32 Funny ‘Haha, Oh Wait… You’re Serious’ Moments

Grandma believes she’s Harriet Tubman reincarnated
32 Funny ‘Haha, Oh Wait… You’re Serious’ Moments

If your grandmother looks you in the eyes and says she believes she’s the reincarnation of Harriet Tubman, it’s understandable to laugh. In no world is that a normal thing to say, and logistically, the statement inspires far more questions than rational answers. But if gran gran doesn’t understand why you’re laughing, and doubles down on her unsubstantiated belief, your laughter may turn to concern (and then back to laughter because, come on). 

Redditors have submitted the funniest moments that turned soberingly serious in the blink of an eye, and grandma isn’t even the worst one of the bunch.

Booner999 . 6y I was at work one day with a couple of other people and we had a shift manager that liked to fake fight and punch people for fun. One day, one of our coworkers came to work and announced that she was pregnant. Не thought it was a funny joke, ran up to her and punched her right in the stomach. She was furious! EDIT: Lol rip inbox! To clarify things, this guy wasn't a douche but just overly hyper and happy! His way of congrats is to hit someone in a friendly manner (mind you, he
And1Hornet 6y I was at a Kobe Steakhouse (Teppanyaki, like Benihana's) and as always, it was the birthday for a girl across the table. She was there with her mom and probably a good friend. Anyway, once the table realized it was her birthday and we all wished her a good day, she asked me how old I thought she was. If I were putting money on it I would have said 13, but I figured she'd feel good if I said I thought she was a bit older, so I guessed 16. She got mad and said No! I'm
SystematicChoas. 6y Someone once said to me Wait you're Chinese? I always thought you were Asian. ... 10.4k
AgentElman . 6y When my daughter said she had been stung by a bee and it went all of the way through her. It turned out she had been stung on the chest and back at the same time. ... 12.8k
shackofsugar. 6y Female age 42 says she wants a tattoo. I ask her what she's getting.....a horse head with the words  I A love horses  ... 435
Air2Jordan3 . 6y I was at work, I work in retail, and me and my coworkers heard a loud boom. But we didn't think anything of it. 5 minutes later, an older lady who is in the store almost everyday, maybe in her 50s-60s, came up to me and said I just drove into your building. I looked at her, and right before I began to laugh out loud, I realized she actually did. ... 522
 . 6y Playing Smash with some buddies at their house. One guy lost in a stupid way and he jokingly threw his controller away and pretended to throw a tantrum on the floor. We were all laughing at him, but then it kept going...and then his head shifted over to the fireplace and he started banging his head on the bricks and bleeding. That's when we realized he was having a seizure and we all freaked out...
dinopsych . 6y My now bf and I were on our fifth date. We were out to lunch, and some toddler started throwing a screaming fit. Bf and I looked at each other and I said something along the lines of, Kids are the best, aren't they? Which is when he said Oh, I've been meaning to tell you, I have a daughter. We have similar humor styles so I started giggling thinking he was teasing. Не was not. So that was interesting. ... 708
OrdinaryJose . 6y First day on a new job, my boss was discussing standard office policies. Не said, And I'd like to point out we have an open door policy here. I said, Oh, great! So if I have a problem I can come to you? Не said, No, I mean keep your office door open at all times. Oh. ... 3.7k
stupidusername69 . 6y On Wednesday, a customer asked me why our produce section was so empty, especially in terms of stuff like lettuce. I told him that it was because of extreme weather in Spain, where we source most of our stuff from. Не cut off my explanation with why does it matter what's going on in Spain, we're in Scotland? ... 11k
wizza84 . 6y At a bucks party last week, a friend was explaining a story of when he was around 14 his brother told him it was no longer cool to masturbate anymore. His brother went on to tell him that everyone's having sex with couches (sofa's) now. At that point, I started laughing uncontrollably as the thought of having sex with a couch is obviously hilarious. My friend looked at me with a serious face and proceeded to tell me he thought his brother was serious. Не actually started having sex with the family couch in his living room.
NoFapPlatypus . 6y Met a guy, and I told him my name. Не said I'll probably not remember it; I have memory problems. I said Haha yeah, I'm bad with names too. Met him again two days later, and I remembered his name. Не, on the other hand, didn't remember meeting me. And when I realized it wasn't a joke, and was told by his mother that he actually does have memory problems, I felt like an asshole. Oh well, he doesn't remember me laughing at him. ... 6.3k
Cloud_Fish 6y Her: How do we even know that Dinosaurs were called Dinosaurs if they're all dead now and we've never met one in real life? Me: Hahaha that's funny. Her: What's funny? Me: Oh honey... It took me literally half an hour to even get her slightly on board with the fact that things are called things because we decided on the name not because things inherently have a name we discover. I wish I was joking. ... 5.9k
buggiegirl . 6y When I was engaged to my husband, we were talking about baby names and he said if he had a daughter he wanted to name her Whitney. I laughed and said Oh god, you mean as in Houston??? and he somberly said No, as in my cousin who died of cancer at 16. I felt really bad for joking about it because I totally knew about his cousin and it slipped my mind. Thankfully we had boys. ... 652
 . 6y I was hanging out with a couple of friends one day. We were just talking and then we ended up talking about our first time masturbating. One of my friend begins his tale. First thing he told us was that for the first two month after he started beating his meat he did not use his hands. We thought he was joking until he gave us a dead serious look. All of us immediately asked how did he get off with no hands. Не described that he would sit down and use his thighs to stimulate his
chuckusmaximus 6y I loved my Dad. I just feel the need to say that ahead of time. My Dad lived a very hard life, never learned to read, worked with his hands his whole life to provide for my Mom and I. One time when I was about 15 we were watching Jay Leno and he was doing Jay Walking. I was talking about how funny it was that people could be that stupid. I said Can you believe there are really people in America who don't know how many stars are on the American Flag? My Dad kind of
blinksi . 6y When she said Please don't ask me out on another date. literally 10 minutes in to the date. ... 1.9k
Rejzorlight 6y I asked a coworker with what his son's name was, and he answered Legolas. After two seconds of laughing I realised he wasn't laughing. His son is actually named Legolas. ... 21.4k
samazing11 . € 6y A girl asked if the Abraham in the Bible was the same Abraham who was president. ... 376
_andmisses . 6y Realtor here. Buyers offered goats to sweeten their offer. ... 1k
Reaper2256 . 6y My uncle asked my brother if he thought my other brother, (who's gay,) bleached his asshole. My brother, telling me the story: I kept waiting for him to start laughing or smile or anything, but he just stared at me with such a straight face. I was like 'oh you're serious? I don't know dude' what was I supposed to say? ... 7k
MobyDicksentme. 6y I posted this before but - I was on a first date with a guy I met at work and things are going good til his phone starts ringing and he tells me to be quiet because it was his wife... ... 3.5k
PigeonFacts . . 6y When my grandmother confessed she felt as though she was the reincarnation of Harriet Tubman. ... 990
shdwrnr 6y I was taking a long leg cast off a kid about 2.5-3 years old. After I get the cast split open and pull it off, mother says, Oh, his toe fell off. I'm like, heh, nice one. The kid was in the cast because his small toe had been nearly amputated and reattached; the doc was hoping what tissue was still connected would be enough to vascularize the distal portion. It wasn't and the kid's toe died and fell off. ... 5.7k
 . 6y A new co-worker came up to me one day and said What comes after 999? She got offended when I laughed - turned out she had a learning disability and couldn't make the cognitive leap from 9 to 10. She also wore two watches so she could know what time it was where her boyfriend worked (we were in CST and her boyfriend worked in EST). ... 1.2k
Loves_me_tacos125 . 6y This one girl asked me if 9/11 really happened on 9/11 or did the news and others SAY it happened on 9/11 because it sounded more legit than any other day ... 4.4k
AC Verryfastdoggo . . 6y Worked at a pet food store. A women came in and asked where to put topical flea medicine on her kids, Frontline, I laughed way too hard. She complained to my manager, who also laughed ... 7.6k
listentoyourbuttocks . 6y Manager: Remember how Kathy (coworker) said her back was hurting and she went to the hospital for appendicitis? Well she didn't have appendicitis. Me: Did she have pneumonia? Manager: No, she had a baby Me: НА. Right. So what did she really have? Manager: A baby Me: oh shit oh fuck ... 286
vangoghsuckadick . 6 6y A mate of mine called me saying their house burnt down and at first I thought they were joking but then a couple of hours later I see his house on the news and I immediately called him back to apologise ... 292
CodeBlackx1 . 6y A man was regaling his fellow party-goers with his drunken jokes. Не described being found as a newborn in a field, after his teenage mother hid her pregnancy and gave birth at home. All he knew about her was she was a Waffle House waitress. We sat there, enthralled, waiting for the punchline, until we realized he'd moved from life of the party onto the in vino veritas stage of drunkenness. ... 5.9k
Nwsamurai . 6y I worked at a bookstore and a customer asked why the hardcover and paperback versions of the same book didn't cost the same amount. I chuckled and said, I guess I'll have to look into that. Не came back to me 5 minutes later and asked if I had found out yet. ... 10.3k
TheObesePlatypus . 6y My friend told me her cat died and I laughed at her because it was April Fool's day. It wasn't a joke though. ... 648


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