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Diatribe: Ten Things That I Find Funny But Probably Shouldn’t.


TannerKidDo you ever find yourself laughing at something and realize it’s probably not funny?  Do you giggle when someone sips soup or coffee that is so hot they burn their lips?  There are many times I find myself snickering when I’d rather nobody knows that I’m amused.  Here are ten examples …

  1. Someone burning the roof of their mouth with hot pizza.  You can see the agony in their eyes.  If they fan the inside of their mouth with a waving hand it’s all the more funny.
  2. BlackSocksAndShortsMen wearing black socks and shorts.  This is sad, really, more than it is funny.  It makes me wonder if they have no loved ones that might have stopped them.  Bless his heart.
  3. Anyone walking into a closed glass door Florida Snowbirds have stickers that they put in the middle of their sliding doors to prevent this hysterical happy hour mishap.  Sometimes it works.
  4. People on stilts.  You know they’re going to fall and you know they’re going to look ridiculous when they do it.  Bless their hearts.
  5. Unicyclists There is no way to ride a unicycle in a dignified manner.
  6. UglyBabyUgly babies.  “Oh, she has such perfect skin!” she said, ignoring the baby’s mustache.
  7. Extra Large Speedos.  Some things should NOT be made in size “extra large”.  Tight-fitting banana-hammocks are an excellent example.  It’s funny to think that these guys believe they can “pull it off”.
  8. Karaoke.  I’m told it’s rude to laugh at someone who’s really been practicing … but I can’t help.  I figure that if they were really good singers they wouldn’t need a drunken audience.
  9. Seeing someone overflow their gas tank.  They will think that they smell like gasoline all day long even if they don’t.
  10. HighHeelStuckInTheGroundHigh heels stuck in the ground.  She looks so poised and beautiful, dressed in her finest, until the heel of her stiletto sticks into the ground causing her to fall flat on her face … permanently bruising her ego.

I suppose, if one is so inclined, one can always find a silver lining of “funny” in any uncomfortable, sad or tragic situation.  A mastery of the art of inner laughter would be a wonderful social tool.  I can’t do this.  I’m told there is no filter between my brain and my mouth and inappropriate laughter sometimes results.

The next time you hear someone say “Bless her heart”, listen carefully because they could be laughing on the inside.

What do you find funny that you probably shouldn’t?


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From → Diatribes

  1. Um… YouTube videos of people being punched in the face? Every single second ever of America’s Funniest Home Videos? Yeah, I’m terrible.


  2. Bless your heart or Bless his or her heart in Southern lingo means the next thing I am about to say will be how stupid that person is. You mean you don’t like babies with a five day growth on his face and bushy eyebrows? Downtown, the women get their heels stuck in this grates that cover the open parts of the sidewalk and then walk off without their shoe. Thanks for sharing, BTG


  3. shamansmith permalink

    Bless your heart.


  4. When people slip on a patch of ice, but then pretend so hard they didn’t do it, look furtively around to see if anyone is watching. I’ve been on both ends of this. Sorry to be so late, I had a backlog of blogs to read.


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