Do you laugh when someone falls down?

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  1. webismine profile image58
    webismineposted 14 years ago

    We shouldn't, but we do... what do you say?

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      sandra rinckposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I do.  I know it aint right but it is funny.

    2. NunezWillLearn profile image61
      NunezWillLearnposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I too do it but then I compensate it by laughing at myself when it's my turn.

      May God forgive my sins

    3. caranoelle profile image78
      caranoelleposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I help them up. Find out if they got hurt.

    5. Bredavies profile image62
      Bredaviesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on if they get hurt or not

    6. Haunty profile image72
      Hauntyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      No, webismine.

    7. Google Gal profile image59
      Google Galposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I don't , thats mean , I would try to help them up and hope they were not hurt

  2. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 14 years ago

    no, I don't. unless it's funny and the person is laughing, but not if someone is hurt.

  3. DogSiDaed profile image61
    DogSiDaedposted 14 years ago

    Depends how far

  4. runner2975 profile image61
    runner2975posted 14 years ago


    i mean yes.

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    fun2hubposted 14 years ago

    hard to say

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    bloodnlatexposted 14 years ago

    Point and Laugh...That's what I say...  Then make sure they're all right

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      lyricsingrayposted 14 years agoin reply to this


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      baconmidgetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      words to live by

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        fun2hubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        What does it mean?

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    jennafawposted 14 years ago

    I hold it in and offer help. If it was myself, I would laugh it off..

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    reeltaulkposted 14 years ago

    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

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    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    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 lol  swear

    1. Cagsil profile image69
      Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Same here! lol

    2. Katelyn Weel profile image90
      Katelyn Weelposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I'm the same way... It's embarrassing actually tongue

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Only when I see it on America's Funniest Home Videos, and not always then.

  11. pddm67 profile image60
    pddm67posted 14 years ago

    I have to admit that I have (and sometimes still do) laughed when someone has fallen. I know - it's not nice. Sorry smile

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

    No, I suppressed it and laugh inside, but if the fall is bad, I dont laugh at all

  13. lorlie6 profile image72
    lorlie6posted 14 years ago

    It ALWAYS depends on the situation!

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      lyricsingrayposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      lair you always laugh lol  j/k

      1. lorlie6 profile image72
        lorlie6posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You promised not to tell, lyrics...

  14. BEAUTYBABE profile image69
    BEAUTYBABEposted 14 years ago

    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.

  15. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    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..

  16. Megavitamin profile image70
    Megavitaminposted 14 years ago

    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.

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    shinujohn2008posted 14 years ago

    I agree ,shock is the first reaction and then laughter comes second, only if the person is not injured

  18. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    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.   hmm

  19. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 14 years ago

    Only if their name is Boris Yeltsin and they completely drunk smile

  20. Stan Fletcher profile image58
    Stan Fletcherposted 14 years ago

    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."

  21. sunflowerbucky profile image61
    sunflowerbuckyposted 14 years ago

    I'm typically the one doing the falling, so yep laugh it up!

  22. mrpooper profile image38
    mrpooperposted 14 years ago

    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!

  23. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 14 years ago

    "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.

  24. Cleanclover profile image43
    Cleancloverposted 14 years ago

    If i feel funny i laugh. not big deal

  25. GL Bell profile image59
    GL Bellposted 14 years ago

    Well if it was one of our politicians I would LOL!!!

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    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 big_smile

  27. Dame Scribe profile image57
    Dame Scribeposted 14 years ago

    Usually only after getting over shock of possible injury and helping them. I get wimpy, hmm

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    sandra rinckposted 14 years ago

    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.

    1. stormie92 profile image57
      stormie92posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      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!

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        Denno66posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Sure, you don't... lol

        1. stormie92 profile image57
          stormie92posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Ha, I don't. Just snow balls....

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            Denno66posted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Somehow, that sounds more compassionate. lol

            1. stormie92 profile image57
              stormie92posted 14 years agoin reply to this

              They were throwing ice at my friend and I!

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                Denno66posted 14 years agoin reply to this

                Then: Game on! big_smile

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                  stormie92posted 14 years agoin reply to this


  29. Sara Tonyn profile image60
    Sara Tonynposted 14 years ago

    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! lol

  30. DevinG profile image61
    DevinGposted 14 years ago

    I laugh to myself, unless it looks like it hurts. If it looks like it hurts, then I feel sorry for them.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 14 years ago

    No, I do not..I am disabled ( physically ) and when I fall it is a serious matter...its never funny when anyone falls

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    A. Faurholtposted 14 years ago

    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.

  33. Beth100 profile image69
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    No, but I laugh when I fall down... big_smile

  34. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 14 years ago

    It depends on who fell ! I would still help them up though

  35. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 14 years ago

    NO Way. It actually scares me. Maybe because I work in a nursing home and I know how badly the patients can get hurt.

  36. Dim Flaxenwick profile image79
    Dim Flaxenwickposted 14 years ago

    pompous politician slips on a banana skin YES
    An old lady slips on icey road   NO

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    TMinutposted 14 years ago

    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!

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    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 lol

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      baconmidgetposted 14 years agoin reply to this
  39. LizzyBoo profile image60
    LizzyBooposted 14 years ago

    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.

  40. dfunzy profile image59
    dfunzyposted 14 years ago


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    baconmidgetposted 14 years ago

    @ crazd dont ever go on an escalator and fall going up cause then you will fall for hours

  42. akirchner profile image92
    akirchnerposted 14 years ago

    But of course - and then I try and help them back up while trying to stiffle the is a natural reaction and as I've fallen many times and had people laughing like crazy, I understand completely!

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    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Of course. They always laugh at me when I fall. Well, unless it has the appearance of a serious nature.

  44. terced ojos profile image61
    terced ojosposted 14 years ago

    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.

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      Citrus000posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      "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.

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    xhennycposted 13 years ago

    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

  46. Jayne Lancer profile image92
    Jayne Lancerposted 13 years ago

    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.

  47. sumosalesman profile image60
    sumosalesmanposted 13 years ago

    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.

  48. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 13 years ago

    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.

  49. lightning john profile image59
    lightning johnposted 13 years ago

    I laugh when I fall,

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    Audreveaposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. Art 4 Life profile image59
      Art 4 Lifeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      someone can be hurt badly by falling if by accident,...I never laugh, but I go over and see if they need if they fall on purpose, to be funny...yes I will laugh...


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