Day 7: Who or what makes you laugh so hard that milk shoots out of your nose and why? Slapstick, dry witty comedy, your kids, Monty Python? We highly encourage stories, video, photos and other things that might endanger our computer screens with flying milk! Or really any beverage.
This has got to be one of the easiest prompts to write about! I knew exactly what I was going to write about as soon as I read it. There are so many options to choose from; however, the one that sticks out the most is the movie Marley and Me. Who would laugh at that movie, right? That’s supposed to be a heartbreaking movie about a dog who works his way into the lives and hearts of his owners and then ends up dying during the movie (sorry in advance for the spoiler if you haven’t seen it).
I really have no justifiable reason for being so amused by this movie, but I’ll explain it anyway, and maybe someone out there will find some humor in it. I know at least one person reading this will, because she was involved in it too!
There we were, sitting in the movie theater, watching the movie. You can see what’s going to happen a mile away. It’s one of those things that you just assume from the beginning of the movie but secretly hope it never happens and that the family will live happily ever after with this amazing dog. Nope. The dog dies. We all knew it was going to happen. It was inevitable. That’s not the funny part, though! It was sad at first, it really was…until the woman sitting behind us started sobbing uncontrollably! The next thing I knew, my friend and I were both crying. Not because we were also saddened by this heartbreaking death but because we were laughing so hard at the woman sitting behind us! I know. I’m a horrible person, and I should not be allowed to go to movies in the theater that end in heartbreak ever again. You never know when someone’s going to burst into uncontrollable tears causing you (or me) to respond with tear-jerking uncontrollable laughter.
Next, there are late night conversations. Have you ever reached that point of being so tired that everything is funny? That happened to me very recently. We were sitting in my sister-in-law’s bedroom, when one of my closest friends comments on a “Nut Cure” book sitting on the bookshelf in the dining room. Now, this book had nothing to do with nuts (get your mind out of the gutter!). It said something like Nature or Nutritious. We were all so tired that my friend made quite the interpretation from a distance, which set us all off into a fit of uncontrollable laughter. I’ve had some really amazing times with this particular friend, and we have a knack for making each other laugh at random times.
I’m not sure if that was funny enough to make milk shoot out of your nose, but I hope you find it somewhat entertaining. I sure did at the time, and writing about it now makes me chuckle a little still.