I like people who like to laugh. Not necessarily “funny” people who crack me up, but rather the kind of people who can appreciate the humour in everyday situations — as well as serious social, political, economic and environmental issues. The sub-prime mortgage crisis, global warming, Stephen Harper’s hair, genetic modified food — all can be funny.
People who laugh easily and often are my people. Folks who want to discuss issues earnestly are fine — don’t get the wrong idea about me. The world badly needs people like that. They probably have lots of fun sharing ideas in serious tones over coffee and PowerPoint presentations. They care.
Me, I care, too. About lots of issues. Really.
But if you can laugh about something that’s difficult and it helps, then we have something in common — so let’s be friends!