I Am Not Funny…Or Am I?
I’ve recently been told by my peers that I tell “crazy stories.” This admission took me by surprise because I, Julia Maxwell, live a rather boring life. My normal daily routine consists of waking up, eating breakfast, drinking un-godly amounts of coffee (I’m writing this in a Starbucks J), going to class, eating lunch, taking a nap, going to another class, and generally shirking all responsibilities I have to watch Netflix. Yes, my “I don’t care what we do” personality leads me into some interesting adventures…. Or maybe it’s my complete lack of luck (a concept I’m 99% sure was made up.). ~the world my never know~ *insert lightning and maniacal laughter*.
Anyways, it is true that I can get into some situations that make for a good story, but since I have arrived at the University of South Carolina it seems that every time I speak about something I did the previous day or when I was in High School results in the audience either dying laughing or playfully slapping me on the shoulder and telling me that I’m “crazy”. I’m being completely serious about this. I told some people one time how I went to the grocery store and spent half an hour walking around trying to find the dish soap and they were all hysterical with laughter…. I just don’t understand how THAT of all things could be funny. I just shrugged and went on about my life but every time someone asks me what I did the day before or over the weekend I dread having to tell them my mundane tales and watch them eat it up like it SNL.
Whenever I’m done telling them about something and they inevitably start laughing I want to scream at the top of my lungs, “MY LIFE IS NOT A COMEDY SKETCH! I AM NOT FUNNY! THIS IS NOT FUNNY! STOP LAUGHING YOU BAFOONS!” Do I actually do that? No. Nope. Nah. Not even once. One day I’ll do it. I’ll blow up completely and embarrass myself to the point that that very moment of embarrassment will become the ultimate story that makes people explode laughing. I don’t think I can win this fight… Hell, I don’t even think I’m going to try and win this one. I’m going to embrace it. I’m going to live my life with the intent of garnering as many LOL worthy experiences as I possibly can. Shall we begin?