The following are some of the most popular ways to tell if a guy is having a good day:
Laughing. Used to reveal surprise or irritation. When I see a man who is extremely funny, I raise my eyes in mock curiosity and then lower them again in mild irritation. My joke is, “So, you found me funny? I hope you didn’t find me extremely funny.”
Humor. One of my all-time favorite forms of humor, and one of the more direct forms of humor, is a simple repetition of a word or a situation. In my case, the subject matter is women, or the ways that women can be funny. (A common theme in women’s life, I must add.) If a guy makes a comment like “You must be a real sweetheart, if I get to kiss a girl, she’ll always kiss me back” – I immediately laugh out loud, with a mixture of irritation and embarrassment.
Quick wit. A quality of most good comedians, which I also have. I don’t know why this is, but whenever someone asks me a question, I can answer in a quick, yet completely accurate manner, without looking at the person who is asking. This is especially true when the person who is asking me a question is male. Not only can I respond quickly, but I can also use funny one-liners and other woody Allen witticisms to respond.
When a guy doesn’t know how to make a witty comment or has a bad case of self-depreciation, his jokes won’t work very well. This is why I love listening to stand up comedy. Watching sitcoms and funny movies, as well as other forms of television entertainment, are excellent ways to relax, relieve stress, and laugh at myself.
If you’re serious about keeping humor at the ready in your everyday life, there is no better place to do it than at home with a good cup of coffee and a good laugh. If you’re not sure where to go for ideas, perhaps you should consider watching Saturday Night Live. The variety and quality of humor they show make it easy to make jokes from your own experiences. Watching a video of Saturday Night Live when you were a small coastal town girl wasn’t much of a big deal to me when I was a young woman living in New York City. Thirty years later, it’s a completely different story, but it’s still a great source of humor.