Kinds of Funny.7
knicq posted in Knicqisms on December 30th, 2006
It is an old joke already, if at all it can be called a joke. Everytime someone asks me if starting a business from scratch gives me the cold feet, I tell them I have frost-bite. I found it quite amusing the first time I said it, and I still see the humor in it. I have yet to get laughs on it though. I used to be funny once. Not the funny most people think me now, but funny as in humorous funny. You do not think yourself funny, when you are funny funny; but when you are humorous funny, you know you are humorous funny. People laugh at most of the stuff you say expecting them to laugh at, and that I think is the yardstick safest to use. When people start laughing at stuff not meant to be laughed at, you know you are funny funny, and not humorous funny anymore.
Funny business, this silent transformation. The irony is you stop being funny when you start thinking you are funny. It is what you might call a rule of thumb, and I know from experience it applies to humorous funny; I am hoping it applies to funny-funny also. Is there a point to where this is headed, you ask me. How do I know? I am funny-funny.
The weather is lovely today. The sun is taking a day off, and the apparently laden clouds have come out to play. Less often than not, they try and avoid being dull boys, and take time out from play to do some work too. I love it when they do. Rain makes me sad also though, and today being Eid, I would rather not be sad. Let the clouds not get it wrong though, they must do some work while they are at it. I will maintain my cheery disposition. I love Eid and I love rain. If I can have them both at the same time, and need to call upon my reserve tank of humor to make the most of it, so be it.
Its a tad selfish of me though. No holiday is complete in our part of the world without a barbecue, and with hundreds of families gathered around their grills in parks, gardens, deserts, and balconies, praying for rain feels… well… just wrong.
Eid Mubarak to you and yours. May Allah (SWT) accept your offerings, and may He reward you all manifold. On this day of happiness, share your joy with those you love, those who love you, those who are near you, and those who are far, those who are less fortunate than you, and those who are more; for joy increases as it is shared.