Yes, I do. I know it aint right but it is funny.
Yes, I too do it but then I compensate it by laughing at myself when it's my turn.
May God forgive my sins
I don't... Unless they deserve it. I was watching this jerk riding his bike in and out of traffic on a very busy 6 lane road, causing issues for the cars. He then hit the sidewalk and down he went. I laughed, but he totally deserved it. On the other hand, there was a little girl walking along in the mall with her mom, she was totally behaving, and she slipped and fell when her shoe hit the slippery floor, and I didn't laugh.
I don't , thats mean , I would try to help them up and hope they were not hurt
no, I don't. unless it's funny and the person is laughing, but not if someone is hurt.
Point and Laugh...That's what I say... Then make sure they're all right
I hold it in and offer help. If it was myself, I would laugh it off..
sad to say its almost like a natural reaction, especially if you witness it and it was in slow motion ,allowing you to see every facial expression they had until they hit the ground. I have actually laughed and helped someone at the same time. Couldn't help it, it was just one of those scenes that tickle you
OK I shouldn't but I do and when I fall down I can't stop laughing and make myself out to be twice the fool swear
Only when I see it on America's Funniest Home Videos, and not always then.
I have to admit that I have (and sometimes still do) laughed when someone has fallen. I know - it's not nice. Sorry
No, I suppressed it and laugh inside, but if the fall is bad, I dont laugh at all
I wouldn't laugh if someone fell, because I wouldn't want to think that someone would laugh at me if I had a fall. Even when people fall, you don't really know how bad they are hurt sometimes, because they do a good job at hiding it, so play it safe and don't laugh at any time is my motto.
My first reaction when someone falls, ALWAYS, is shock...I am worried that they have hurt themselves.
Depends entirely on the circumstances whether I find it find it funny after that..
There's always that awkward pause where you have to wait to see if they laugh or cry, then act accordingly! I hate when I fall and no one is around to laugh with me--it feels sadder than it is.
I agree ,shock is the first reaction and then laughter comes second, only if the person is not injured
I don't laugh. I feel bad for them because, based on taking a few too many "headers" myself, I know exactly how they feel.
Only if their name is Boris Yeltsin and they completely drunk
Yes. Laughing comes first, then first aid second, if necessary. I launched myself off a treadmill one day in the gym and had everyone laughing when I said, "Shows over. Resume your workout."
I'm typically the one doing the falling, so yep laugh it up!
I laugh when I fall down. Why wouldn't I laugh when someone else does? I usually try to contain my laughter until I'm sure they are alright. If they are fine I let loose!
"Are you all right?" is always the first thing out of my mouth if I see someone fall. Then, once injury is ruled out, if the person feels comfortable having a laugh about the situation, I'll laugh too.
I don't, I go to help them up and ask if they are okay..if it's me falling then h#ll yea i laugh at myself and expect ppl to laugh with me
Usually only after getting over shock of possible injury and helping them. I get wimpy,
Well, my kid fell down today on our morning walk. She got a nice purple bruise that matches her bright purple t-shirt.
I laughed... then I realized she was hurt, then I did not laugh. When I figured she was okay, I laughed again.
Depends on the situation... If I dislike the person, yes. If they are my friend I help... then laugh.
But sometimes I get this horrible urge to just shove a little kid in the snow... But I never do that!
I admit it, I laugh -- unless it's an obviously tragic fall. Of course I feel terrible if the person is hurt. But if they're laughing, I'll lose it!
And if it's someone who's unbearably haughty or snobbish or smug, I'll really laugh! (Again, assuming there's nothing indicating they're hurt.)
For what it's worth, I laugh when I fall too!
I laugh to myself, unless it looks like it hurts. If it looks like it hurts, then I feel sorry for them.
No, I do not..I am disabled ( physically ) and when I fall it is a serious matter...its never funny when anyone falls
It certainly depends on the situation. If we talk about a drop from a chair, and the person is alright, then I think it is okay to see it from humoristic point-of-view afterwards. But I keep my mouth shut during. It can always go terribly wrong.
NO Way. It actually scares me. Maybe because I work in a nursing home and I know how badly the patients can get hurt.
pompous politician slips on a banana skin YES
An old lady slips on icey road NO
Depends on what the fall looks like - sometimes it looks like a vaudeville comedy routine and laughter just comes out. But that's pretty rare. I'm way more likely to laugh at myself falling just imagining the flailing and such!
I tripped up the stairs the other day...and yes you all can laugh at me about that too I was laughing my arse off
Well I fall down 2 days ago. I was taking off a train, but the stairs were so slippery. I end up on my knees and the people were just walking arround me.
I do not laugh when something like that happen.
I do laugh, when my friends fall down in a funny way and laughing, then I do too. When it hurts, it is not funny.
@ crazd dont ever go on an escalator and fall going up cause then you will fall for hours
But of course - and then I try and help them back up while trying to stiffle the laughter...it is a natural reaction and as I've fallen many times and had people laughing like crazy, I understand completely!
Of course. They always laugh at me when I fall. Well, unless it has the appearance of a serious nature.
Hmmm...I had a teacher once. Not fat but just genetically large. "Big Sexy" I used to say to myself. Anyway I had a good deal of respect for her because she was the first adult that treated me as an adult and actually listened to my opinion. She was going over the assignment and as she walked to the chalk board to illustrate something she was talking about the heel of her pump caught in one of the tiles and broke off. She went tumbling and slumped to the floor with a thud. I remember as she began to fall feeling terrified that she would be hurt when she hit the floor. It was scary. The most amazing thing about the encounter was that noone in this room of 35 11th graders laughed or snickered for that matter. We all had a great deal of love and respect for this teacher. She slowly got up and brushed herself off. She gazed over the room and sighed to herself then said. "thank you all for not laughing"..I doubt she knows to this day the love she garnered from us. It was at that moment that I stopped laughing at people who fall. I don't even have the inclination to laugh at them. I imagine though that if she had been your typical controlling butt-wipe of a teacher we would've laughed our everlovin adolescent hearts out.
"Big Sexy" sounds like a very wonderful person, and I really enjoyed reading what you had to say about her.
It is not my first instinct to laugh at someone when they fall, I am usually too worried that they hurt themselves, especially if they crashed hard, or if its a little kid. But there are times when what made the person fall was funny and you can't help but let out a giggle, especially if they think its funny also.
See I have a friend named Nina who can't help but break into pieces laughing when someone falls! FRiday night a small group of us went out for dinner and I was wearing brand new shoes that happen to be VERY slippery and as the waitress was guiding us to our seats I slipped and landed right on my knee! Nina tried so hard to keep it together to ask me if I was okay but just couldn't help herself! I'm cracking up as I write this! She just can't help it, I hope I'm around one of these days to witness her bust her *ss! It's not nice to laugh at someone when they fall!! : D
It depends ...
If somebody really falls, I'm shocked and rush to help.
If it's a silly trip, I might laugh, especially if the tripper is wearing a business suit (don't ask why).
But I never find it funny if it's an elderly person.
Most of it depends on how obnoxious the person is and whether it truly hurts. Old lady spilling all her groceries on the street? No. Guy slipping on a wet floor while treating his girlfriend like a toilet over his cell phone? Definitely.
I don't laugh if the person hurts because of it, but if they don't hurt, then I might laugh. Depends on why it would be considered funny, or not.
No. I laugh at other things but people falling always just makes me feel worried for them and then relieved when they're ok. It just never strikes me as funny.
by backporchstories 9 years ago
When was the last time you had a good laugh?In our world today, we see all the striff and turmoil around us that we become like stone, harden. Laughter has always been good medicine. When was the last time you laughed, not chuckled or gave a "ha ha", but a good hearty laugh?
by sooner than later 11 years ago
some people just can't help it, some people just don't care. I'm 53 now- and I would like to think that I am more mature than I am. Today my wife and I grabbed lunch at my favorite chinese place and the guy in the next booth behind my wife farted so loud that it startled her. haha- I watched her...
by Money Fairy 8 years ago
When is the last time that you really belly laughed about anything ???and were truly happy?
by Jenny Pugh 8 years ago
Do you see the humor in life? Do you laugh a lot?"Laughter is the best medicine" do you agree? why?
by Actingperson 11 years ago
I'm trying to find out more about inappropriate laughing. I have done it for years. I love to laugh but sometimes it has got me in trouble. Please tell me if you are the same or even if you aren't. Tell me what you think about people who do laugh at inappropriate times. ThanksLou
by Laura Schneider 7 years ago
Can you laugh at yourself?
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