By Honey Badger - United States
Today, I was at a meeting. One of the other members decided to share that their cat had passed away recently. I got an uncontrollable nervous laugh, started crying because I was laughing so hard, and left the room while everyone watched in horror. FML
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  Dracoboxer357  |  35

25- I don't completely agree. I believe for some people, they aren't actually laughing at a dead cat or any other misfortune, it's just a nervous reaction because they don't know what else to do in that situation and they panic. Some people just burst into tears. Some get the shakes. Some laugh themselves silly. :) We've all seen it before, it just happens I guess.

  NuTrees  |  9

I have a nervous laugh as well. It's embarrassing and uncontrollable. She tried to leave the room. in those moments where you can't control your nerves, that's the best you can do. Sorry OP. trying to get others to understand is hard. GL

  JurassicHole  |  5

All you people jumping up at OP need to chill the fuck out. Many people have a nervous reaction that involves laughing, plus some people (like OP) when they realize they're laughing it makes them more nervous do they laugh more. OP isn't some cold hearted bitch or some lunatic, that's just her nervous tick. I've laughed a bit at funerals and it's not that anything funny happened or that I'm laughing at the event, it's just a lot of pressure that can make your mind do things it normally wouldn't.

I'm sorry, OP, I've had experiences similar to that. You just need to explain it to them as soon as possible. Hope it all works out.

  desireev  |  17

87- Thank you for saying that!
I have nervous ticks that are, sometimes, uncontrollable. I get 'the giggles' when I feel anxious, nervous, or frustrated. I have received many 'Go-to-Hell' looks for it.
I just can't help it! I take medication for my anxiety but the meds don't cure the problem. It just eases the anxiety and makes it less extreme. Sometimes, I feel even more nervous from all the looks I'm receiving and it turns into laughter. Then, like the OP, I have to leave the room in pure humiliation. All while appearing to be amused. It's a terrible thing to endure.
OP, it sounds silly, but when you start to get nervous or feel anxious, take deep breaths and imagine really sincere things. Try to relax! It doesn't always help, but, most of the time, it will! Good luck, OP! :)

  hubla  |  0

Like op said before it was a nervous laugh and that only made her more nervous when she started laughing I mean I have a nervous cough/twitch thing that happens to me

  jakebville  |  9

When I was getting suspended after a fight in school, I blew up in my principal's face with laughter. He looked at me sternly. All I coughed out was pppfffhhhh soowwwwyy