“Elaine: Ugh, I hate people.
Jerry: Yeah, they’re the worst. ”
― Jerry Seinfeld
Lord, I hear this all the time. Mainly from me when I am driving around Nashville. People not only can be the worst, but your friends too.
Joe what are you saying? I am confused.
Well thanks for asking third person.
I have a way to figure out if your ‘friend’ is actually, your ‘friend.’
Years ago when I worked at channel 2, someone said, ‘hey Joe, come here and watch this. Let me know what you think.’ So I lumbered into this edit bay to watch this tape. 4 minutes later, my life was changed. For the better? You are damn straight.
I watched something that had me in tears, absolute tears. Here it is.
Yes, the legendary ‘Farting Preacher.’ Sorry but farting is funny. It just is. And this video, so well done, literally has me in tears every single time.
As I finished watching this, I thought to myself, can you be my friend, someone to hang out with, if you don’t laugh at this? I honestly don’t know. I actually asked someone to watch it one time, with NO personality to see if they would laugh. Someone who never laughed at anything. My own little experiment. After about 2 minutes, they walked out, didn’t say a word and didn’t crack a smile.
It worked! It worked like a charm and has worked about 5 times since then too.
I truly believe laughter makes the world go ’round and ’round. Come on, ever been some place and a lady farts and you don’t laugh? Then you need to just go back home and start again.
And yes, I will forever be 12 years old.