I have to disagree with Dr. Seuss. Funny things are not everywhere, but I wish they were. Think of the news. Who wants to watch it before you sleep or when you wake up? Oh no. TV news stations stick in a few cheery stories to relieve the horror, but not enough to make me say that funny things are everywhere.
I woke up at 4:30 this morning—that was not funny—my dog hit me with his paw and nudged my head with his—saying he had to go out, why at that early hour? I tried to sleep after he came back in, no luck so I contemplated going downstairs for a piece of cake, but I don’t keep sweets in the house because I might eat cake at 4:30 a.m. I couldn’t go back to sleep so I looked at Facebook instead of throwing in a load of laundry, mopping the kitchen floor or paying bills. Who wouldn’t?
Funny things do appear on Facebook, I must admit. It’s my go-to source for a laugh.
I saw a cartoon post saying something like why do people post wedding photos, but not divorce photos? I thought, “Certainly divorce photos wouldn’t be for celebration, not usually.”
However, I laughed when I read someone’s comment, “When your ex says, ‘You’ll never find anyone like me.’ Well, that’s the point.”
It’s not happy funny, but sort of funny if you’ve been divorced and heard that line….”You’ll never find anyone like me.” That’s right. Lucky me.
Facebook kitten, puppy and baby videos do make me laugh. Innocent, happy funny. I don’t care at all if they’re corny. Did you see the one this morning with two dogs carrying a long branch together? The branch manager and assistant branch manager?
In the early morning fog of my brain, thinking of funny, something from long ago pops up. In church at the end of the service, a new acolyte was trying to put out the last candle in the candelabra This tall boy kept trying and trying, trying to wield that long-handled candle snuffer. From my pew, I imagined how painful this was for him, knowing that the entire congregation was watching and hoping he could put it out so that the service would be over and they could rush home to lunch and football on TV.
He placed the candle snuffer on the remaining flame over and over again, but that little bit of fire wouldn’t go out. I agonized with him.
An older church member stood up about to try to help, but the altar boy figured out what to do. He stood on his toes and blew out the flame. Everyone laughed kindly. Sympathy, appreciation and relief funny.
Sigh. It’s too late to try to go back to sleep. Rise and shine and I’m thinking that I should write a funny book. Someone advised that you should write the book that you want to read. Hmm.
Anyway, funny… I do love funny stuff. Do you have any funny books to recommend? Any funny little stories to share?
Love to my readers from Cramer Hill and everywhere,
Marguerite (Wunsch) Ferra—writing from Cramer Hill and hoping for a funny (in the best way) day!