Have you ever been the only person laughing in a movie theater? Ever noticed something hilarious that no one else got? You’re not alone.
The lovely, very funny, and very talented writer, Lisa Shiroff is an online friend who wondered about the same thing. Below is a bit of our online exchange.
Lisa wrote: “It’s so much fun in my head. But people around me never seem as amused.”
Jay wrote: The problem, Lisa, is that so few people understand that most of life is screamingly funny. Kudos to you for figuring out that life is only serious for people with a genuine fear of facing reality.
It starts as mom busies herself building a nursery while the baby is building his\her tiny little body by sucking the calcium and all other nutrients out of mom’s bones and turning her figure, which allowed mom to become a mom in the first place, into a Goodyear blimp with cankles.
Next, we have the formative years, which is the politically correct way for parents to say, ‘I love you so I’m not going to kill you for being a daily worry, robbing my piggybank, setting the kitchen on fire, and making me miss my chance to tour Europe, where I might have met pleasant people, the sort who don’t simultaneously hate me, think I’m stupid, and cause my auto insurance rates to look like the national debt of a Third World country.’
Then, off to college. This is an institution fully funded by the conversion of every parent’s comfortable retirement into keggers and unoriginal sin.
Then, the wee ones finally arrive at adulthood, where they find that the grind of working a job you hate is considered “normal,” everything is taxable, and everyone is expected to conform to concepts of society that are traditional, rather than well-thought-out.
Have no fear, one can always move back in with the parents until such time as it’s necessary to start building a nursery while the baby is…
Jay QUOTED: “…Then, off to college. This is an institution fully funded by the conversion of every parents’ comfortable retirement into keggers and unoriginal sin…”
Lisa wrote: While I love everything you wrote in that answer…the line I quoted above is yet one more reason why I drink.
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