Do you ever laugh so hard you start to cry?
This seems to happen to me a lot. I have absolutely no chill, and when something funny happens I have a hard time collecting myself.
I honestly don’t know if this story is worth a blog post, but I hadn’t laughed this hard in such a long time that I felt like I needed to tell the story.
My date and I decided to play some N64 together last weekend (Sidenote: I can beat any of y’all in Super Smash Brothers. Possibly in Mario Kart as well), so we hopped on the elevator and pushed the button to go to the 13th floor. Another man dressed in some kind of funky costume hurried onto the elevator after us.
He pressed a button as I asked him about his costume, and quickly began to get visibly flustered as the elevator ascended. He frantically pushed another button, and apologized for making us stop twice. He continued to talk about his costume and pressed a third button. Then a forth.
At this point I just lost it.
This guy wasn’t drunk; he was just somehow very confused or terrible at multitasking. It reminded me of the scene in Elf where Buddy pushes all of the elevator buttons because they “look like a Christmas tree.”
We were all able to laugh about it, and my date helped the man figure out how to get to the lobby of the building where he was trying to meet up with his friends.
Today’s lesson: Krista has absolutely no chill when it comes to others embarrassing themselves.
Is it embarrassing to laugh that hard in front of a date? How do you learn to keep your cool in funny situations like that? This might be the only time I will ever say, “I. Just. Can’t.”