YEAH. I am that girl. Yeah, my mom is that mom. We had to go to church, but she dozed off during the sermons. As soon as my brother's butt rattled the pew, or my shoulders shook with laughter, she was awake. And we were silenced.
But it never worked. My brain does NOT let things go. I could think of something TODAY that made me laugh in high school, and I still giggle. So last night, in biology lab, we watched a video about blood types and transfusions. The doctor being interviewed explained that most patients picked their spouse as a blood donor, since they are so close to them. However, being close to someone does NOT mean their blood type is the same as yours! I guess that wasn't common knowledge back in the '70s, when the video was produced. She said, and I quote:
"The problem with these transfusions is that the patient would die."
Um, YEAH! That sounds like quite a major problem, actually. The way she said it so matter-of-factly just cracked me up, and I laid my head on the cool stone tabletop and laughed until I cried. I took some deep, calming breaths, and slowly raised my head to watch the rest of the video. Then I pictured the lady again, and heard her again, and laughed more and more. I don't know if I can't focus on things that aren't funny, or if I have a short attention span, or I'm just really silly and immature. Either way, I like it!
Today I laughed very loudly at work when a coworker asked me to sing the Step-by-Step theme song (oldschool TGIF, anyone?!) because she couldn't remember the rhythm. Have you ever laughed very loudly in a cubicle environment? It is a very uncomfortable experience, no matter how funny you are or how much you love laughing. I could feel disapproval radiating through those carpeted-cardboard walls from all my serious coworkers. Good thing that's not like, my career or anything...
As a 1930s wife, I am
I am SO pleased by this!
Oh, yeah... I should be studying for my biology lab midterm tonight.