I think the most evil thing with rib tickling...is when people count them as they do it.
Listen though…there are twelve ribs on each side of the body making 24 RIBS MAN. Not only is it ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to endure 24 individual ribs being tickled as they’re counted…
BUT the entire aspect of knowing you have to reach 24 ribs before you’re a free bird is THE WORST. There’s nothing you can do but wait the ENTIRE thing out.
And the even worse thing people do when they count tickle ribs is when they say something like:
“Ugh. You’re squirming and laughing too much, now I’ve lost count! Now you’re making me start all over again.”
While they smirk because they know oh so well just what they’re doing.