July 25, 2012

A Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted

I was sitting in the waiting room at the dentist office yesterday, waiting patiently for my name to be called, when an assistant came in and called out, “Marco”. I immediately replied, “Polo” and the room erupted with giggles. Even the dental assistant couldn’t keep a straight face. Luckily, Marco was a good sport about it and chuckled, too.

I challenge you to make someone laugh today. Do something silly. Tell a joke. Make a pun. Laughter really is the best medicine!


  • tracy

    That’s so funny Karen. When I saw the name Marco, I thought Polo before I read the rest of your post! When my sister and I are in a store and we get lost, that is our way of finding each other!!! We live close to you so if you ever hear that when you are in a store, it’s probably me and my sis!!!

    • Tracy, if I hear you holler out Marco, I will definitely respond accordingly! 😉

  • Theresa

    That is hysterical!  I have bronchitis, and your post nearly was the end of me in a coughing jag 🙂  

    Yesterday, when I was at CVS waiting to get a prescription filled, one of the managers I know was on the phone and was sitting cross-legged on the floor talking on his phone.  I raced up to him, sat across from him on the floor and grabbed my phone.  He turned all red and got embarrassed and IMMEDIATELY got up.  I said, “Hey, where are you going?”  He got even more embarrassed and laughed even harder.  The person/vendor on the other end of his call was wondering what the heck was going on.  I decided to go back home and come back to pick up my scrip, and I snuck up behind him and teased him some more.  He said that I made his day.

    • Oh that is funny, Theresa! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Ellen

    Karen, you are a girl after my heart. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling than making someone else laugh.

  • Pattilittle

    You are truly a kid at heart, Karen!  Thanks for sharing the LOL moment… made my day!  (you could submit the story to Reader’s Digest!)  xoxo

  • Gail

    My bff lives in another state and was ill so her hubby was trying to help out.
    When she saw him attempting to take something hot out of the oven wearing rubber gloves. She has banned him from the kitchen. I could visualize that and it made me laugh. I hope it did you too.

    • Oh my gosh! That is so funny, Gail! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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