Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

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

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    FUNeral

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I tread waters of insecurity fearing one day everything will come to end, will vanish, just disappear into the silence of night. You know very well you are the air I breathe yet my...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 2 Responses May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Storms, silence, darkness.. Three irrational fears cx
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I fear older people, being judge, and being in a crowd without somebody whom I know. Am I the only one?
    Thenevergirl Thenevergirl 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a fear of oblivion, heights, talking to girls that i like cuz i might say something stupid, and i am also afraid of flys...
    screeminganvil8 screeminganvil8 16-17, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Fear...... Fear? No I don't fear death, it is life that I fear! Life is the scary reality for me, death seems like peace in a raging sea. Sometimes death calls to me in soft...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a really bad temper waiting to release. I need to get off the pressure but once it's out, I can never turn back. The first biggest thing I fear is God but the second is the...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I lost my talent. It was misery. I was an expert in misery, writing to strangers worldwide giving advice and flawlessly understanding their situations and what they could do about...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Laughter is very important I believe. If you're not laughing every now and then, what's even the point of living? Laughter is a sign of happiness and joy and living... Knowing that...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One of the funniest things ever I seen in my life happened when I was 9. The sight of this in my memory still cracks me up. So, it was summer and I ran inside the house from...
    BlackBlueBrotha BlackBlueBrotha 41-45, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There were times when I ran head on into the breech. I didn't fear it then. I don't fear it now as I am into my 50's. As my wife says an worries about, I can revert to my youth...
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A 75-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk. The Receptionist said, 'Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?' 'There's something wrong...
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ingenious Simultaneous Translator A famous writer who was visiting Japan was invited to give a lecture at a university to a large group of students. As most of them could not...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    making people laugh has become an addiction of mine.i try to crack people up alot because their laughter makes me feel good
    late0 late0 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A Day Without Laughter Is A Day Lost Forever
    Restless71 Restless71 41-45, F 1 Response May 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
      I am totally a giggly person, always smiling & laughing! I love to get others laughing too My favorite sound is my children's laughter!!
    nicegirlinaz nicegirlinaz 36-40, F 5 Responses May 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I fear getting my eyes pricked, anything sharp or with a point gets me flinching if it is too close. I tend to avoid scenarios that I come into contact with sharp things, I give...
    timeb4lapse timeb4lapse 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In my country we have had something akin to the term "hater" for many years. Here people kinda think it is something special to our culture, but id say it can be found everywhere...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I remember I was asigned to write about my worst fear in sheet of paper. I wrote that my biggest fear was fear itself. Imagine life where you can't do anything because your scared...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A little over a year ago I decided to leave my home, my city and my province. I moved several provinces away. With only two suitcases. No job waiting. No place to move into...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like such a kid about this, but I'm dead afraid of storms. It's called Brontophobia. I've always been afraid since I was small. I still burrow under my blankets with my...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." Eleanor...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses May 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Here I am... That is what I'm thinking now. When I look back I know I can be proud of what I overcame. But now I'm here... and the difference between then and now is that I do not...
    Paeka Paeka 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If only there was a mood drop-down option that offered up : I am feeling = red wine, zopiclone, lorazepam, and smokes... that'd be grand mate.Feeling out of control when I was...
    NZ13 NZ13 51-55, M May 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't mean this from a nationalistic 'I care only about my country' point of view, I mean that I am scared about what is going to happen to the country and everyone else after...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I would like to know why almost everyone fears death. I am not suicidal, I have always been this way. I want to understand this fear to help someone who is terrified. I have...
    lonewolf41 lonewolf41 41-45, F 1 Response May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    His head felt heavy as he cut across the land, a dog started crying like a broken hearted man at the howling wind. He went deeper into black then deeper into white; see the stars...
    Jac1970 Jac1970 41-45, F 2 Responses May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, it's rare but I don't know about irrational because it does happen on occasion. I'm afraid of a plane crashing into me either into my house or on the highway.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to fear death. I would crawl under the table and cry when I was little. When my mom asked why, I said "I don't wanna die!" Now I don't fear it. I wish I was dead
    Autumn02 Autumn02 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I dont fear death . I fear dying before achieving my goals
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

    Your Response

    Cancel