The Need for Laughter
by Adam Zack — April 22, 2020
As we head into the sixth week of the new normal with Covid-19, I have been reflecting on the increased mental and physical stress for pretty much all of us has risen. Like everyone, I miss the interactions of normal life. For the workers who have to stay home, those daily conversations about movies, TV, music and hobbies leaves a void. One of the greatest joys in my life is laughing. That good old deep belly laugh when I see or hear something funny. Now with everyone wearing masks you can’t even tell if someone’s smiling! So I was thinking about a moment in my life that happened that every time I think of it I can’t help but smiling.
I was about 19 and would go down to Rosarito, Mexico with my brothers and dad because my youngest brother would ride in motorcycle races. We’d camp on the beach and eat tacos and just hang out. They were fun guys’ trips. One day my brother Mike and I were walking down the beach and these two girls were walking towards us, one clearly more attractive than the other. As they got closer, I turned to Mike and said “Mine’s cute, yours is kind of fat.” He responded right away “She’s not that fat.” Cracks me up every time.
Here’s a couple more that hopefully will at least bring a smile to your masked face.
A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The driver says: “Ugh, that’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen.”
The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to the man next to her: “The driver just insulted me.”
The man says: “You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”
I went to the zoo the other day, there was only one dog in it.
It was a shitzu.
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”. The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now what?”
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