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When I find it highly amusing when other people fall over?

51 replies

flutterbee · 07/02/2007 10:34

It just makes me LOL, I can't help it.

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Fillyjonk · 07/02/2007 10:35



NbgsYellowFeathers · 07/02/2007 10:36

You'd have loved seeing the woman that I saw the other day.
She'd got her skirt caught in her knickers and was totally oblivious.

I was rofl for hours after
I am cruel at times but we need a laugh.


flutterbee · 07/02/2007 10:37

I actually LOL when I read that.

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flutterbee · 07/02/2007 10:37

Can you imagine how much I am looking forward to the snow tomorrow, it should be a laugh a minute.

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onlyjoking9329 · 07/02/2007 10:38

no unreasonable at all my DS's fav programe is you've been framed his fav bits always involve people falling over or getting wet, i do dread him seeing a little old lady fall over cos i know he will laugh so much and probably ask her to do it again


dmo · 07/02/2007 10:39

my dh goes mad cause i cant help it i just laugh
fell myself on sunday brused one side of me and needed stiches in my knee and i was laughing and crying at myself

i think its a nervious thing


NbgsYellowFeathers · 07/02/2007 10:40

pmsl at snow
I might stand on my doorstep tomorrow and watch the fun.


dmo · 07/02/2007 10:40

already laughing at the thought


suzycreamcheese · 07/02/2007 10:41

its just basic slapstick...and very funny..will always be funny just so long as its not you!
love it!!!!


flutterbee · 07/02/2007 10:44

LOL what I really love is when they try desperately not to fall over, and either run forward a bit and land head first or legs and arms get thrown around and they just end up on their backsides. LMAO!!

My DH thinks I'm mean but I just can't help it, I totally expect people to laugh at me when I fall over and break into the football chant "she fell over. She fell over"

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charliecat · 07/02/2007 10:48

Not unreasonable at all


grouchyoscar · 07/02/2007 10:54

Nah it's fine...I went AOT taking DS to school yesterday and I found it funny.

It was nice that someone pulled up to check I was OK tho


mytwopenceworth · 07/02/2007 11:00


I think it's funny if someone has been pratting about and they come a cropper. Show-offs who get their comeuppance is always amusing! (unless they are seriously injured, then although I may still think it's their own fault, I wouldn't be giggling while the paramedics are working!)

I don't think it's funny if it's a small child. I do not understand how someone can laugh at those you've been framed things when it is a little one being hurt or scared or upset.

Nor do I find it funny if someone is just going about their business and has an accident.


WigWamBam · 07/02/2007 11:01

You'd have laughed like a drain at me last Friday then, flutterbee. I bet the workmen who picked me up and stopped dd's hysterical crying thought it was hilarious as well.

Shame about the cracked rib and bruised legs, and the fact that I still can't walk without pain but hey, at least it brightened someone else's day.


karenj1980 · 07/02/2007 11:08

I'm always falling over. Two weeks ago I fell onto someones head on the Train [embarrassed]

I was too busy playing on my phone when the train turned a corner and I fell over onto the guy that was sitting on the floor.

Even worse, I couldn't get up. So my ladie bits were on his head!!! I asked is your head alright lol

Lady passenger had to help me up.

Of course I laugh at people falling over but not a week goes by when I don't fall over something



Jasonthunderpants · 26/06/2010 20:25

What I find very funny is when someone puts a heel on a dog turd and skids

Ha ha


dannyblanchflower · 26/06/2010 20:29

About 10 years ago my son and I actually saw a woman slip over on a banana skin - it still makes us laugh now.


marriednotdead · 26/06/2010 21:01

I may be growing up as the last time I saw someone fall, I actually checked if she was ok. She was sprawled out face down on ice, and I felt her pain & embarrassment.
However, some years ago I had just emptied my suitcase and went to step over it, caught a foot on the inside straps and landed face down like a starfish in the middle of my lounge
DD was the only witness fortunately, but still talks about it.


Katisha · 26/06/2010 21:04

YABU I had a friend like this. You don't need someone laughing at you when you already feel incredibly foolish.


Morloth · 26/06/2010 21:07

See I only laugh when it is kids because they are almost always doing something silly and will be just fine (usually).

I wouldn't laugh at an adult though because usually they are NOT being silly and are more liable to be hurt.


Happybutknackered · 26/06/2010 21:11

I can't help but laugh too but the funniest thing I've seen is when FIL walked into a patio door on holiday with a cup of coffee in his hand - then he did it again a couple days later, this time with a pint of lager. I had to go off into the bedroom to laugh cos no one else seemed amused but I just couldn't help it (grin)


starsareshining · 27/06/2010 00:24

I laugh whether it's an adult or a child. I just cannot help it. I also laugh at myself even if I'm alone. I have fallen over and then been loudly laughing for a few minutes afterwards.

I don't always laugh if my son falls over but I would say that I do find it funny unless it looks as though he'll be really hurt. I try not to outwardly laugh at him because he doesn't like it.


OnEdge · 27/06/2010 00:27

I dont get it, but I had a freind who used to LOVE it.


Quattrocento · 27/06/2010 00:28

When people with disabilities fall over, do you laugh harder? Does it move up the scale from hilarious to side-splitting? And if they injure themselves in the process, does that make your day?


piprabbit · 27/06/2010 00:31

Nope - don't get it at all.
Can't bear to watch 'You've been framed' type programmes either.

I'm too busy feeling the other person's pain and humiliation to laugh.

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