Saturday, September 15, 2007

I command you to be grumpy!

The other day I was in the lab doing lab work (duh!) and there was this guy, whom I suspect is a PhD student, who came to help out. No, ‘to observe’ would be a much more appropriate word, I personally think.

Halfway through, someone said something funny and we started to laugh, I suppose I laughed the loudest, and he turned around and said, “Please don’t laugh.” Har??? I looked at him, totally stupefied, not knowing what to say. You’re not allowed to laugh in the lab? Or you’re not allowed to laugh in front of him? I think I’ll go with the latter. What an ass.

I wanted to laugh in front of him and make him say those words again. Then I would take that golden chance which I missed out and ask him, “WHY?” We did laugh again after that, albeit not as loud (you can’t stop people from laughing just like you can’t stop a man from thinking dirty thoughts) but he didn’t say anything. What’s wrong? Why don’t you say it and give me the chance to interact? Why?

Nobody in my near 22 years of life has ever told me not to laugh. I’ve never heard it delivered to anyone else as well. I mean, you can say, “Please be quiet” or “Please don’t make so much noise” which I would totally understand if it was said in the library but in the lab? And he said “Please don’t LAUGH” not make noise or anything, just in case you’ve forgotten. What’s your problem, man? What’s your problem?? Please don't laugh? So should I cry instead?

12 comments:

joyfulchicken said...

Do not laugh in front of the PhD student! You must tremble in fear! Yay!

kopi said...

once in sec sch someone told us, no, asked us - "why laugh so loudly?" she suggested we must laugh politely i.e. hands over the our gaping mouths. so, imagine watching comedy, then go hee hee hee hands over mouth.

Lyn said...

Ehhhh that would be so creepy. In sec sch? Who was it? =P

runawaycat said...

@Kopi - Who is that? The way you say it is like pointing to me but there's no way I would say that :)

宝茹 said...

Probably he meant--"Please don't laugh, you just offended me~"

And his being a PhD student and all felt hard to express those. :P

Lyn said...

Yeah...2 words...anal retentive XD

runawaycat said...

宝茹 - And that's probably because he can't laugh. Pity.

lyn - I didn't catch you there...

Lyn said...

Oh I was referring to the PhD student XD

runawaycat said...

Oh noes! I still don't get it. You mean his face? I'm so blur lately

Lyn said...

Emm referring to his attitude... ^^;

CY said...

Meh... stuck up guy. I bet you he's still single anyways.

Reminds me of my secondary school scouting days where the stupid patrol leader barks, "Why you smiling?!" and order 10 push-ups. I often got those, needless to say xD

runawaycat said...

Lyn - It works too if you're referring to his face :P

CY - Haha! So you're telling us you're always smiling :P :P Two tongues :P Three