… is me. I find myself amusing. I’m witty, sarcastic and I can find humour in pretty much any situation, even when completely inappropriate.
I laugh with myself, at myself and will happily poke fun at myself for the amusement of others. Even in times when I’m alone, I will often find myself laughing outloud at something I have thought or remembered.
I don’t take life too seriously, lets face it, we aren’t getting out alive so we might as well have a bit of a laugh along the way.
You know that wonderful laugh so hard it hurts and tears fun down your face (or leg)? Thats the best feeling in the world!
Finding humour in a difficult situation can relieve stress or grief. These are times when humour is needed the most. Funerals, deaths, natural disasters – hilarious!
When asked what people find most attractive in others, sense of humour is usually very high on the list. Humans are designed to find laughter appealing, if you can make someone laugh, its very hard for them not to like you. Laughter also makes you feel part of a group – if you are laughing along with them, its a bonding experience.
Let’s face it, would you rather hang out with someone funny or a miserable bastard? I know which one I’d choose.
My workmate said to me yesterday, “why are you always smiling?” I said “because I love my job” and while that’s true, one of the best things about my job is the interaction with my clients (who are awesome)! I work as an IT professional with professional companies as clients, but that’s no reason not to find humour in day-to-day situations.
In the last few days, I have told one client to “keep your knickers on” when he started to question a software upgrade. He came back with a smart comment about how he usually does in the office … now.
For another client, I sent him an invoice with the wording “Setup new printer & send a huge bill” – it was a minimum charge, but I know he will smile when he sees it, as he always jokes about how expensive I am (and oh so worth every cent!).
I’m not saying everyone likes this humour, some people don’t, some find it irritating. Particularly in a professional situation you do have to judge your client carefully.
I have even been told I’m “fake” because I can’t possibly be this cheerful all the time.
I won’t say I’m happy all the time, no one ever is but I choose to be happy. I choose not to dwell on the negative and I choose not to spend time with aforementioned miserable bastards.