I went to a bridal shower this weekend. First off, before I get to the topic of tonight, I have to say, I am so ignorant about wedding stuff. I’m learning all this new crap I just can’t believe are real things. Like, for every ribbon the bride breaks when opening bridal shower gifts, that is the number of children she will have. WTF? Want kind of sorcery is this? Where the hell does this shit come from? The bride is like me in this respect, she opened those packages like she was defusing a damn bomb. No children for her!
Then every person that got her a gift attached a card. Ummm…was I suppose to get her a card? I just wrote on the little “card leaf” attached to the handle of the gift bag. You know: “To you, from me” type of thing. Why was I not notified of this card rule?
Suffice it to say, I was way out of my depth at the shower but it was still fun. The bride was one of my friends who gave one of our kittens a home. It was cool to see her kitten face again! Her name is Rooney.
Wow, I got off track. So, while at this bridal shower, I realized something horrible about myself. I…am…the annoying person who laughs too loud. Yup, that’s me. The person everyone looks at because her laugh rises above everyone else’s. How embarrassing! I can’t believe it. I guess I never noticed it before because I’m rarely around that many people who are all laughing at the same time. When you can hear yourself laugh over 40 other women laughing at the same time, you know you have a problem.
What the hell do I do about this? I don’t know if I can control the volume of my laughter because laughter comes out naturally. But I don’t want to be that person everyone looks at awkwardly because she is laughing way to loudly. OMG, kill me!
That is all.
LOL a fun moment there! I didn’t know either about the kid stuff but well now I do!
I know so little about these things as well, so you aren’t alone!
As for your laugh…who cares! Laugh away! I don’t think there is anything wrong at all with having a good time and being who you are. 😉
Melissa (My World...in words and pages)
As for all thee you have here. Yep. The ribbon breaking thing has been YEARS old. We did that at my shower and that was 15 years ago. And I remember it from when I was a kiddo. I think the card thing is because people are wanting to get something a little more fancy. I give a card with the gift because I don’t usually have the little card flap.
As for being the loud laugher, join the club! I get told all the time how my laugh echos or stands out in the crowd. At this point in my life. I don’t give a damn. If I’m laughing, I’m having fun. If someone has a problem with that, well tough poopes. Shame on them for not enjoying themselves. 🙂
Keep on laughing!
I don’t know those wedding rules either! As for laughing loud, your laughing and enjoying yourself, so what if your louder? Just be yourself. People tell me I am too quite.
I tend to have weird laughs, so people have pointed that out before. LOL I wouldn’t worry about it too much – laughter is good! 🙂
And yeah, I knew the whole ribbon thing from going to a previous shower. I’d never known about it before that. As for cards, I feel like some people do, some don’t.
LOL! I love every bit of this post! But don’t change your laugh, it’s you.