To each his own. To me my own.

The tickle factor

I do love to laugh โ€“ always have, and always will. At anything and everything… whenever appropriate, that is. I’ve never been the kind of person who will giggle at anothers expense, though; like when someone trips, falls out of a chair, etc. Guess I just never found humor in a situation that had the potential of embarrassing another individual.

Last night my guy and I found ourselves in a discussion on being ticklish. Not actually tickling, just discussing it. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So it seems that the older we’ve gotten, the less ticklish we’ve both become. Has anyone else run into this?

Even in my twenties, I was very ticklish in many many areas. But now… well you really have to catch me on a good day to implement the ole’ tickle factor. Unless, of course, it occurs during a romantic moment when I’m trying to remain serious. Yes, it does seem to only happen a ‘whim’ nowadays. This seriously saddens me!

There’s already a shortage of laughter in the world. But to see yourself losing that every-faithful ‘auto button’… well, let’s just say I’m taking that one pretty hard.

6 responses

  1. Uh.Oh. I’m a terrible person. I can’t help but laugh when someone trips or falls. It is my knee-jerk reaction. I’m still pretty ticklish. Especially on my feet. When I’m getting a pedicure I giggle for 5 minutes straight. I think the more you are anticipating the tickle, the less likely you are to get a laugh.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    • Bonnie

      hahaha Emily, you’re not a terrible person. After all, this whole thing is what Americas Funniest Videos was founded on! And I do love that show…

      I’ll admit I usually have to contain myself during a pedi, too. It’s funny how the technicians always seem to sense this, and look up and smile โ€“ all while I thought I was doing a good job of hiding it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

  2. Kim Helms

    Bailey says adults don’t engage in tickling and giggling as much because the phrase “it makes me pee” usually comes up.

    August 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    • Bonnie

      That’s hilarious, Kim!! Out of the mouths of babes… โ™ฅ

      August 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm

  3. OMG, I wish I weren’t so ticklish – same as ever — good grief, the thought makes me laugh! Thanks, Bonnie~

    August 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    • Bonnie

      Awwww, I’ll trade ya!! hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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