We’ve all been there…in the middle of your kid’s piano recital you start laughing for some unfathomable reason at the 6 year old trying to play Claire de Lune. Think of Mary Tyler Moore at Chuckles the Clown’s funeral or Elaine from Seinfeld when Jerry put the Pez dispenser on her armrest during a live show.
How can you stop it? It comes on voluntarily like a sneeze and everything seems funny.
Here are the 3 ‘H’s’, designed to help you stave off the socially awkward convulsions that could render you a pariah.
#1 THE HOLOCAUST
Next time you start giggling during that important board meeting think of the nearly 6 million Jews eradicated by the Nazis during WWII. Perhaps anecdotal at first, think about it deeply and it’ll sure to send a chill down your spine. *NOTE: if it doesn’t work you’re probably evil.
Closely related to #1 and certainly its instigator, Hitler was responsible for millions of innocent lives lost. If this doesn’t work you’re definitely evil.
#3 THE HINDENBURG
“Oh the humanity!” Why did the pilot fly so close to that tower? What the hell happened there? If this doesn’t make you stop laughing nothing will.
*NOTE: not necessarily in order of importance.