Laugh out loud. Actually.
It finally got to the point of absurdity when I realized I was LOL’ing at EVERYTHING. What a super cute picture of your dog, LOL. I’m going for a run, LOL. Who doesn’t like rice krispie bars, LOL. Insert random statement here, LOL. Honestly, it got to the point where peers and colleagues started to call me out on my LOL’ness.
At one point, after sending a colleague an e-mail with “LOL” at the end, she walks over and says, “You didn’t LOL, I heard you not LOL.” Well no, technically I guess I hadn’t. Then it dawned on me, remember when you were younger and you would say, “that was so funny I forgot to laugh?” Had I actually forgotten how to laugh?
Never one to shy away from a compliment, I think I’m hilarious and want other people to as well. Do I LOL to encourage their laughter after something I’m not positive is funny enough to invoke a laugh on its own? I should have been typing “LOL?”
After realizing I wasn’t really LOL’ing I had to change it up when I was ACTUALLY laughing out loud because nobody trusted me anymore, I was like the boy who cried wolf. Hence, LOLA. Now people know I’m ACTUALLY laughing at something I find amusing. While the rest of text lingo hasn’t made an impression on me, I wouldn’t doubt the induction of LOLA into Merriam Webster Dictionary in the near future.
All of this LOL’ing has made me hungry; second Blizzard Treat® in two days? Don’t mind if I do. LOLA!