Monday, September 17, 2007

The dark humor of grief

Him: So everyone was making momma jokes a while back, thinking they're all clever and funny. And I tell one of the girls to tell me one, so when she starts I interrupt her by saying "HA! you can't say anything!! My Momma's dead!!". She just sits there, a bit stunned. Obviously taken back by my dark humor.
Ginrod: Yeah, what can you do. It's yet another coping mechanism in dealing with the experience of grief.
Him: Yeah, maybe we should start on "your momma so dead" jokes, you know, for those of us with only one parent.
Ginrod: Yo momma so dead not even the telemarketers ask for her when they call.
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nervous laughter>

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