Listen, I know you are skeptical. I know you think there is no way that all 29 of these stories will make you laugh so hard you will cry actual tears. But I am here to tell you that I was once like you. And I am like you no more.
Grace Spelman asked the people of Twitter to share real-life stories of times that they laughed so hard they cried. There was only one stipulation: It had to be real-life situations and not from TV, movies, or the Internet. And, I will have you know that the people of Twitter delivered handily. Spelman's tweet got nearly 4,000 responses, and they are all glorious in their own ways.
When I started writing this, I was like, "These are other people's personal stories. Chances are none of them will actually make me laugh so hard I will cry." And I was proved wrong. At least two of these brought actual tears to my eyes, and the rest of them were good for a solid chuckle or two. So enjoy, and get the tissues ready.
When Grace Spelman unleashed this question on the Twitterverse, I don't know if she expected the response she got.
please tell me about a time you laughed so hard you cried. (not from tv/movies/internet. It has to be an IRL situat… https://t.co/5FzoaZmjBx— grace spelman (@grace spelman)1539183201.0
Anyway, Spelman herself started it off.
this text from my mom never gets old http://t.co/eIwBkAG3kY— grace spelman (@grace spelman)1430070716.0
@GraceSpelman My brother’s friend had a car that was in such bad condition it would honk the horn every time it wen… https://t.co/iGIGRXTS0M— The Savvy Millennial™ (@The Savvy Millennial™)1539400652.0
Choreography gone wrong
@GraceSpelman A friend and I choreographed a dance to Taylor Swift’s “Red.” When we performed it in front of our sc… https://t.co/igjoWDlFhg— Alison Byrnes (@Alison Byrnes)1539277273.0
Cotton candy costume
@GraceSpelman I remembered the time that I wanted to dress as “cotton candy” for Halloween and handmade my costume https://t.co/5t8PvYp7Df— Aarin The Shark (@Aarin The Shark)1539218100.0
Shoe string poop
@GraceSpelman My college roommates dog ate a shoe and later when I took him to the park, he pooped and a huge turd… https://t.co/lUNmiPF9SE— mike ginn (@mike ginn)1539282038.0
@GraceSpelman I was in a restaurant that was dimly lit and had a mirrored back wall (I was at a table near the mirr… https://t.co/03jUMU2BuI— The Marnster Mash (@The Marnster Mash)1539255313.0
The name of the game
@GraceSpelman The time my mom said, with total sincerity, "Cheese. That's the name of the game." to the server shre… https://t.co/w0zzUhU1RY— Maureen Price (@Maureen Price)1539316395.0
@GraceSpelman We were at karaoke in a sports bar and my friend performed the Star Spangled Banner, and multiple peo… https://t.co/15Xm4didb3— Josh Veal tbh (@Josh Veal tbh)1539194565.0
Tae kwon do portraitsThis is one of those photos that should be in the "Hall of Fame of Awkward Photos," which I don't think actually exists.
@GraceSpelman i was in the kitchen one day and saw my sister in the dining room slip on dog pee and started to fumb… https://t.co/xjciYkM82W— ACAB 🔪👮♂️🩸 (@ACAB 🔪👮♂️🩸)1539313874.0
Attack of the dryer sheet
@GraceSpelman I was standing in line at Starbucks and the guy in front of me suddenly shrieked and started shaking… https://t.co/jRIGYj4CcT— Jennifer Aldrich (@Jennifer Aldrich)1539377874.0
@GraceSpelman my family was playing pictionary and my aunt and sister--who are both very spacy and goofy—were on th… https://t.co/zfGthti9I1— jugs bunny (@jugs bunny)1539282922.0
Playing the slots!I'm curious about this because did that woman learn that her grandma died at that exact moment, or was she recalling the way her grandma died while in line for the bathroom?
@GraceSpelman I went to a concert featuring Disney songs, and the emcee did some trivia. Asked what the official na… https://t.co/ii3sg4ZN9p— Carrie Poppy, Interested Party (@Carrie Poppy, Interested Party)1539264976.0
Two wax figuresThis would have killed me. It sounds like a scene out of a movie. They were both wax figures, grandma!
@GraceSpelman Once, in the middle of the night, my gf was reading Fbook & noticed her mom was broadcasting a live f… https://t.co/b1WINCw8sV— liz montegary (@liz montegary)1539311771.0
Did you toot?!
@GraceSpelman Was gushing about my dog to an intern. Stafted flipping through pics and vids. Tapped on a vid I didn… https://t.co/DyEtVk6ojW— Dayana Cadet (She/Her) (@Dayana Cadet (She/Her))1539403409.0
The almost sneeze
@GraceSpelman My dad was bringing my mom a glass of red wine, suddenly he stopped and got that face where he clearl… https://t.co/mJNSjckVZD— dee (@dee)1539379534.0
@GraceSpelman I was riding with my friend through a parking lot and I said, “Watch out for all of those pot holes u… https://t.co/w3Hbw2io9P— Tyler J. McCall (@Tyler J. McCall)1539391616.0
@GraceSpelman On a family trip to Florida when I was 14, my cousin Kevin picked up a whole watermelon from the beac… https://t.co/T9liv5pQD7— annie (@annie)1539407622.0
@GraceSpelman i was doing a crossword puzzle with my (extremely pop culture savvy) sister and she filled in a clue… https://t.co/Bjyey8SpNm— aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh (@aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh)1539187064.0
@GraceSpelman My family was playing Christmas charades (with topics on cards). My sister pulled a card, went "oh go… https://t.co/ZjD9cS5Ybx— 1312 lamp (@1312 lamp)1539187247.0
In the closet
@GraceSpelman A past roommate heard a real estate agent was on her way to show our apartment to a prospective tenan… https://t.co/3e18MuTJxQ— Alexander Lewis (@Alexander Lewis)1539261220.0
Don't get upSometimes you lose it over the slightest thing in times of great stress or sadness. I'm pretty sure my entire family was laughing during my grandpa's funeral. It happens.
@GraceSpelman The dog tried to lie down on a part of the blanket that couldn’t hold her weight (it was stretched ou… https://t.co/SWVbQyyuup— Rebekah Gordon (@Rebekah Gordon)1539281079.0
@GraceSpelman My friend & I were surrounded in a haunted corn maze. They all slowly pointed to a 7ft tall man holdi… https://t.co/WZCJXAxwHT— Susie Schon (@Susie Schon)1539267409.0
@GraceSpelman I changed my manager’s contact picture in my phone to Roosevelt Franklin from Sesame Street. Six mont… https://t.co/mTeNxIxUhL— AAROOOOOOO Reynolds (@AAROOOOOOO Reynolds)1539302902.0
@GraceSpelman I was on a Google Hangout with a friend who was cutting fabric and she was just talking and whatever… https://t.co/MJDfCYqfjA— a drawing from scary stories to tell in the dark (@a drawing from scary stories to tell in the dark)1539262384.0
The talent show
@GraceSpelman I entered a school talent show when I was 12. My performance was unchoreographed Tae Kwon Do (mainly… https://t.co/bnyZAjarub— Melanie Sweeney (@Melanie Sweeney)1539291933.0