People Divulge Their Funniest 'Oh Wait, You're Serious?' Moments


You must be joking!

It's all in innocent fun; for the most part. Information can often be misconstrued. That is why we have emojis for texting. Before the emojis we had no idea the emotion and intent behind a lot of responses. People who get easily offended when someone mistakes their seriousness for humor may need to first look at their delivery before they react. Oh, I thought you were kidding is more often than not a sincere response.

Redditor u/ButterBoi112 wanted everyone to share a few instances when the comedy they believed was comedy was in actuality... drama by asking... What is your "hahaha... oh wait you're serious" moment?

"wild & spontaneous"


When my 60 year old father told me he broke his hip paragliding into the roof of his hotel.

Edit: I should add it was my parents 60th birthday and this was their "wild & spontaneous" event. Takeninph

Sorry Friend. 

New friend: I really shouldn't be doing so many extreme sports, but you gotta live your life, right? I'm gonna end up in a wheelchair by the time I'm thirty!

Me: Hah! I know, right?

New friend: No I mean really; I have a degenerative disease that's going to ruin my body by my thirties so I'm trying to live my life now. FogInTheDog

He loves faxing. 

Started a new job in a company where my boss worked in two different offices. He wrote himself a note on legal paper. He handed it to me and told me to fax it to the other office. Then he told me to call them and tell them to put it on his desk there so he could have it tomorrow when he arrived. I smiled because I thought he was playing a joke on the new guy. He was not. He loves faxing. NoClueDad


Waking up from general anesthesia. One of the nurses by my hospital bed gently informs me that my heart had stopped while I was under.

I thought I was dreaming for a while, and didn't take it seriously. Then my dad showed up, and I saw the panic on his face. Then I phoned my mum, and she had obviously been crying her eyes out.

Then I took it seriously. giftedearth

Awww.... bless her.


This was a few years ago. I forgot how the topic was brought up, but I clearly remember my older sister saying, "There aren't any modern buildings in Egypt, just pyramids." rdg-lee

Counting Coin. 

I listed my Ford Explorer for sale. A guy emailed me to trade his 2018 Kia Forte or something. I didn't really need one since my fleet already had a 2013 Kia Forte but he emailed me a few times saying he wants my explorer but owes money on his Kia. I said how much. He said it's an 8 year finance deal so need to pay in total $45k. And he wanted my car. I could buy that car right now for $25-30k at the dealership brand new.... he was dead serious. typejr

"Mitch is dead."

When I was in high school I received a message over msn from a buddy saying, "Mitch is dead."

Thinking he got into trouble, I responded with, " Ahaha What'd he do?"

It turns out, he had a brain aneurysm while driving home from school. GreatLakesCowboy

like the beginning of a porno....

When I was in college, two friends and I went out to a cheap Chinese buffet for a weekday lunch. We were probably not particularly well groomed or dressed at the time. So at a nearby table there a woman and a man having lunch, both dressed in business attire. After they finish, the woman (probably in her 20's) comes over to our table out of nowhere and starts chatting with us, making normal chit chat. Kind of odd but maybe she's just friendly.

All of a sudden she asks, "Do you guys like to have sex?" We just looked at each other and laughed nervously because how do you respond to that in this situation? She just stood there, completely serious. I don't even remember what we said to her after that (this was 20+ years ago), but despite sounding like the beginning of a porno, it was only followed by another round at the buffet, not group sex. kgunnar

Middle name Orlando?

I asked a coworker with what his son's name was, and he answered Legolas. After two seconds of laughing I realised he wasn't laughing. His son is actually named Legolas. Naweezy

Same here... I met a little boy named Merlin and kinda insulted his parents with my reaction. dying_daisy

When you gotta go.....


Breaking news: "People panic buying toilet paper."

Me at home: "Hahaha"

Me at grocery store: "Oh wait you're serious." Gnomes3xfetish


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