I’ve noticed something since I started travelling the world, and it has only been strengthened during my time writing this blog, and putting together my stories!
Humour is something that brings people together – it’s a very HUMAN experience…and isn’t limited by race, culture, or whatever else!
l meet new people when travelling from all over the world, and what is the first thing we do? Usually make each other laugh! A stupid joke…a silly observation, a ridiculous suggestion…whatever it is. It’s something we can all share in, and is a terrific way to bond – and become new best buds for life.
It also isn’t limited by language – my new kindergarten class can barely say “hello, how are you?” never mind anything more complex – but they have already came up with ways to make jokes, and get laughs! (at my expense!)
“Teacher teacher! You like a McDonald?”
“Erm. Yes I do – of course! Why?”
(Points frantically in the general direction of my face, incapable of getting out any more words)
“Huh? What do you mean?”
(Taps the unfortunate wrinkle creases on my forehead)
“Teacher is a McDonald!”
And in that moment I understood – and I was naturally shocked, but couldn’t help but guffaw like some madly intoxicated hyena…along with the rest of the class. We laughed about it for the rest of the day actually, and I still giggle (and cry a little) when it pops into my head at random times in the day!
Clever little bas**rds!