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To start a thread on embarrassing emotional outbursts. (LIGHTHEARTED)

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KungFuPandaWorks Tue 13-Aug-19 14:53:56

I'm not really a big cryer, so when I do end up crying it is over something absolutely ridiculous.

My favourite - A few years ago, I had been craving pie,chips, and mushy peas from my normal chippy. It had been closed for a while and had finally reopened. Bingo I can have a chippy tea. So off DH goes to get our tea and I ask for the mushy peas separately from the pie and chips. He comes back and as I'm unwrapping everything in an excited manner, my world came crashing down. They'd pour peas over my pie and chips. My DH walked into me sobbing over the food in kitchen because it was ruined now they had poured peas over it🙈😳

The recent one and the reason behind this post. We had popped round too PILs, ended up watching emmerdale. And I absolutely blubbed like a baby when the character died in the factory fire. My FIL looked at me like thishmm and went "Kung you do know this isn't real and the character isn't dead in real life"

In between sobs I managed to choke out " I know. But it's just a soooo sad" all whilst MIL is patting my hand in a there there manner, and PIL is side eyeing me and looking at my DH then back at me.

sadkoala Tue 13-Aug-19 15:05:09

Love these op 😆

I recently realised that I wouldn't be able to afford a fancy gym membership I really geared myself up for and was on the verge of starting (reviewed the budget though) . Realising I have to give it a miss I dissolved into a crying mess for a good 5 mins because I was REALLY wanting to go. Then I gave my head a little wobble and decided to wake up at the same time on the days I was going to go and just take ddog on a good long walk and it really was not the end of the world.

A few months ago when I was really ill DP came in and found me sobbing on the sofa so badly I wasn't able to speak or articulate what was wrong. He sat with me for a good while until I between sobs managed to choke out that I'd bought myself some instant soup which was a version of the soup my DGM used to make when I was ill as a child and this one just tasted awful (don't know why I was expecting cup a soup to taste anything like hers 🤔). Like a toddler I then said "I just wanted it to taste like homeeEEEEE" - dissolving into even more sobs.
He was surprisingly understanding about it. I have no idea to this day what came over me but it was the first thing I managed to work my appetite up for days and it was a pretty nasty illness...

sadkoala Tue 13-Aug-19 15:06:11

Also don't know what happened to my paragraphs ... ^^

SilverySurfer Tue 13-Aug-19 15:14:28

I think my 'embarrassing emotional outbursts' gene was removed before I was born because I've never had one.

I can get a bit tearful at listening to specific music (Mahler's Fifth) or watching a specific film (Truly Madly Deeply) but that's about it.

If you're interested in embarrassing emotional outbursts you should definitely read the thread about the Sistine Chapel screamer - I'm sure you will be able to emphasise but are more likely to be laughing from crying: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3178898-DH-embarrassed-by-my-sensitivity

kazillionaire Tue 13-Aug-19 15:38:38

Yesterday I watched Bad Education ( tv series with a very gorgeous Jack Whitehall in ) and the last episode ends with him sobbing at his desk as his pupils have left the school- I cried like a baby!

KungFuPandaWorks Tue 13-Aug-19 15:49:48

Sad They're brill! I can relate so much, because even though you know you're being ridiculous you can't help the tears flowing. And when you try and explain I find the tears flow quicker and heavier.

Silvery I love that one! Although I'm not quite as emotional as that 😂😂

Kazillionaire That's understandable if it was the last ever episode. You've been a part of the journey through all the seasons, you was relating to Jack Whitehall emotions 😏wink

ChopinIn10Minuets Tue 13-Aug-19 16:01:07

My DD was all hmm at me yesterday when the £50 online instant voucher I bought for the supermarket was refused at the till and the customer service desk. I was trying so hard not to take it out on the staff it wasn't their fault they didn't know what they were doing but losing fifty quid to a computer-says-no was making me want to smash the tills up. Perfect example of how biology really doesn't deal with modern stressors.

(I cried like a thwarted toddler when I got home. And DH is sorting something out with the voucher provider.)

Cosmos45 Tue 13-Aug-19 16:01:10

My last emotional outburst was over hoisin sauce. It was my birthday and one of my favourite things to eat is crispy duck pancakes with hoisin sauce. Sadly, we do not have a decent chinese take away near us. So, my lovely husband decided to make it, he went to the butchers and bought a duck and decided to make the hoisin sauce. He's generally a very good cook. I was really looking forward to it but I must admit I was thinking that hoisin sauce must be really difficult to make and surely it would be better to buy a bottle from the supermarket but I didn't verbalise this. Anyhow, the meal get's served and the hoisin sauce is awful.. nothing like the stuff you get in the chinese. I was a bit disappointed but husband jumped in the car in the peeing rain and dashed down to Marks and Spencer 10 mins before they closed. He brought back the last bottle of hoisin sauce on the shelf. I stupidly said something like "I told you it wouldn't be very nice" and he looked quite upset (quite rightly). I burst out sobbing and charged upstairs and sobbed for about an hour, wailing "I just wanted hoisin sauce, I love hoisin sauce" etc etc etc.. Mortified the next morning and it did prompt me to go to the GP and get some HRT..

Ceebeegee Tue 13-Aug-19 16:05:09

One today actually! I was at work and had just written a work related post on the works twitter page...all very professional. Until I watched video that someone in our industry shared of some Refuse Collectors who had brought an old lady a birthday cake for her 100th birthday and she cried with joy. I ended up sobbing at my desk. (blush)

whothedaddy Tue 13-Aug-19 16:06:53

My most memorable one

A few years ago I took DD to see Brave at the cinema, she was 3 at the time.
The bit where it looks like the mum is going to die I started quietly sobbing. My DD came and sat on my lap, stroked my head and whispered in my ear 'it's ok mummy, it isn't real'

I now quietly sob happy tears whenever I think about it because it was just so very cute.

ChristmasInJuly Tue 13-Aug-19 16:08:07

I cry at anything like Long Lost Family or Who Do You Think You Are. It’s not even my family!

WeirdAndScary Tue 13-Aug-19 16:12:33

Adverts. I cry at adverts. The one with the horses, any baby one and recently the new compare the market advert.

DH just ignores me now. Having a bloody baby broke my emotions!

FudgeBrownie2019 Tue 13-Aug-19 16:12:59

I rarely cry or get upset over anything but a few years ago we took the DC to see The Lion King stage show in London. The theatre went silent, the stage went black and then the music began and the stage turned into those spiral stairs and I cried and cried silently through the entire thing. It was beautiful and nothing else in earth has ever moved me like it. No idea why. DH refuses to take me to see Aladdin just in case it sets me off again.

The worst part is that I could cry right now even thinking about it.

SuzieSunshine Tue 13-Aug-19 16:15:30

I have just read the Sistine Chapel Screamer thread - very very funny!!

stayhomeclub Tue 13-Aug-19 16:23:37

The other day I cried at my first ever baby music class, looking at all the mums and their babies and the big parachute with 'youve got a friend in me' playing. Must have looked a total lunatic.

IDontDrinkTea Tue 13-Aug-19 16:25:07

@SilverySurfer thank you so much for bringing that Sistene Chapel thread into my life. Hilarious 😂

PowerhouseOfTheCell Tue 13-Aug-19 16:27:55

Robin Williams died days before I collected my A level results, wasn't a massive fan but admired his work.
My mum mentioned it in passing on the day it happened and I just burst into hysterics, in-between sobs telling her I couldn't possibly think about my A levels now this had happened as well. This carried on for a good 20 minutes with her just looking at me like shock

SomeAfternoonDelight Tue 13-Aug-19 16:28:35

I cried because they put cheese on a Big Mac even though I asked for no cheese. So I feel you OP.

timeforawine Tue 13-Aug-19 16:29:58

I get all teary at Christmas carols. As per PP having a baby wrecked my emotions too!

Ginderella11 Tue 13-Aug-19 16:35:19

I hardly ever cry. I’m just not a crier.

However after a particularly bad week of bitter interactions with an ex, having awful backache from period pains and then finding out a much loved relative had passed away I was at my wits’ end. No crying though yet...

The final straw? Some idiot damaged my parked car bashing into it. That didn’t even set me off- it was when the insurance company told me on the phone it would be a write off.... I started sobbing because I had just paid £30 for it valeting which I only had done twice a year😂

KungFuPandaWorks Tue 13-Aug-19 16:53:09

I'm loving these. Especially the he won't take me to Aladdin incase it sets me off and the £30 Valet 😂

lucylouis Tue 13-Aug-19 16:59:43

A week before my wedding I was trying to loose some weight so was at the gym- I wasn't eating properly and was very stressed ( FIL has just died, wedding dress was wrong) just everything was bad. I had a complete breakdown to the man who works at the gym because I couldn't get on any machines and I was crying and shouting and not making any sense at all. Poor guy took it very well and offered me a PT session which I was too embarrassed to take

Isitweekendyet Tue 13-Aug-19 17:00:42

I’d just had an operation when I was about 22. I’d been told I had an incurable condition and the surgery was a preventative measure to help me manage the pain. I had taken this all in my stride, no upset or anything.

I was on the settee at my mum’s and she was reading the side effects of the medication I’d been prescribed. She read out highly likely to cause weight gain and I just lost it. I howled for a solid hour 😂😂

CalamityJune Tue 13-Aug-19 17:05:26

As soon as a read the thread title I thought of the Sistine Chapel. I think it might be my all time favourite

iklboo Tue 13-Aug-19 17:11:14

Burst into tears because I couldn't find the butter knife

Couldn't speak for crying when Rob Beckett won Celebrity Catchphrase & doubled up, giving his winning to a men's mental health charity after his friend's suicide.

Watching The Repair Shop can be a bit dodgy.

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