Everyone reacts to the hardships of life differently. For example, when someone close to you dies, there's a couple of schools of thought on how to handle the funeral.
One involves your traditional solemn affair. Losing this person has torn a part of you away and this is a way to quietly (or not so quietly depending on the tradition) mourn their passing and start on the path to living without them.
But maybe that's not how you want to look at it. Maybe you prefer a ceremony with a little more levity. As you see your loved one off into the unknown, you'd rather celebrate their life and delight in the company of those you still have left. It's not that you don't feel the pain of your loss, but you also feel that it's a more fitting tribute to the departed's warmth and sense of humor if you join with your family in mirth, rather than sorrow.
After all, even the most morbid of subjects can have a funny side to them. All it takes is a creeping thought in the back of your mind and you find yourself stifling a chuckle in an otherwise very serious situation.
Whether you want to call it morbid humor, gallows humor or black comedy, it's a feeling we can all relate to, even if some of us may not want to admit it.
So here are 16 choice examples of people who felt a tickle in their bones instead of a chill.
When I was a kid, I always took this sign literally. Like it was warning you to drive carefully around the dead people.
via reddit / fgunthar
I guess when you've seen everything, there's nothing to do but be honest about it.
via reddit / daniyellbibb
Well, I think we know who's not getting eaten.
via Twitter / @CalebWilde
If you have to shop for coffins, why not enjoy it?
via reddit / no-soy-de-escocia
Some people know just the right thing to say.
via reddit / stjulz
I'm not sure there's a better way to laugh in the face of death.
via reddit / ohbear64
Man, how hard was the rest of that exam?
via reddit / DJ_Spock
This is why you don't just grab the first card on the rack.
via reddit / DudeManBro16
It's kind of a brilliant name, when you think about it.
via reddit / katharinekay
This is the perfect costume for that kind of sad, moaning laughter.
via reddit / blueokapi12
Apparently this was at a gas station, so I don't really see the connection.
via reddit / Zubes
This probably had a lot of people ranting about how selfies have gone too far,
via reddit / laughingbabies
Don't forget your commas, kids. They have a nasty habit of changing the meaning of a sentence.
via reddit / Daleforde_Brimmly
Um, is whoever wrote this question speaking from experience?
via reddit / kellyissusan
Skynet may be tipping their hand a little here.
via reddit / rajkgambhir