We were at the local rodeo when I was a kid. I was probably around middle school age. When getting ready to leave the Rodeo I slipped in a puddle of spilled beer and rolled down the bleachers finally coming to rest at the bottom, in ABSOLUTE HYSTERICS!!! People thought I was crying, one person even thought that I hit my head and went into convulsions.. I was laughing!
My parents came to my "Rescue" and thought I had suffered some head trauma but When they asked me if I was ok, after a few minutes of trying to calm my laughter down, all I could say was "I was the fat kid rolling down the stairs!" They shook their head at me and let people know I was not seriously injured and I stood up, still doubled over with laughter..
I was able to laugh at myself through that! I just knew that it had to be funnier than hell watching a fat kid roll down the bleachers (I still laugh so hard I have tears rolling down my face right now) People were genuinely concerned about my well being but I know once they knew I was ok, some of them at least were laughing about it... I know I was... hell, it's damn near 20 years later and I'm STILL laughing about it!
We have a choice in this life, to be miserable, or to laugh it off... Just laugh!