We recently visited Japan and I bought the most amazing Tsum Tsum. It’s Mickey Mouse with a little face mask, which is part of the allergy/hay season Tsum Tsum line! It speaks to my heart since I’ve suffered from severe allergies all my life.
We got home and of course I took a picture of Face Mask Mickey with my cat, Scout. I sent the pic to my husband and best friend with the caption: When your best friend has the coronavirus.
My best friend responded with laughing emojis so I knew she enjoyed my irreverent humor. My husband simply texted back: #toosoon.
So I guess I should hold off on posting the pic on Scout’s Instagram. But when will enough time pass that my joke becomes acceptable? I know the coronavirus is serious and many people have died. But isn’t that where humor comes in? To lighten the mood? Sure, if the jokes are funny and not distasteful. But how far is too far? How soon is too soon?
As someone who uses humor as a coping mechanism, it’s never to soon for a good laugh.