Skip to content

#16 Silence after group laughter

I really like it when I’m with a group of random people and we get the chance to get a good laugh. I would like it even more if the laughter didn’t stop because of the silence involved afterwards.

It has definitely happened to you before. You’re at a a social gathering, perhaps at a quiet restaurant having dinner. Suddenly someone might tell you a good joke. Say.. a knock-knock joke.

Next thing you know, another person adds on to the jokes and laughter keeps increasing. Suddenly you have people looking at your table wishing they were having as much fun as you. But unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Someone might tell a joke that is just not funny, or perhaps nobody decides to follow up the hilarious knock-knock joke. Darn it. Why isn’t anybody saying anything? Oh no.

Now you all experience this: (insert text here)

That is right: silence.

This is the part where you awkwardly pick up your glass of water and take a sip. You look around, and take another sip. Maybe you’ll go to the bathroom and look at yourself in the mirror, or you might just wait for someone else to say something. Awkward.

  1. Well done on explaining this scenario. Unless you’ve experienced this, it might be difficult to truly understand that it is kind of awkward. I’ve been in a couple of those and you’re right…something weird about that.

    Except, I’d call attention to it “Why, does it feel awkward all of a sudden?” and then my friends would agree and we’d laugh…


    April 28, 2011
  2. The joke here is there’s an angel who passed by whenever that happens.

    August 17, 2011
  3. ァンダル γ‚’γ‚¦γƒˆγƒ‰γ‚’

    September 17, 2013

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: