Real laughter should be honest, not provoked or forced out of a person by harrassment and torture. So when I saw this on Pinterest the other day, of course I laughed out loud and pinned it on my Truths board.
When I looked at my pin boards today and saw it again, I remembered a tickle incident at the Officers Club at Wurtsmith AFB in 1991 or 1992. George's aircraft commander, call sign Lex Luthor, snuck up behind me at the bar and tickled my sides. I whipped around, pointed a finger in his face, and through slitted eyes said, "Do that again and I will break your finger."
Lex had some issues with inappropriate touching of other people's wives, and this wasn't the first time he'd touched me. I was done with him.
He was, needless to say, taken aback, and glanced at George for back-up. George shrugged. "I'd listen to her if I were you."
He never touched me again.
What are your feelings about being tickled? How would you have reacted to someone like Lex tickling you? Am I completely humorless or completely justified?