With all the people and the stupid situations with which you are faced humour is essential. Laughter releases the endorphines for relieving stress. People with a good sense of humour are generally people that you can get on with because mostly, though not always, a good sense of humour indicates a degree of intelligence. You often find yourself surrounded with stupidity and that is where you find the braying donkey laughter of a faulty sense of humour or the stern face of someone who doesn’t get what it is that you are trying to say. What should you do with these people, if there is anything to do with them? Regard them as you would a turnstile on a path — something you must get over. For god’s sake don’t laugh at them; laughter is anathema to some people and if they hear it they will disappear in a cloud of smoke like the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz. Can you hate the humourless? Well, you could say that they are worthy of it, but why waste time on people that don’t get the joke?