." ~Walt Disney
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 1

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    It is great when you can share unforgivable moments with someone special.In a world like this we need more laughter and deepness instead of material stuff and worries.We need to...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 3

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    There is no sound more heart warming and uplifting than the unbridled laughter of children <3
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't call it inappropriate laughter when you miss heard someone talking. Every time I'm with friends, I always mistake their words for something else. I would **** myself...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I almost does from laughter in a little rail sense. Many years ago I was having dinner with a friend and the tv was on just to add background noise. I had a mouthful of fettuccine...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Whenever a funny idea pops into my head, I just start laughing. Today that happened at the dentist's office. Someone once told me if I kept doing that people would think I was...
    starnight3 starnight3 13-15 1 Response Jul 1

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    I get lost in my thoughts so much, and one thought leads to a next thought and so on and so on, I have a fear of failure which prevents me from doing things I know I should do...I...
    karmahurt karmahurt 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    A little while ago my friends Tasha and Christina went out walking to the store and this guy on a dirt bike was riding by, I waved at him and said Hi as he was passing us. He made...
    Ester21 Ester21 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I am afraid to eat today. I havnt had one of these days in a while. In all honesty I believed that once I was with my boyfriend this illogical fear would die off. That his magic...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a few fears like everyone but this is for my irrational fear. It's irrational for I don't know where my fear comes from our why I fear it. I fear ladders. I don't fear...
    fallenzero fallenzero 22-25, M Jul 14

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    So I knew this girl since we were about 5 and all through primary school so that's like another 8 years .everyone liked her and she was my best friend ,people started calling us...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    After 10 months of thinking I was in the best relationship of my life, one day my Sir ceased all communication with me. When I look back, it is sad to say that me thinking this...
    ASubsNeed ASubsNeed 41-45, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Everything Happens for a Reason (Part 2) On January 29, I met someone on EP that has become an integral part of my life (I’ll refer to him as “D”). We had many great...
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    Fear is one of the greatest obstacles that this world will present to you.. Fear has roots in everyones heart, and its really difficult to tear out that fear,, but once you do, you...
    Josue26 Josue26 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am deathly afraid of caterpillars. It's completely irrational because they're so small and harmless, they only live to eat then cocoon and turn into flying caterpillars (oh, I...
    PepperGrrrl6669 PepperGrrrl6669 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Like Augustus waters I fear oblivion.. I fear fears I let them rule my life
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Sorry I'm ranting so much about my feelings I just have moments of clarity that I like to share. Remember a time you got hurt? (I'm talking emotionally). Or embarrassed, let down...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    It is a strong fear. Too many times I hear it, I have lived it my self. Being in a violent relationship with someone who really does not care about "you" robs so much from you...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have very few fears, but the ones i do have are paralyzing. Open water, arachnids, large canines make my nerves go crazy. But to be fair, each fear was branded on me by an...
    xxxCL4Yxxx xxxCL4Yxxx 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Pretty soon on Monday, haha my first job ever and it's a service job at a bakery cafe at one of the most famous restaurant. You ask why? Well it's terrifies me to death to talk to...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My main fears are clowns and then the basic being cheated on/being alone fears. But anyone here scared of clowns?
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    A fear is a insecurity... not trying to insult anyone, I have my own fears
    NotYourGirl NotYourGirl 13-15, F Jul 8

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    The last time I posted, I referenced serious "mother" issues. Well, since that time, I've come to a wonderful conclusion: I cannot nor will I place anyone on a pedestal. My mother...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    That's not entirely true I have NO fear instinct.
    WolfForLife WolfForLife 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm trying to found an on-line community. My initial idea was to create it around the arts and nature, because i adore all type of arts from paintings to acting, writing, fashion...
    Charmopolis Charmopolis 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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