"We're not laughing at you, we're laughing with you." A lot of humor, either scripted or in real life, is derived from the foibles, falls, and flubs of our fellow humans.
But we don't always think it's funny when we're the person being laughed at. Reddit user thelittlegoodwolf_ asked "What is absolutely hilarious as long as it's not happening to you?" In less than 2 weeks over 15,000 responses were received.
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Unintentionally insulting someone.
The other day I was complaining about someone I don't like.
Friend : "Oh! It turns out I'm related to her. Her dad is an a-hole too."
Me : "Ahhh so it runs in the family!" cringe "Oh.. I wasn't referring to you!"
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I got a call from my First Sergeant once while doing medical coverage at a crew served weapons range... Definitely said I love you as I was about to hang up. What I didn't know was that he was using me as an example of a soldier ready to be promoted to Sergeant in a NCOPD. (noncommisioned officer professional development breifing) I was on speaker to every NCO in my unit. And the Sergeant Major who had stopped in to offer some guidance.
I went from being Doc, to being Cupid.
Telling embarrassing things while being drunk. Bonus points if you don't remember anything you said the next day.
And then they slowly come back to you in agonising drips throughout the day until you're curled up in a permanent cringe at the sheer awfulness.
And then a week later when you open a beer to relax, you start to think about the embarrassing stuff again. And then you're sitting there (with) a bottle of shame in your hands
Calling the judge "Your majesty."
people do this?
You generally refer to them as your honor but some get confused.
"Thank you your majesty."
"Thats 'your honor' to you."
"Of course, I swear it on my honor, your majesty."
Someone getting scared. I scared the sh*t out of my SO when I got home from work a few months ago. Saw the TV on when I was heading up the stairs so I figured he was still up. I heard him turning the TV off right when I was at the top of the stairs so it was dark in our bedroom.
I jumped through the doorway and yelled, "Boo!" in my high pitched little girl voice. He shrieked at the top of his lungs, like I could hear genuine fear in his voice. I really didn't expect him to get that scared, he said he was falling asleep as I got home and that's why he didn't hear me when I opened the garage door and bounded up the stairs.
I can't help but laugh every time I think about it. Like a full on deep belly laugh. But I swear if he ever did that to me I'd be pissed for weeks.
I once answered in the wrong language and my massive brainfart didn't allow me to understand that what I was listening to was french so I kept answering all their questions and replying to their comments in German. Solid five minutes of "what is going on?"
This happened to me abroad. A professor in Japan asked me a question in Japanese and I answered in Spanish. This son-of-a-b*tch replied back in Spanish.
You should've kept changing languages until one of you broke.