Laughing is great!
Giggling is fun!
You should do one or both every day!
I love a good laugh!
Yes, indeed, I do!
But, just like anything else it can be overdone.
A few rules to remember:
1.Inappropriate laughing makes others angry
2. Fake laughing is annoying
3. Giggling at everything can make others want to scream: “Please, just shut the heck up!”
1. WHEN LAUGHING IS NOT DEEMED APPROPRIATE.
Laughing at a funeral is not a good idea, unless someone is intentionally telling a funny story to ease the tension, then a light tittering maybe appropriate, but knee slapping, poking others in the ribs, and howling like a demented wolf baying at the moon is not. You just may end up in a casket yourself, so just refrain or leave the service.
You can cover up the fact that you’re an insensitive creep, by covering your mouth to hide the laughter and looking ill, so those who see you leaving will think you’re so broke up about the death you are going to have to vomit.
But, you will have to do this before any knee slapping or rib poking has occurred or your cover is blown and no amount of fake crying will help you.
2. GIGGLING GONE WRONG
Giggling can be cute and alluring if it is done right.
Giggling at everything and saying how funny someone is every other sentence is just plain annoying.
Scene the first date: Brad just made a little joke.
Lisa’s response: “OH, BRAD YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!” *Giggle*…*giggle*…*giggle*…*giggle*…..*giggle*…..*giggle*…*giggle*…*giggle*!
“OH BRAD YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!” *GIGGLE*…*GIGGLE*…
By that point Brad has had enough and has just gotten the heck out of there!
3. THE FAKE LAUGH- ARE THEY JUST NOT GETTING IT? OR TO POLITE TO SAY: “NOT FUNNY, DUMB BUTT!”
The fake laugh makes one instantly uneasy, you’re not sure if they hate the joke and are too polite to say so, or if they just don’t get it and so they are over compensating by screwing up their faces in strange and unusual ways and laughing in a manner that makes you wonder if their head is about to spin completely around.
Either way it is very annoying.
Stunned silence at your stupidity would be better than a fake bout of laughter from an insincere nincompoop.
So, remember if you’re going to laugh-to laugh responsibly!
Make sure your laughter is appropriate and sincere and if you’re not sure how or when to giggle – for heavens sakes just refrain!