I have a coworker whom I would consider a friend. He's a good guy. He had a friend commit suicide this week. The guy supposedly sat on his back deck, stuck a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. There are a combination of reasons that I will not attempt to explain... They're irrelevant. Well, the coworker came by my desk as he was leaving to meet his wife to take care of the friend's estate and comfort the friend's wife. He commented that he had some guns I might be interested in buying for a decent price. I didn't know what to think as this guy isn't a firearms enthusiast in the least; it's no slight on the 2nd but the guy isn't interested in firearms. Initially I had no idea what he was talking about. I asked, and was frankly set back by why the guns were available. It seems that his friend had purchased several new firearms before the election. The friend's wife needs cash for living expenses right now. I really didn't know what to say, especially given the jovial nature of the guy's comments. I really take this guy to use humor to mask his true feelings. I know I've probably done that at times, and I feel like others fall back on humor when the truth is too painful. What is your approach in dealing with tragedy?... Is the humor approach abnormal? Is there a point when you have to laugh to cover your heart?