Story of a lost journalist

October 26, 2008

Hahaha anyone? :-(

Filed under: Daily Rot,humor — Cris @ 02:08
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I am losing my humour bone. I remember adding the humor tag to posts so often some time back. I used to be not able to stay serious for too long. But now its showing signs of withdrawal. Even in my talks. Well not entirely.

One set of people are not happy with my responses and find my involuntarily uncalculated responses too rude. For instance, if someone says hey that’s a good song and I like it I say ah very rarely you do show signs of homosapienism. Totally unintended to be hurting but there I am assuming too much. Cause something I consider silly may not be thought so by someone else. I learnt it when someone said something to me, apparently as a joke and I was offended. And he pointed out that this was something I always did to everyone – stress “on a pretty large scale”.

I don’t know an easy solution to this. Best one would be to know when and to whom you are cracking a joke at. Some people laugh with you and it’s a success, some people feel laughed at and you are a loser (and in potential danger). The when-part is equally important. Because there have been instances when the same friend who laughed for the same jokes proved quite annoyed on another instance – and wasted no effort in telling it lightly – so when you make an acquaintance its always good to think first – will she or will she not laugh at all times, has she shown a history of yelling/scratching at the initiator of bad jokes, will she in dire circumstances cling to physical attack? You get the picture, safety is most important.

But that’s one side of the story. On the other side there are people, who assuming my humor side is still strong and kicking make calls, throw something at me waiting to crack a smart one and shake them up in endless mirth. Unfortunately in an attempt to retain my funny-girl reputation I either say something entirely too clichéd or nothing at all – like I was too dumb to get it. Worst of all is my ejection of 2-worded attempts at laugh – a heh, a heh more and a ha.

Friend: joke-bait

Me (thinking): eh eh

Friend (not giving up): you see it is j-o-k-e b-a-i-t

Me (suddenly enlightened): oh yeah

Friend: So so (alas, that line of expectation)

Me: Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Friend: Eh?

Me: heh

Friend: Eh?

Me: Heh

Friend: Oh (realization finally setting in… shes lost it)

Me: Haha?

Friend: Hmm

So that’s the sad story. I have taken the somber path against my wishes. I am going to drown in Wodehouse or Woody Allen or Linwood Barclay for days now. And I will try Seinfield and Garfield and Helen Fielding – or I will just change my name to Wood Field – that’s obviously got to give out some good result.


  1. Interesting! 🙂

    U know, ther actually is a humor bone, albeit in the brain. (

    2 videos. One on offending. One designed to offend. Both funny.

    Comment by Jay — October 26, 2008 @ 10:10 | Reply

  2. Forgot to add, the dialoguez NSFW and intended for pple above 18!

    Comment by Jay — October 26, 2008 @ 10:15 | Reply

  3. Ah, yes! humor. Just make sure u are on the same page, channel, etc as everyone else. Hmmm! that can prove to be a tad tricky i guess. I release my humor( you heard me- my humor.Apparently i do have it. Just not when i’m writing.) only in select groups nowadays. Times change, people, even groups change. U don’t feel like laughing at the same jokes u laughed at 3 years back. Its normal. No need to pickle yourself in humor(whoa! that can lead to other problems. U know what i mean?) Relax sweetie! Find humor. Its all around you.
    P.S. Wood field? Seriously?

    Comment by M.Rose — October 27, 2008 @ 00:50 | Reply

  4. Maybe bcoz u r stressed for some reason..Take a break and spent time doing the most liked activities ..Happy Diwali..Eat lot of chocolates,u’ll have a great mood 🙂

    Comment by Nimmy — October 27, 2008 @ 11:15 | Reply

  5. same pinch on that.. even I’ve been kinda missing the same factor since a while now.. but I guess it’s OK. Some times make you think fun, talk fun. And there are other times when you feel a li’l deep or philosophical, or plain lazy or boring. That’s OK, we’re all human.
    And I feel it’s best when we don’t try to fit into the stereotypes which people set for us. Need to realise that we cannot keep performing to everyone’s expectations all the time.
    I have a friend whom I call my personal laughter therapist. The other day, he was sounding low, n me was like ‘its sooo not like him’ w/o even realising the fact that: as a person he must also be having his mood swings n everything.. just because we see a regular pattern of public behavior in a person, doesnt mean that we can expect the same out of him all the time.. we need to give the same space to our own selves too..
    And your funny bone must b hiding somewhere around the corner.. you will find it soon anyways!! 🙂 Take care n have fun!!

    Comment by usha — October 27, 2008 @ 15:24 | Reply

  6. @jay, good to know that about the bone!

    @M.Rose, select groups is a very good idea. I can tell thats something I should learn! Wood Field, hehe maybe just when I write? How about Cris Woodfield?

    @Nimmy, hehe yes thats a good idea! But I cant say I am stressed not when I dont even have a job! Sigh! Happy Diwali dear!

    @usha, ah yes, its soo not like him or her – something we all say not realising they are people like us. Hmm I wonder if people say that about me now?! One friend has told me once “Wow you talk seriously like this too? I had no idea you could!”. I dont know if I should be happy or sad to hear that! But well sometimes, you like to be treated more than a funny joke that took a human’s shape! Yes dear I am on the hunt for my funny bone!

    Comment by Cris — October 27, 2008 @ 17:01 | Reply

  7. Ah ! Releasing humour ! 🙂 Just being yourself is good enough i guess. Sometimes i have discovered that i need to just be ! And sometimes i need to just be alive to laughter !

    I am glad you are on this path. Sometimes such reflections polish up the funny bone ! Stay happy !

    Comment by Kavi — October 29, 2008 @ 11:01 | Reply

  8. narration of ur daily things with humor touch is my fav in ur blog .. keep writing them .. it juts relaxes my mind .. i need that a lottt! so pls get back the humor bone soon!

    Comment by ros — October 30, 2008 @ 22:29 | Reply

  9. @Kavi, I sure hope it does!

    @ros, I am hunting Ros I am huntin’

    Comment by Cris — November 3, 2008 @ 20:33 | Reply

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