Friday, November 14, 2008

I Tried Not To.....



Okay, I know I have not posted in a while, but I couldn’t let this one slide. Today they called and woke my ass up to report to City Court. City Court is where you go for simple Class C traffic violations. They called me at nine to be there at 9:30am. Yeah, they don’t give you a chance to wipe your ass, let alone brush your teeth.

Anyway, as I am walking into the court building and heading up the various sets of stairs, to sign in for court, I run into this family of seven. We have mother, father, and the five stair step kids. Yall do know what stair step kids are, right? That’s when the kids born so close together that their difference in height is only a matter of inches. I kid you not, people. The kids had to be ages three, four, five, six and the little four to five month old strapped to his or her mother’s chest. I’m not joking about the ages either, folks. I mean homeboy was back up into mommy’s goodies before the stitches had time to heal.

So, I was walking up my first set of stairs when I run into the little clan, and they walking in a horizontal line, so I have to hug the wall to get by them (not really, but close). As I was walking up the second set of stairs I hear this thumping sound. “Clunk-ity, Clunk, Thump, Clump, Thump, Stud.” So, I run over to look over the banister when I see the four year old sprawled out on the floor, looking up at his parents. I got to give the little man credit though. He manned up and didn’t cry or anything. You have thought this kind of thing happened everyday, especially since the parents didn’t seem to react at all.

But that’s not what this post is about. The post is about the fact that once I realized the kid was alright, I had to fight to urge to laugh. I mean I literally had to bit my lip to suppress a smile, because that shit was too funny. And yes, I know that it is sick to want to laugh when someone falls down and potentially hurt themselves, but I can’t help it. Anytime someone falls down I find that shit extremely funny. I don’t care the race, gender or age. That shit is just funny to me. It’s a sickness, but it’s not my fault. I was brought up on Slap Stick humor. The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and all those other black and white comedy geniuses use to crack my ass up.

I gotta say, it’s a bit hypocritical as well. Seeing as that I am the first to wanna fight when if I fall down and someone laughs.

-One Man's Opinion. Peace.

18 comments:

mp1 v.8.0 said...

i'm always laughing when someone falls. hell, i've even laughed at my own mother.

i thought u were saying little man got hit by his parents for being outta line. that would've been gangsta

stair kids???? wow!! lol

RunningMom said...

WOW! Look who came out of hibernation!!

Don't be too hard on yourself though, I would have laughed too so long as I knew he was ok.

:)

Sha Boogie said...

If your sick, then we got the same disease -- because I laugh BEFORE I even know the person is ok, lol.

Ieisha said...

Call it your complex simplicity.

We won't judge you about laughing at the little one falling.

I find myself chuckling when folks take a spill. Except for when it's Buddha. Then all bets are off.

Turn me up a lil said...

me and u have the same sickness

She Needs said...

LOL..I bet that was a sight to see. My nephews are stair kids

JACK said...

Oh, then you would ADORE my most recent post. I'm exactly the same way. Go take a peek - I promise it won't disappoint.

Ms. Behaving said...

I ain't eeeeeeven mad atcha...

::WHISPERING:: Lawd knows I find nuff humor in watching folks bust their @sses.

It's a shame [I tell ya!!!]

clnmike said...

Lol, your better than me i would have bust out in hysterics.

RealHustla said...

See, that's why you have to hold the baby's hand. Their motor skills aren't 100 percent yet. Po lil man. There's so many of 'em he has to walk solo. Even though I'm laughing, you ain't even right.

Mark D. Aster said...

Man, if you're going to laugh at falling kids you should have referenced W.C. Fields, not Chaplin (LOL).

Curious said...

You see this is why I don't carry a gun. As many times as I fall on my ass, I'd have to come out shooting if people started to laugh at me.

Mark D. Aster said...

I remember in college it was icy once day, and I slipped in front of like a hundred students on their way to class. What was funny was that I only fell on one knee, and kind of threw my hands and books in the air, looking like Al Jolson. Everyone was clapping, 'cause it was kinda messed-up funny.

Instead of shooting, I improvised a loud "TA-DA!!" and a good time was had by all.

Give peace a chance, Curious (LOL).

lyre said...

You are me in police uniform. I think you'll like this Youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBub5A0jgOE

By the way, I missed you.

-eve- said...

Hehe. I laugh too ;-) although sometimes it does seem to be unkind...lol! one stops laughing if it's more than just a fall, though ;-)

FREEDOM said...

MAN I WOULD HAVE TO HOLD BACK THE LAUGHS TOO, BUT IN MY PRIVATE TIME THAT SH** WOULD COME OUT LMAO!

FREEDOM said...

@Mark I fell ON one knee too. It was at a club going down some stairs. I fell on one knee like i was praying holding onto the stair rail. Thank God the lights were dim and that many people weren't there yet. That sh*t was soooo FUNNY!!! I even WROTE A POST ABOUT "WATCH YOUR STEP"! http://freedomfreed.blogspot.com/2007/02/watch-your-step.html

One Man’s Opinion said...

How nice to know that I am not the only one with a twisted since of humor. I love you people. And it was nice to be missed. I wasn't really gone. Just hard to find time to post when I am not here most days.