A Practical Joke
Funerals are sad and emotional but can also drag on for hours or even days. This can be a challenge for younger kids in a family. There are lots of hours spent sitting around, waiting, and being polite to family members they’ve never met before. Understandably, little kids can get antsy in situations like this. This person remembers this feeling during their grandma’s wake.
She and her sister were dealing with their first-time experience of seeing someone they loved lying in a coffin. As a result, they were feeling overwhelmed, sad, and antsy. To lighten the mood, their uncle played a joke on them. He told them no one can feel when someone licks their elbow. Unfortunately, these little girls took that to heart and ran around the rest of the wake, licking their family members’ elbows. We’ll never know whether the uncle was mortified or thought it was hilarious.