Los Angeles, California. I caught my 94 year old mother just after both of us laughed hard at an off-color joke she told. Tip: if you want people to smile un-self-conciously, get them to tell a joke or use language that’s out of character for them. My mother curses like a sailor and gets great pleasure out of shocking people.
2000 B.C. – Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. – That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. – That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. – That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.