Guy’s Joke Sends Co-Worker To The Hospital, Almost Loses Him His Job

What if your introductory superlative was “this is so-and-so, he once made somebody laugh so hard they ended up in the hospital”?

Pretty cool, right?

And slightly terrifying…

u/ItsOkayToBeYou has some serious bragging rights from the time he accidentally made his coworker/crush laugh SO hard that she landed herself in the hospital.

See what you think.

TIFU by making a girl I like laugh so hard she ended up in hospital and I almost lost my job.”

“So there’s this girl I like at work, and we’re really good friends. We’re having lunch and we’re making those ironic depression meme jokes as most friends do. For some reason I (in my unknowingly- stupid way to get her laugh) got the idea to say ‘Well hey, you know what’s just one letter away from sad? DAB!’ and promptly did the deed. Also I have ability to cry on demand so I just stared stone-cold her and let two tears fall down.”

“She finds it funny. Extremely funny. So funny she drops to the floor and starts laughing her *ss off. After a good thirty seconds she starts grabbing her chest and coughing. I asked if she was okay when she starts wheezing and begins to convulse a bit. Freaking the f*ck out and thinking she’s having a damn seizure, I start to reach for my phone.”

“And in the exact second, my manager randomly decides to come in and sees this big guy towering over this poor little girl on the floor. I only manage to cut off her impending rage by saying I think she’s having a seizure and I’m calling 911. Fortunately, I was able to explain to her what happened after the ambulance came.”

“Turns out she has asthma, and my joke caused a flare-up, and was waving her arms to try to tell me to get her inhaler. Whoops.”

“TL;DR. Made I joke with a girl that ended causing a asthma flare-up, manager walked in when it happened. She ended up in the hospital and I almost lost my job.”


Went from joke to medical emergency in under 10 seconds.

Some users want him to continue the joke:

“Send her a get well card that says ‘sorry I took your breath away’!!!”

“And kids, that’s how I nearly killed your mother with a dab.”

“Meeting dead relatives:

‘I died crossing the Oregon Trail.’ ‘I died in WWII.’ ‘…You guys know what a meme is?'”


But one user noticed something:

“Dear OP, If she laughed at that joke she probably likes you too. Good sign you could successfully ask her out. Love, Spookygooboy”


And the OP responded positively.

“Actuallyyyy I’m planning on asking her on a date tonight. Hope it goes well.”


And people couldn’t resist giving him a hard time.

“Make sure she brings her inhaler”


“That didn’t help her the first time.”
“And a backup inhaler”
“You have a great in at this point. You can say you want to make it up to her for almost killing her by taking her out, and promise to go light on the dab jokes.”


“Tell her that you can guarantee that the date will leave her breathless”

“Oh god I hope she survives.”

The date is today!

The OP updated with a new post:

“Alright, so I honestly didn’t expect this many people to subscribe. Probably the best idea to make an announcement.”

Okay so… welcome to /r/DateFromADab everybody! I honestly thought I was only going to get about 23 subscribers, but with nearly 2,000 and probably much more by the time I finish this, here we are!”

“So, before I say anything else, I wanna thank you guys for all the support and car I’ve gotten in my inbox. It’s a real treat to see so many people root for your success. It gave the confidence to ask her out on that date. Thank you guys, sincerely.”

“Down to business! This subreddit will be dedicated to me talking about our time together and any updates I have for you guys. For the sake of privacy, I won’t be revealing any personal information or issues. I love you guys, but I really don’t want to f*ck this up.”

“Besides that, I will allow you guys to decide what you want this sub to be. Make it about dabbing, dating, maybe both, it’s your choosing. All I ask if you follow reddit rules and just play nice with each other.”

“Meeting adjourned! Keep cool my dudes.”

We’re so excited for the guy!

Hopefully she survives the date…

H/T: Reddit, BoredPanda