What do you do to stop yourself laughing at really inappropriate moments?!
We've all been there, standing in the middle of something really serious when the image of your friend falling flat on his face in that puddle in front a crowd of people the other day pops into your mind. What do you do to prevent the laughter?! Once I start, I really can't stop...
Cough! Put your hand over your mouth and start coughing. Gives you a chance to get yourself under control.
Use reverse psychology on yourself. Tell yourself, "Go ahead and laugh. Go on." Then try to imagine what the reaction will be to your inappropriate laugh if you do go ahead and laugh. Usually sobers one up in a jiffy.
Silver Poet had a point. Try to imagine the reaction your laugh will have. In the world of business, an inappropriate laugh could cost you millions of dollars. That would certainly sober you up.
If that doesn't work, distract yourself. Whether it's by coughing or biting your tongue, anything that snaps you out of it in that moment is helpful.
However, I personally can't use reverse psychology. When I do, my brain thinks of it as sarcasm... and finds the sarcasm really funny... and I end up laughing even more.
laughter is always a best medicine,I think you should think of something that make you laugh more,it will reverse the the laughing process.
Hold your breath. Pinch yourself. Imagine it is you and not another person.
When you realise your laughter has been inappropriate, appologise, just say sorry.
Yes I've been there what I do is bite my tough and I end up make a strange noise followed by fake coughing
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