Erratic Laughter

Have you ever known anyone that giggles or laughs for no real reason? I'm not talking about nervous, anxious laughter; I'm talking about someone that laughs at the most mundane things with no obvious impetus. "It's raining outside." "Hee Hee Hee Hee." "We just got back from the store." "Hee Hee Hee Hee." I don't get it. In my younger days, I might have smiled or laughed with approval. Now when someone does this, I just stoically gaze at them or possibly show a puzzled face. What else can you do? I don't feel like laughing about the statement "We need to fill our car with gas" or something just as ordinary.

Don't get me wrong, I think I have a pretty good sense of humor, but entertaining these kinds of awkward situations takes too much effort. If you say something funny, I'll laugh. If you say something that has absolutely no humor, I won't. This happens more often than one would expect. Does anyone have any insight into this?
Submitted  3/12/2010 8:58:27 PM
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