My husband is Awful, but Funny

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    My husband just told me that there is a dwarf who rides his bus on Tuesdays. I told him that she is a little person, because dwarf is considered a rude/bad thing to call someone.

    He then told me she is a dwarf because if someone handed her a battle axe she would definitely know how to use it. I could NOT stop laughing!

    Some days he just makes me laugh so hard!

    What made you laugh today?
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  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Looking through the Toscano catalog (they sell lawn ornaments and statues) we found a couple of funny items we could buy and place in the yard, facing the icky neighbors' yards. A troll with-his butt up in the air, a realistic alligator, a realistic black panther ... A bit too mean-spirited and expensive but worth laughing over before we throw the catalog in the recycling bin.
  3. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member


    It's fine. Just keep smiling Mom.
  4. Doglover8

    Doglover8 New Member

    I amost fell out of my chair reading this. I am ashamed to admit I am absolutely terrified of little people. I don't know why but I get all nervous, my hands get sweaty and I can't catch my breath. I don't know why it's not something that i
    I've always been afraid of but more so as a young adult than a child. Definately not something to take lightly, what kind of person am i, that I am scared of little people. I don't know what it is but Suzie it did make me laugh.
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    DL8, we all have fears that may not make sense to others. It doesn't make you a bad person.

    Sort of reminds me of the time that Jessi, age 2.5 or 3, went up to a man in a wheelchair and asked how he got it. He started to get upset but I asked her why she wanted to know. Apparently she thought it was really cool and wanted to know what she had to do to get one. I have not seen someone laugh so hard they almost tipped their chair over backward before, but I did then! He finally calmed down and thanked her for asking, and me for making her say why she wanted to know. He had some high school kids give him a hard time earlier that day and was a bit sensitive right then.

    Of course a few mos later she colored the cat's belly green with a marker. SHe was coloring in the lines, in her mind. I just still wonder how she got the cat to let her do it.
  6. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I missed the joke, as usual. Why are little people funny? Or scary? They don't bother me at all. I am differently abled and I don't see people who are perhaps genetically different as I missed the joke???
  7. nlj

    nlj Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I don't get this Politically Correct stuff. 'Little Person' sounds far more patronising to me than 'Dwarf'.

    I'm 4ft 11in so only a few inches outside the official height limit for a 'little person'. If anyone called me a 'little person' I'd give them a few choice words in reply.
  8. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    A dwarf is usually deformed a bit. I'm 5'0 tall so I'm right with your, Lucy. I just don't see why we make fun of different looking people, who are that way through no fault of their own, when our children are different and we wouldn't like them looking down at them or making fun of them. A midget is a person who is in proportion but very, very short. That's about it. KInd of like a black person is a person with darker skin.

    I don't get the humor.