LOL - A funny story I had to share

FeistyTexasGal
FeistyTexasGal Member Posts: 11
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Oh, golly, I had to share this funny story with yall. I have a good friend, Gayle, who is 58 and lives in Kansas City. His wife sent him down here to stay five days with me to help.

While here, he told me this horrible story about a good friend of his who got burns over 80% of his body six month ago. He was a lifelong friend, and Gayle corresponded with each member of the man's family each day of his hospitalization. He wrote emails to his wife, parents, siblings, children and other mutual friends. He would write and say how sad he was that his friend had gotten burned. He would write his concerns during each surgery. He sent written cards and flowers. He would ask if there was anything he could do to help. He said that his friend died from his burns and Gayle sent more emails and letters. He has never heard a single word from any member of his friend's family at all. Not one word. In fact, he didn't even know there had been a funeral.

Gayle was really sad and distraught about it. I asked if he had said something inappropriate and he said he had not. I asked if I could see some of the emails. He showed them to me and at the end of each and every single email or card, he finished it off with "LOL". It turns out he thought LOL meant "Lots of Love." When I told him it meant "Laugh Out Loud," I nearly keeled over in hysterics after seeing the look on his face. That poor family must have thought he was completely crazy and insensitive. "I can't believe this happened to Jerry. Please stay in touch. LOL" "Those surgeries Jerry is going through must be awful. Call if you need me. LOL" "I'm so sorry Jerry passed. He was a dear friend my entire life. If I can help, please let me know. LOL." I laughed so hard that I nearly wet my bed and I had tears pouring down my face from laughing like that. I told him to immediately send all of them an explanation.

Since he went back to Kansas City, he has called each day. Now, instead of saying "I love you" at the end of each call, he yells LOL and I laugh again. Although I hurt for his friend's family, that gut-busting laughter was the best medicine I've had so far. I hope you got a laugh out of it, too. Peace to all today. Make it a good one. LOL

Happy Trails, Karen

Comments

  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    ROTFLMAFO
    And now our dogs think that I have a screw loose... thanks for the yuks, Karen!
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Aortus said:

    ROTFLMAFO
    And now our dogs think that I have a screw loose... thanks for the yuks, Karen!

    Laughing... oh my my...
    Laughing... oh my my... ouch... drain tubes and laughter don't go well together... but it sure was funny!

    ~T
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Ha ha!
    How unfortunate for the man and his friend's family. My goodness. Now I will think twice before cutting off the friend who writes me, "So sorry you have cancer. LOL."

    Mimi
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    mimivac said:

    Ha ha!
    How unfortunate for the man and his friend's family. My goodness. Now I will think twice before cutting off the friend who writes me, "So sorry you have cancer. LOL."

    Mimi

    Ummmmmmm
    LOL!
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    Jeanne D said:

    Ummmmmmm
    LOL!

    LOL
    Hilarious! Jxxxxxxxxx
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    No Way!!!!!!
    All I can say to that hilariously tragic story ( or is that a tragically hilarously story???) is:

    OMG, LOL, LMAO, @!&***$#, WTH, ( no F bombs from me! )

    And I hope things were explained, and that the history of this lifelong friend will indeed heal all wounds , rather than wound all heels!

    Thanks for sharing~ if laughter is the best medicine, we will be healthy in no time!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    Actually I saw someone use
    Actually I saw someone use LOL as 'lots of love' and I thought that's what it meant. I think I saw it used like that in Holland but not sure where I saw it. It wasn't until my son had to set me straight.
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    LOL....
    Thanks for the laugh. I just received a card in the mail that made me cry from my sister and needed a pick-me-up. This did the trick. :) Pammy
  • jgridley
    jgridley Member Posts: 169
    funny story
    thanks for sharing...I hope that he called or emailed and explained that to him it meant
    "lots of love"....
    I almost always use lol..,for laughing out loud...

    Julie
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    jgridley said:

    funny story
    thanks for sharing...I hope that he called or emailed and explained that to him it meant
    "lots of love"....
    I almost always use lol..,for laughing out loud...

    Julie

    HAHA
    Thanks for this! :)
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    Noel said:

    HAHA
    Thanks for this! :)

    How funny, thanks for the
    How funny, thanks for the laugh LOL
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    Kat11 said:

    How funny, thanks for the
    How funny, thanks for the laugh LOL

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