Things That Make Me Smile

May 22, 2014

There are many things that me smile: When I see Jenni smiling while she is watching a movie, or when Carter say’s the funniest things….. which is all of the time. A few people ask me where I get my ideas from to blog about things. Well, if you’re my friend and you know me and my life– you KNOW there are boatloads of ideas and events that I can share with you all. (At least I can say I don’t lead too boring of a life, albeit I don’t travel and see the world- rather, all my experiences happen to transpire on the home front.)

I had blogged a while back about people’s strange addictions and the absolute craziness of it all. That was fun to write about, even as bizarre as most of the issues some of the people I wrote about suffer from, it was comical. To me, anyway. The other day I was surfing the web and came across some very weird support groups. (How I got there, who knows, but it had me entertained for quite a while.)

We all know about the support groups for weight loss, exercise, alcoholism and support groups for parents of children with special needs or without special needs. But I bet you never heard of these doozies:
I Fell Down and Can’t Get Up Support Group: For those little old ladies who are waiting for the paramedics to arrive and have nothing to do while lying there. Just crawl to your laptop, get to this support group and chat away… it is freeeee! Even if you are not that old and just need a few minutes to get over the pain and work up the ambition to get up… this group is for you!
My Spouse Is An Ass Support Group: Disclaimer— not for anyone actually married to a donkey— This is a safe place to come in and complain about your spouse or significant other when you would rather kill them in their sleep. Which is illegal and would only lead to prison time, by the way.
Just Lonely And Bored support group: Being bored can lead to serious problems. Come on in and speak to other lonely and bored people before you break the law or find yourself running naked in the streets.
Flatulence Support Group: Some people find excess gas funny, but we here at our website think you need a place to vent your problems and release your concerns about this embarrassing problem.
Pet Owners Abuse Support Group (Pets abusing us): Too long have we been abused by our pets. Cleaning up their poo, wiping their butts, bathing them on demand after they roll in something dead outside, verbal abuse, sleep loss. You are not alone, do not be ashamed. We are here to support you in your time of need.

Yes, these are real support groups out there on the world wide web. I should mention, that there are just as many people suffering from PHOBIAS out there too. I can’t even imagine who comes up with a diagnosis, let alone a phobia-name for some of the disorders many people suffer from. A phobia is an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. Some of these make sense. For example, you may suffer Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder, or
Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark or of night. Then there is Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13, or something more common as, Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying. (Something I can attest to having).

Then there are the ‘You are afraid of what?’ phobias. These include peculiar aversions like: Ablutophobia– Fear of washing or bathing. (Ewww), Aulophobia– Fear of flutes, (seriously?), Cathisophobia– Fear of sitting (I can say I don’t suffer from this…or the next one), Euphobia– Fear of hearing good news, and I definitely have never had this one either, Cibophobia– Fear of food. This one, Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets, I can understand someone running for the hills upon meeting Mr. Sock puppet, because clowns scare the hell out of me.

I probably should have titled this “Things That Make Me Laugh (while scratching my head)”, because I can always find the humor in almost anything- even if it may not be funny to some folks. Especially the poor people who have these phobias OR belong to one of these crazy support groups!


One thought on “Things That Make Me Smile

  1. Oh Lori, THAT was a gem! Made me laugh until I was in tears. Are you sure you weren’t a stand-up comedian in a past life. To say I really enjoyed reading that would be an understatement my witty friend!!


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