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Amusing Anecdotes That You Would Love

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This article portrays entertaining anecdotes from the author’s life experiences that make her smile. Will they make you smile too? Why don’t you read on?

Hilarious Moments in Life That You Love

Hilarious Moments in Life That You Love

A Conversation with Guy Friends

I was abroad for higher education (MSc in Software Technology). I was conversing with two of my guy friends in their dorm. We had just finished lunch and were relaxing a bit.

Then, I started to talk about my dormmate, Helen, who had been a real friend so far in times of need. She showed me the bank, post office, groceries shop and even helped me buy a cheap computer. Helen, together with her husband, helped me to settle down.

“Therefore”, I concluded, “Helen is my best friend.”

Now the male friends I was talking to were Akash and Junaid. Akash was my former classmate in Dhaka, and Junaid was my current classmate.

Akash gave a glance at Junaid and remarked, "Look, Rosina, how sad and gloomy Junaid has become. You didn't say, 'Junaid is my best friend.'"

I was taken aback for a moment and then burst out laughing. Junaid was embarrassed. But both Junaid and Akash joined in my laughter, and it had become a funny memory for me.

Rats and Cockroaches

When I was in the US for a Ph.D., I visited my sister one day at her home. Her sister-in-law was also present. And together with my nephew and niece snuggling around us, we were having enjoyable chitchat. At one point, my sister's sister-in-law started mentioning that she didn't quite like her home back in our home country.

Her home was really old, and when at night, she went for sleep, rats and cockroaches went over her. But her sleep was more important. So, she covered her head and body with her bedsheet and slept on.

Hearing this, I remarked, “That’s awful. I can never imagine rats going all over me.”

My sister joined in, “Does that mean you can tolerate cockroaches going all over you?”

I started laughing, and so did my sister and her sister-in-law. It was a moment full of humor that still makes me smile.

Smiling About Funny Life Anecdotes

Smiling About Funny Life Anecdotes

My Partner Invigilator Once Upon a Time

When I was at the start of my working career, I remember that after a semester load of classes and labs, I had to invigilate exams as an assistant to the main invigilator.

I looked at the charts and found the room I had to invigilate. I reached there accordingly. I saw the main invigilator helping students with their student ids on desks and where they should sit.

When I approached nearer, he remarked, “What is your student id?”

I was surprised but composed myself and said, “I am a teacher and your assistant invigilator.”

My partner felt very embarrassed, and we both burst out laughing. It was an amusing moment to remember!

My Brother’s Shock

When I went to the US for a Ph.D., there was a lot of pressure of doing everything on your own: cooking, washing, shopping, laundry, and cleaning apart from the worry of studies and heaps of assignments, quizzes, and exams. All these criteria made me shed 10 kilos, and I had become very slim.

That year in the winter I went for a vacation to my home country. My brother was shocked to see me. He remarked, “You have gone half your original size. I hate to call you fatty now.”

Mom and I burst out laughing. We shared the joke with every relative we met during the vacation and had fresh rounds of laughter. These were comical moments that were truly indelible.

The Local Florist

I read this anecdote in Reader’s Digest, Asian Edition years ago. I will paraphrase it here. A man had arguments with his wife for not remembering her birthday on time. So, he decided to make a contract with the local florist to send a bouquet of roses to their home on his wife’s birthday every year.

That year, when his wife’s birthday approached, the florist was good on his word and sent her a bouquet of roses in the man’s name.

Then after a day’s work, the man came home. The wife was all romantic and had arranged a candlelit dinner.

“Wow!” remarked the man, watching the table. Then his eyes fell on the bouquet of roses now immersed in a decorative vase.

He exclaimed, “Where did you get those lovely burgundy roses?”

Oops! Everything was ruined for the couple that evening. And LOL!


These are a few of the anecdotes that come to mind now and then and make me smile. They are the humor of life in short. Did they make you smile? Let me know in the comments section.

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© 2021 Rosina S Khan


Rosina S Khan (author) on September 09, 2021:

Amusing anecdotes- will make you smile! Read them and leave your gracious comments.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 08, 2021:

I am glad, Manatita, "The Local Florist" anecdote made you smile, and you think what my brother said in "My Brother's Shock" anecdote was cute. About the first anecdote, yes, I must confess I did learn my lesson.

I liked your side of the stories too. Yes, in these modern and high-tech times anything could go wrong and astray.

Thank you for your precious comments. I do appreciate them highly.

manatita44 from london on September 08, 2021:

I definitely smiled at the last one, the roses one and what your brother said was quite cute. The very first one is worth reflecting on. Do not always speak the truth in the presence of friends.

I go to a lot of poetry and some poets are much better than others. Yet poets are very cautious with their comments on Zoom as everyone can read it. Zoom also has a private chat facility. A woman sent me a personal note last night, but she forgot to click on my name, so the whole group saw it. Then she needed to backtrack, embarrassed.

I was listening to a conversation last night, between a man and wife. I was talking and texting him. Suddenly there were two audio messages I found strange, as they appeared to be coming from a woman. He told me afterwards that they were arguing and that he had placed the phone in his pocket. Strange times! Great stories Rosina!

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 08, 2021:

I am delighted that these anecdotes gave you a smile. Thank you, Ankita, for taking the time out to read and make pleasant comments. I truly appreciate it.

Ankita B on September 08, 2021:

The anecdotes did make me smile, Rosina. It was lovely of you to share these little heartwarming experiences from your life. I liked reading them.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I see Denise, why your humorous story matches with my anecdote about "My Partner Invigilator". Yes, it is indeed funny being young and short, others had a tough time tracing her. In my case, I looked young as a student and so the main invigilator couldn't recognize me.

Although I am in my forties, people around me still think of me to be too young. I guess I am lucky.

Thank you for your side of the story. I loved your comment and really appreciate it.

Blessings to you as well.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on September 07, 2021:

I remember an incident like the one with the invigilator. I had an art teacher who was very short and young-looking. Most of the students in the class were taller than her and when someone came into the classroom looking for her they couldn't find her or pick her out of the crowd. Art classes are naturally informal and with all of us milling around working on art projects and she right in the middle, she was always hard to find. Once a courier came from the office with a note for her and when we pointed her out he was sure we were making a joke on him. We always found that funny.



Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

Well, Brenda, I am glad you like "The Local Florist" anecdote the best. It ends right there where the evening is ruined for the couple. So, the rest is up to us to infer.

It could be the man was jealous before he realized or his wife was angry again for not recognizing the roses. There could be lots of possibilities. The idea is mainly that it's supposed to be fun for the reader.

Thank you for reading and commenting with curiosity. I like that and appreciate it a lot.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 07, 2021:


It makes us feel good when we laugh & these moments would do that.

I liked the one with the florist the best.

I wonder if he was jealous before he realized.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I am glad you found the anecdotes interesting and gave you a smile. Yes, everyone needs some light moments to cheer them up. I am glad my article helped with that.

Thank you, Chitrangada, for your honest and insightful comments. I really appreciate them.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 07, 2021:

An interesting read, Rosina!

I liked all of these amusing anecdotes, which I read with a smile. And, thank you for that. Good of you to write about them, and share with the readers. Everyone needs some lighter moments to cheer them up.

Thank you for sharing!

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

You are welcome, Peggy. I am glad my article gave you smiles and educated you. What more could I ask?

Thank you, Peggy, for your honest and lively comments. I really appreciate them.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 07, 2021:

Thanks for sharing those funny times with us. I also learned a new word today: invigilator. Thanks for the smiles and education!

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I am happy the anecdotes made you smile and you can begin your day chuckling. Yes, it is a wonderful way to begin any day, Bill.

Thank you for reading and for your delightful comments. I really appreciate it.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 07, 2021:

They did make me smile, and I thank you for that smile. I can begin my day chuckling about your stories, which is a wonderful way to begin any day.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I am glad you enjoyed reading about my funny experiences. Good to know that it brought back memories of yours as well.

Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments. I really appreciate them.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 07, 2021:

It is so special to look back at those memories that make us laugh or were just enjoyable.You helped me think of some funy memories as well. I enjoyed reading about your experiences, Rosina.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

Yes, Fran, laughing at yourself is the supreme form of laughter and relieves you a lot. I am glad you found this article heartwarming.

I appreciate your generous and insightful comments.

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on September 07, 2021:

Rosina, this was interesting and I believe we must always laugh at ourselves. I found this article heartwarming and thank you for sharing.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

Walikum assalam Rozlin. I am glad to know you liked my brother's shock among all the anecdotes the best. I appreciate your generous comments.

Stay safe and happy as well, sis.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I am glad these anecdotes made you smile and feel good, Misbah. Yes, it is always a good idea to recollect the happy moments of our life.

Thank you for your sweet and generous comments. I really appreciate them.

Love and blessings to you as well.

Rozlin from UAE on September 07, 2021:

Salam, Rosina. Thank you for sharing these moments with us. They bought a smile on my face. I liked all your anecdotes, but brother's shock I liked the most. Stay safe and happy always dear sis.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on September 07, 2021:

Rosina, It's always a good idea to recollect the little moments in life that make us happy. Thank you so much for this wonderful hub. It made me smile and feel good.

Love and Blessings!!

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I am glad, Dora, you like the anecdotes. I am glad you voted but didn't realize there could be ties. Next time I will be more careful about polls.

Thank you so much for your delightful comments. I really appreciate them.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 07, 2021:

Thanks for sharing these funny moments.I could only vote for one, but there are ties. These are the memories which keep us afloat when life gets tough.

Rosina S Khan (author) on September 07, 2021:

I am pleased these anecdotes gave you a smile, John. Yes, we need to reminisce about the past and find our funny and happy times. Thanks for your positive comment. I really appreciate it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 07, 2021:

These anecdotes gave me a smile, Rosina. We need to look back and enjoy the funny times in life.

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