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Funny Real Life Scenarios And Situations That I Found Amusing

Updated on May 7, 2012
There are times when people just like to act silly.
There are times when people just like to act silly.

Countrywomen made this request after I wrote a funny story about the man on the bus who offered a Yo quiero Taco Bell Chihuahua to the bus driver as a Christmas present in April. I may not be the funniest person in the world, but I have come to realize over the years that my impromptu sense of humor often is just what the doctor ordered. No one can define what you find amusing in this lifetime, but there are many true to life situations that are down right hilarious without being so at the time. This is a collection of real life events that come across as very entertaining now looking back. Many of these events are based on a journal that I have kept off and on during the years. Some of the details have been changed, but the ideas remain the same. I found these experiences to be quite humorous, so many these funny tales will remind you of a few of your own.

Mrs. Conversation Hour

I remember how Mrs. Conversation Hour flung her shiny hair around her shoulders as she gossiped with students rather than teaching class. Every day she wrote the assignment on the board and then went back leisurely socialize at her desk. Several of us students actually did the work and turned it in by the time the bell rang, but the majority of the class sat at their desks just talking. A few of Mrs. Conversation Hour's favorite students crowded around her desk and decided to share the latest high school gossip. One day a couple of the girls in our class overhead Mrs. Conversation Hour telling one of the boys that she had a dream she had taught the class dressed as a clown, so the girls decided to play a trick on her.

A few minutes went by and both girls went up to Mrs. Conversation Hour and told her about how they dreamt about her teaching the class dressed in a clown suit, and she shrieked and laughed about how this was a great coincidence. It never occurred to Mrs. Conversation Hour that these two girls were pulling her leg. After a thirty minute conversation with these girls, she apologized to the class for not even writing the assignment on the board, but she hoped we would enjoy the tale about her dream regarding the clown suit. For someone who did not even teach class, Mrs. Conversation Hour graded very hard on the board assignments, which caused a great rebellion when over sixty percent of the class discovered they were failing.

Mr. Invention Factory

Mr. Invention Factory loved to add ludicrous details to history discussions, such as how Catherine the Great watched soldiers take showers at the barracks. We were not falling for this, but he sure had fun describing all the details to the class. He was really obsessed with describing R rated scenarios to the class that after awhile his lectures could have passed for Harlequin romance novels. He loved to speculate some really odd theories regarding Napoleon, and of course some of these bizarre pondering had to end up on a handwritten quiz. Not before or since have I had a teacher that was so intrigued with historical hanky panky, but his musing were pretty humorous because he came across as quite obsessed. He was the first and last teacher I had that felt so comfortable talking about such topics, and he was truly one of a kind.

Babysitting For The Bookophile

I love books as much as anyone else, but sometimes the love of books can just be taken to the extreme. Once I babysat for a man who owned more books than a small county library branch. He surely loved to read, but it turned out he liked to read a little bit more than he liked to work. Behind his back his wife complained that he refused to get a job because he wanted to stay home all day and read books, so this marriage did not last very long as you can imagine. He was a very nice man and I enjoyed our knowledgeable conversations, but I was literally floored seeing those wall to wall books. I guess he and his wife were literally not on the same page.

She Threw His Guitar Out The Window

Personally I do not like nor encourage the destruction of personal property, but it was pretty amusing to hear the drag down screaming fights our neighbors had. One time our neighbor got so mad at her husband that she threw his guitar out the window, and soon after that we saw him carrying it around with him everywhere. He used to scream at her about how he did not know where her pink comb was, and one time she locked him out of the house in a bath towel. Okay I could not help but listen and watch some of these events because they were loud, and the often this was more entertaining than television.

The Man Who Got Around Town

One neighbor was frequently seen with women that were not his wife, and after awhile I finally figured out what it meant. The first time I saw him with another woman I was at a block party and I remember asking someone if he had remarried, and she sort of alluded to the fact he liked to play the field. This was not the first and last time I saw him with other women that were not his wife.

One time a single lady walked up to his apartment with a blender and she was up there for about forty-five minutes. She came running a few minutes before his wife pulled up, and then she went back up there later after his wife left again. It was sort of amusing watching how this man ended up with several ladies around town, but I think his wife knew about it and did the same things.

Do you ever find real life situations amusing?

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      jeny 6 years ago

      truly,laughter is the best medicine

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Oh don't we all need a laugh.The bus driver incident is hilarious!

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Sorry these stories were not funny aslanlight!

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      aslanlight 6 years ago from England

      Not on the same page! Heeheee

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      debbiesdailyviews 6 years ago

      Thank you for the heads up, or hubs up.

      I will take a look, you're a great writer.

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I still write Debbie, but this is an old hub. You have to click on my latest hubs to see what I am up to now.

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      debbiesdailyviews 6 years ago

      Please tell me you are still writing, as I would love to follow you, but fear these comments are quite old?

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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Zeta Sfico,

      Glad this made you laugh.

      Lorlie,

      Yes day to day life is always amusing. I very much agree!

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I loved this, SweetiePie, I find day-to-day life pretty danged funny...Maybe I'm a bit of a nut, but I don't think so, it just keeps me sane.

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      Zeta Sfico 8 years ago from Underground Kingdom

      hehehe.. funny! that's make me laugh!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      My dad was willing to pose with plastic flowers too, but I dare not post that here in case one of his friends would ever stumble upon it lol.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Really? :-) Cute!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Glad you enjoyed it. That is my dad hiding behind the mask at the crafting store by the way :).

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi SweetiePie, I enjoyed reading this hub. Funny moments like drama does happen a lot in real life. :-)

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      RYPcontent 8 years ago from Chatham, IL

      Who needs Comedy Central when you have neighbors???

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Glad I could make you laught Juliet :).

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      Juliet Christie Murray 8 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      Very amusing hub sweetie Pie you make me laugh

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I definitely plan on writing a book like this one day. Thanks for reading and commenting Proud Mom.

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      i LOVE this hub!! I love to hear when I'm not the only one who experiences imcidents like this, whether I'm a part of them or just a witness to them!

      My favorite was the guitar thing.

      Please write the book!!!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Jessica,

      I am glad you enjoyed this hub. I think long hair is pretty cool also :).

      Waynet,

      I love the analogy about how neighbors shouting is similar to a game of tennis with words. It is amusing to see some the things people get realy upset about too lol.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I think everyone has had the neighbours arguing and the comical shouting match going on, it's like a game of tennis only shouting words in relay.

      I'll always remember the time when I was woke up by this woman outside screaming Nooooooo Nooooo Noooo, all the neighbours went out to see if everything was ok expecting that something catastrophic had gone off and then my mum asked her what was wrong and she replied....rather feebly the toast is burnt! and then she ran inside her house.

      That to me was hilarious and I'll remember it forever!

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      Jessica W 8 years ago

      Thank You so much Sweetie Pie for sharing your humor! You have great hubs and they always hit the mark. BTW, I really like long hair the best ; )

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I agree laringo, real life is the best source of laughter and humor :).

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      These are so cool and enjoyable. Just the really simple joys of life that one can look back and reflect on and laugh at. Great Hub SweetiePie!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      That makes sense and I understand protecting your computer. Mine is invaluable to me also :).

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      No joke. So I keep it protected at all times. You might say I have a million dollar laptop with my programs for construction and tons of files. Not to mention my little writings.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Goldentoad,

      I hope that is just a joke about someone tossing your computer bag. If not, I guess just keep an eye on it.

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      very entertaining hub sweetiepie. I am like that guy that goes around everywhere with his guitar(except in my case, its a computer), and for my scenario, my work bag and computer was tossed outside and the damage was done, cracked screen and all, but my files were good and so I've carried the new one around ever since.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Mighty Mom,

      People have always suggested I write a book one day, and I have a small manuscript and never have done much with it. The illustrations of funny scenarios is a brilliant suggestion. I do have many more stories, and your idea give me wonderful inspiration.

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      They say the devil is in the details, and you sure have a knack for revealing devilish details about mundane situations! I love these stories and the names you give your characters! You should compile these into a book with illustrations!

      Great hub, SP. I am sure there are many, many more where these came from! MM

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      marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

      Truth is better than fiction, certainly applies here. I think there are hundreds of entertaining things happening around us all the time if we slow down enough to listen and observe.

      The most fun I had in Las Vegas, after I lost all money to play with, was sitting outside on a bench and watching people -- unforgettable!!

      Thanks for the giggle. Be careful folks - we never know who might be watching and writing about us!!

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      Julie-Ann Amos 8 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Love it. Guitars out of windows? Now that is sacrilege

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      Julie-Ann Amos 8 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Love it. Guitars out of windows? Now that is sacrilege

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      I laughed out loud when I read about "Mr. Invention Factory". That was a very funny story. He definitely sounds like "one of a kind". Thanks for sharing!

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      mikeq107 8 years ago

      Hi sweetipie :0)

      I had a History teacher who acted out the whole of "Monty python and the Holy Grail " All by himself...to teach us about medival Knights....never forgot it and scored high in history that year :0)

      I had another overweight teacher Mrs X who used to hide sasuages in the nfat of her stomach to keep them warm for lunch, women was like a walking smogus board!!!

      Great stories...real life is fun!!!!I liked them all

      Mike ;0)

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      dingdong 8 years ago from South India

      Nice hub S.Pie. It's nice you share them.

      Btw I just posted a hub which I think is funny.