By shewholaughsatthedead - 30/07/2009 01:44 - Canada
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When I get nervous, I sometimes get uncontrollable laughter for seemingly mundane stuff too.
Because GOD FORBID people get offended! My grandfather died about 2 years ago. I was devastated, I cried throughout the days between his death and his funeral, and I cried throughout the memorial service the day before the funeral. But at the funeral, once the priest started throwing the holy water onto the casket, I couldn't help but laugh. I don't think that makes me an insensitive person. Sometimes when you've been crying for days, you need a laugh, even if it is at an inappropriate time.
same happened to me. my grangran was in a nursing home out in Minnesota. I was in cali. we flew out there, drove from Wisconsin to the nursing home, arrived in the lobby and met with our cousins. gran was in critical condition but we hadn't said a word since we arrived so as we walked toward her room I just cracked up. when we got to ger room she died. my mom and aunt got pissed at me for it but those damn awwwkward silences always get me.
Actually, I have... Well, I suppose I couldn't tell if my face was red, but I distinctly remember choking. I'm not going to say YDI because, as a person fairly easily amused, I know sometimes... sometimes you just HAVE to laugh. Besides, laughter is a very good thing when grieving; it helps you get over the grief. Being able to enjoy yourself in light of grim news is a sign of moving on. People need to lighten up, and just fucking laugh. Shit's funny, get used to it. It's like repressing your sex drive.
Laughter is jut caused by the tension and such. I remember having a very good laugh with my brother and cousin on my grandmother's funeral. It's not like we wanted to or were having a blast, it's just a way to release tension, although I can understand people think it's odd (which it is :p).
Hi everyone, person who wrote the FML here. There seems to be some sort of confusion going on around here, I didn't laugh because my stepmother said that my grandmother was in a better place, It was just the wrong thing to burst out laughing to...not that the funeral helped at all. And thanks to those who made nice comments and stupid ones. It made my day a little bit better 8D