Dysfunction is not funny but we can find the fun in it. How do you process the junk in your life? There are so many issues that we call dysfunction; from family (that’s the big winner) to every day events that trigger unhealthy emotions. The question is still; can you find the funny in dysfunction?
I will admit that I have been on a high since November 12. My book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” has been in the top 20 in ten categories on Amazon (Women’s Issues, Comedy, Religion, etc.) I like to joke and say the book has been number 1, 2, 8, 12, and I got a “0” in writing in college. I was reminded of the lesson of “don’t get too big for your britches” the other day in the grocery store.
Down the aisle I heard, “Are you Jane Herlong?”
“Yes,” I replied.
“Oh, Honey. I LOVE your book!” said the stranger.
“Thank you!” I replied. “Is it the Pearl book?”
“Oh, no, it is the book about the titties.” She replied.
Just a little background info: I wrote a book called, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us” that is a fun but informative little book about what our anatomy as women teaches us. It really is a sweet book in memory of my sister who had breast cancer.
“I love the book!” the stranger continued. “You know where I got it from? A yard sale, it was a quarter. And if you do the math, it cost me about 12 cents a titty.”
There is a saying in the South that goes like this; You can’t make this stuff up.
I guess you could call it a dysfunctional moment but that stranger, in her own special way, was trying to be nice. The best part was finding the funny in dysfunction.
I hope you can do the same! Live well and laugh often!