MENTAL HEALTH TIP: Encourage others to laugh AT you
Laughing to the point of flatulence has been clinically proven to create a virtuous cycle
Some people get upset when others laugh AT them.
They’re always quick to distinguish that people are laughing AT them, not with them.
As if one were better than the other.
If someone is laughing AT you, congratulations.
They’ve taken the time to notice you long enough to laugh.
And laughing is delightful.
Good job. You’ve made the world a lighter place.
So no matter how they’re laughing, thank them.
Start with a giggle.
Just a little.
Or mimic them.
Or mock them.
Laugh at them like they are laughing at you.
Laugh a them for laughing at you.
Start an absurd laughter battle.
No trenches. No barbied wire. No ken wire.1
Just landmine whoopie cushions and a full battery of guffaws sent right back at them.
you might laugh so much you fart.
And that would be even more delightful
I realize dear reader, that this is one of the worst jokes that I’ve ever written. I also know that it detracts from the overall arc of the piece. My apologies for being such a terrible person. But ya know what? This is a long screwed out case of ‘sorry not sorry’. This could have been easily removed from the text. Instead? I left it there to rot. What’s worse, I’ve given it added attention. And now here you are, wasting more of your precious time and attention reading a footnote on a really idiotic blog post. Every choice you have made has led you to this moment. Take a look at yourself right now? Where are you? Are you sitting on the crapper reading this random drivel? Are your pants around your shins and last nights dinner doing the Corn Kernel Shuffle off to the local sewage treatment facility. You’re doing this intimate deed as the idiotic words from my fingers have wormed their way into your brain. Or perhaps things are even worse and this is the first thing you’re reading today. Good lord! You’re drinking coffee, eating breakfast and hearing about some other subscriber on the toilet! That’s perverse. Good grief James, you’re taking things too far!
I am so grateful for your time and attention.
Thank you so much for reading.
(and for reading to the end)
You’re super rad.