it’s that feeling of hitting your funny bone. there’s nothing actually funny about it, except that its immediate feeling is a mixture of the bone vibrating in place and the nerves being knocked into a tingly sleep. although, i suppose neither of those are all too funny.
i feel like you’re supposed to laugh when you hit your funny bone. follow the smack to your elbow with a mask of laughter to cover up the short dose of pain. pain that is brief, momentary and rarely leaves a trace in the form of a bruise or scrape.
i think that at some point recently, i stopped laughing at such things