Have you ever laughed this hard at anything in your life?

When I was around 14 years old, my parents gave me some sort of cough syrup to combat a terrible chest cold that had been plaguing me.  I don’t know if I had ever taken that syrup before without incident, or if that were the first I had ever had it, but shortly after taking it something caught me as funny and I began to laugh.

I remember being on the floor, in front of my Dad’s recliner, and what started out as a chuckle turned into belly laughter. I was laughing so hard that hot tears were rolling down my face.

Have you ever found yourself laughing hysterically over someone else laughing hysterically? My mother-in-law once laughed so hard watching  Walter Mathau in “Dennis the Menace” that I nearly peed myself laughing at HER laughing.  I can still see her holding her stomach and barely able to get out words, the movie tickled her so much.

That is what happened in my family’s living room as I belly-laughed and couldn’t speak, each person succumbing to the laughter contagion that was in the room. However, funny soon turned to confusion when I realized that I couldn’t STOP laughing, and I then I began to panic when I started to have trouble catching my breath.  I remember thinking “this is what it feels like to go insane” and the last thing I can recall from that incident was falling over on the floor, sobbing hysterically.

I guess I didn’t die.

So yes, I have laughed as hard as this baby in the video, but I was also high on cough syrup. Dare you to watch and not crack a smile.

HappyPlace asks, “Have you ever laughed this hard in your life?”

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