The Last Straw and Practical Jokes
Looking up practical joke online thefreedictionary states the definition:
A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.
A prank or trick usually intended to make the victim appear foolish.
A playful trick, often involving some physical agent or means, in which the victim is placed in an embarrassing or disadvantageous position.
Depending on what types of antics he or she carries out to get a laugh, they can make one person laugh and the other cry.
Today, it is necessary to be aware that depending on what an individual has been through in life may cause them to not like practical jokes.
Why not try to respect a person’s feelings in this matter? You just never know what a person is going through. You heard of the saying, “The straw that broke the camel’s back.” The camel can comfortably carry 20 to 25 % of its weight. Though they can carry heavy loads, (beast of burden) there is a point where the camel won’t be able to stand any longer until some of that load is taken off or something goes snap!
Who would want to be that last straw that hurts a person to his or her core where they would be hard-pressed not to break, figurative speaking, and allow all their temper out; allow all their emotions out?
Practical Jokes Conclusion
In some school club association of thinking, figuring out the difference between a light-hearted joke and a practical joke falls on the effect it would have on the receiver.
Light-hearted (fun) jokes allow for everyone to laugh together, including the receiver.
Practical- (Negative and sometimes dangerous) jokes can result in the person on the receiving end of the joke being adversely affected. Too, the crowd laughs at him or her; not with them. Inasmuch, someone really can get hurt emotionally, if not physically.
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