I've written about laughing on here before. But I feel the need to write about it again because I think most of the irritations in the world can be 'laughed' off. Example: that family member that drives you bonkers, that mom that won't stop bragging, being embarrassed beyond belief. People can find humor in all these situations and many more but so many don't.
As a gift I'll share a funny and embarrassing story with you in the hopes you'll find the funny - even a little.
Circa - 1990's. My parents gave me a plane ticket to London to visit a previous college roommate. I'd never been out of the country before (sans Canada). So off I went and explored as much of London as I could. One day while getting on the Tube I couldn't get to a seat quick enough and lost my balance. I slowly (ever so slowly) fell to the subway car floor and proceeded to roll down (yes roll) about halfway down the subway car. As I rolled I just kept thinking 'no' and 'stop' but I just kept rolling. When my body finally stopped moving I was insanely embarrassed. Such a klutz. Aside from my dramatic ball interpretation, the most astonishing part was looking up at all the faces of random Brits. They just stared at me in their stoic glory. No laughs. No smiles. No one asked if I was okay. They just stared down and then returned to their book or staring out the window. Knowing I couldn't ignore what they'd just seen, I said in my very American voice, "Ok come on, you have to admit that was funny." Still nothing. I managed to get back up, join my ex roommate and then I started laughing. I couldn't stop laughing. Thinking about watching a 20 something girl roll down the subway car aisle like an awkward ball had to be a site.
Could you imagine if that had been on America's Funniest Home Video? I would have definitely won the 10k.
Do you use your sense of humor to get through the day? Got any funny stories to share?