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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 115 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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    FUNeral

     Remember the first three letters spell "FUN"
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    The older I get the less I fear death.It is inevitable and at my age I spend a lot of time going to funerals and supporting the bereaved.As for what happens after death, I have no...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Jul 27

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    I laugh when theres nothing happening or when a room is quiet. so boring films librarys and ever funerals are a nightmare to keep a straight face
    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    This is my problem when i'm at the church lol cus its really quiet and i just start bursting out its so hard to control it lol no offense
    exprouser14 exprouser14 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    "I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M Jul 30

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    Michelle Obama told a joke about men they didn't find funny. That's hilarious theguardian.com, Friday 8 August 2014 Jessica Valenti When I saw that Michelle Obama joked at the...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M Aug 15

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    Hahaha Laughter is good physically and psychologically it uplifts your mood, mind and soul!Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I know that one day I will die! This is the only true thing I can count on be unavoidable in this life. Will it be from a car as I walk down the street, or my heart while I sleep...
    Panth69 Panth69 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I probably fear life more than I fear death. There are far worse things in life than there are in death. I’d like to think of death as a liberation of struggles, diseases...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 31

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    They say that laughter is the best medicine, and many times in my life I have found that to be true.I am so sad to learn of the passing of Robin Williams, one of the funniest, most...
    khiely khiely 22-25, M Aug 12

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    I was so damn quiet in my class n was nt much popular.. I was always alone.. I loved to sing but my music teachers never would take me into the school music team for any...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I believe people people come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes to make us feel better and lift our fallen and battered spirits. To bring and laughter. To make us realize that...
    brokenscarred brokenscarred 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Hi :) Does anyone have any advice on how to getting over the fear of flying? Background Story When I was young, I didn't have any fear of flying at all. I was fine with it, and I...
    LonelyKaty LonelyKaty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I had a very dear friend that was often the cause of my inappropriate laughter... Usually it was simply through eye contact... I miss him very much...
    HisWetWife HisWetWife 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I don't fear death; though I do have some issues coping with grief. I come from a family that did not really help me to understand and cope with grief, so even now at age 42 I'm...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Fear of death vs fear of pain? I think reason pepole fear death is often because of the pain that comes along with it rather than actually being dead. All short of terminal...
    gypa gypa 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today i will never forget because today I really saw you and you really saw me. Today I looked into your eyes and felt you. You held me in your arms letting me know i was safe...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    This has been a recent development. I am really not sure if it's right for me to fear this but this is causing unwanted stress in my life. It started last year in December. I had...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Not totally strange, but had the fear of driving for the longest time. Especially for a guy. Conquered that fear. Not just a fear but a burden off my shoulders.
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 27

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    All my life I have lived in fear of social rejection. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 and I could not speak a word of English. I was sent to live with my aunt who...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 1 Response Jul 27

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    It was the start of my freshman year. Deep into a depression, bipolar episodes, scars up and down my left wrist, suicidal thoughts screaming through my ears, sticking my finger...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Fear is beautiful, well depends how you look at it with the sort of soul you have problem is, can you handle fear? To conquer fear, look at yourself in the mirror and make all...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    Everybody has fears wheather they admit it or not. My big fear is astraphobia ( fear of storms) Heavy rain I can handle. Loud thunderstorms make me really nervous.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Aug 2

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    Mom is protective, she tell me everything that could go wrong, I live in fear , I do everything carefully, exhausting, feeling so negative Dad yells at me, his way of telling want...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I have a fear of body odor. I realize it is a strange and irrational fear, but I am terrified of body odor. I take 3 showers a day, always have my lush brand deodorant, and carry...
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    This fear IS normal.. how significant a part it plays out in our lives is very much down to us the individual. However ..if we didn't have this fear, we just wouldn't be human...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F Aug 16

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    I don't fear death, I fear what happens to my loved ones that I leave behind, that I can no longer protect, I've been close to death many times, my heart has actually stopped 2...
    HeadStrongPro HeadStrongPro 16-17, M a week ago

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    So I joined the military and got stationed in Texas. I'm originally from New Jersey. One fear that I didn't know I had until I got here was the fear of being alone. Feeling alone...
    cyrusthevirus74 cyrusthevirus74 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    Hate is fear. Fear of goal deprivation. Or fear of losing what was gained.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    My greatest fear is not being able to have children. Ever since I was little I knew that I would want to be a mum someday. Then I started having strange nightmares about babies...
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F Jul 29

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    The evening spills its teeth into the night and becomes as distant as the day. On the corner at the end of a street; a gang of people call my name and embrace me, shoving gifts...
    StrangeCity StrangeCity 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I don't fear death, I fear my existence meaning nothing to anyone. I am afraid I have not changed someone's life. I am scared that I won't matter.
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I don't go out looking for death defying experiences, but I adventurous. A former Marine, I'm a motorcycle rider and love to try a lot of adventure sports. I guess I don't fear...
    Brandona7x Brandona7x 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I don't fear the death of myself, I fear the peoples pain around me, it would unravel so many lives.
    ScottM13 ScottM13 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I Don't Fear Death, it's as simple as that. I know that's a really random thing to say but it's true. It's another unknown and naturally I'm curious as to how etc. Everyone does of...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F Aug 5

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    I don't fear death.. But, I fear pain.
    teeaaaa teeaaaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I don't fear death because I'm not traumatized or have horrible (or any memories) of what was before birth. That non-existence is my only connection to death, and I can't remember...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    For some reason, i feel this fear... when i am approaching people that i found interesting and curious about or when i am trying to sit near my dearly beloved. I am trying to...
    spinningtime7 spinningtime7 18-21, M Aug 15

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