Running into doors - Comedy Open Mic Round 19


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"Tinnitus." the doctor said solemnly.

"What?" I asked, not understanding a thing.

"TINN-ITUS" the doctor shouted making wild motions with his hands which he took to be sign language.

"I read your lips. I was just surprised as to how a deaf person could have tinnitus." I said coldly.

The doctor had the grace to look ashamed.

I took all his lollipops on the way out. Sucker.

Sound, it was an alien concept for me. I had a congenital defect that prevented me from hearing. As a child I'd wistfully hoped for a cure but I grew up and let go of that pipe dream.

Until yesterday when I felt something strange. I've experienced beats from speakers and vibrations from bells to know what it could be. This strange phenomena in my ear. Was I dreaming? But even in my dreams I didn't know what sound was until I heard it right next to my ear. I opened my phone and tried to find an app to play a song. Nothing.

Maybe it was an anomaly. So I tried hard to forget it. But I did see my doctor about it. That ass.


At work I heard it again and so did the people around me. Everyone started talking at once so it was difficult to read lips. But I read ringing and alien on people's lips.

Ah so the tinnitus was global. It was a little disappointing but I rallied. At least I'm not mad. The nonchalant use of aliens however made me feel a bit nervous. When did aliens become so mainstream?

I rushed back home, I just needed coffee, a book and the comfort of home.

My room was invitingly cozy, unlike the cold world outside, books lined the walls and a fluffy bed awaited me, where lay an equally fluffy alien. Wait. What.

The thing could only be described as an alien. It was human-like but had a pronounced nose, protuberant eyes and a drooling tongue. Their hands were emanating a kind of magnetic force. But they had no ears.

He took out a frog horn and held it over his head and fixed one over mine.

"How are you my son?" he said.

I need to cut down on coffee. Aliens shouldn't be calling me son. You know this stuff really messes up your nervous system.

Then I started pinching myself to get out of the nightmare. When nothing happened I started hitting myself. I'm not ashamed of it, sometimes a man has to hit himself to get out of a coffee induced alien nightmare.

The alien started looking concerned.

"My uncle Bob likes running into doors for fun. I can see where you'd get it from. But really don't hit yourself when you meet the rest of the family. You look peculiar enough as it is." he said.

When a malnutritioned goblin with a horn on his head calls you peculiar looking you're bound to throw a copy of Iliad at him.

"Look son, you're part Hamachi and part crazy it seems. I met your mother on earth when I was saving Uncle Bob from revolving doors. He discovered them on earth and refused to come back to Hama, our planet. Except that I got stuck too and your mother saved me. We fell in love but the atmosphere and the noise on this planet were effecting my health, so reluctantly I went back. She had you. I've wanted to meet you for years but my spaceship needed repairing. The hamachi process sound after filtering it , we have very sharp senses. I tried to sing to get your attention but apparently everyone heard it."

I listened to it open mouthed. Stunned. I realized I was able to "hear" him and I do like the thrill of running into doors.


I want to nominate @soundwavesphoton and @yidneth to add some magic to comedy open mic.

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wish i had tinnitus so i won't have to hear my wife nagging

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Ask her to punch you

not sure why this reminds me of that StarTrek TNG episode when they keep coming back to the same room through a revolving door

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that's why you should be a star wars fan

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bitch! .....sending your a TeamAustraliaNZ upvote for that!

My goodness, I'm peed on my knickers 😂😂😂😂

Wow, that was fast! Lovely story, as always. Nice turns, you had me there a couple of times.

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Thanks, I'm waiting for your story.

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Working on it as we speak/write!

I think there is something wrong with his echo location.

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Speaking from experience?

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I see said the blind alien to his deaf son.

Nice story!
Maybe you should dedicate it to all those people that feel like aliens among humans :)

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dedicated to @fotostef

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great ...haha
love it

Nice. Very descriptive. Lots of action.
Joy

What on earth do you put in your coffee?

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What's coffee?

A fun read @diebitch
My favorite line has to be:

I took all his lollipops on the way out. Sucker.