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Justask Mon 27-Aug-18 14:10:22

I am totally BU.

On holiday and so drunk last night I tried to storm off but I couldn't work out how to leave the pool area of the hotel and just walked around the pool repeatedly, getting more cross with every circuit.

I am a total knob, please tell me IABU 😁

Thisnamechanger Wed 29-Aug-18 13:51:27

Skittlesandbeer I fear we're cut from a similar cloth gringringrin

Tinkerbellisnotafairy Wed 29-Aug-18 14:02:44

When I was about 11 I attempted a full-on flounce over something incredibly important such as not being able to watch what I wanted on TV. Flounced out of the sitting room, slamming the door behind me. Most of my hand came with me; my middle finger stayed caught behind the door handle. Cue dislocated finger for weeks - I still can't make a fist properly.

But I showed them.

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 29-Aug-18 14:18:38

Fuuuuuck Tinkerbell that's not even funny! shock

kateandme Wed 29-Aug-18 14:24:01

mum did this in restaurant.of course the way she stormed out was to the wrong end of the restaurant and the kitchen and so she had to storm right by the table again to get outside!

Tinkerbellisnotafairy Wed 29-Aug-18 14:24:24

It's a little bit funny...! grin

still didn't get to watch Home and Away though

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 29-Aug-18 14:44:27

What?! Even after a dislocated finger! shock Bastards!

KarlDilkington Wed 29-Aug-18 14:56:25

My husband and I had gone for a walk at Kielder reservoir. Got into an argument (I think about schooling choices for the child we hadn't even conceived yet hmm), screaming at each other amongst the peaceful forest blush and I spun around and started to march back towards the car park at a brisk pace, aiming to leave him in the dust. But everytime I looked behind me he was still there, doggedly keeping up with a stone set face. So I'd speed up. And clearly so would he- the bastard would not let me get away. All in stony silence of course. 5 miles later we had arrived back at the car just short of a run and had probably broken some speed walking record on the way. We were absolutely bollocksed and were both hobbling like pensioners the next morning which broke the tension and made us crease up laughing!

Tinkerbellisnotafairy Wed 29-Aug-18 15:20:00

@PhilomenaButterfly I did get my own back by not being able to unextend my middle finger for several weeks! grin

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 29-Aug-18 15:34:43


Justask Thu 30-Aug-18 19:12:26

Is it bad form to nominate one's own thread for classics? These are too funny

PhilomenaButterfly Thu 30-Aug-18 21:29:10

Probably, but go for it!

You notice I haven't made a contribution? I must have a story, but I can't remember it!

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Sep-18 13:30:44


Is it bad form to nominate one's own thread for classics? These are too funny

Not bad form at all, JustAsk. As it happens, we've had loads of other nominations for it to go in Classics too. We're going to shuffle it over now. smile

Heavystream Fri 07-Sep-18 13:33:24

I once got in an argument at a pub with DH. Stormed off through what I thought was the front door, turned out to be a closet. I was sat with some mops for a good 15 minutes before I plucked up the courage to leave. The whole pub burst out laughing and I ended up just walking back to my seat.

DarlingNikita Fri 07-Sep-18 13:39:06

I was sat with some mops for a good 15 minutes before I plucked up the courage to leave


flowerythorns Fri 07-Sep-18 14:14:58

Sitting with the mops! Amazing 😂

FourForYouGlenCoco Fri 07-Sep-18 14:47:30

Not me, but I was out on a nice countryside walk as a teenager with my mum and my brother, who was at a stage that took ‘surly preteen’ to new levels and was giving us all hell pretty much constantly. He’d got the hump with us over something or other and had gone on ahead in a strop. He came to a rope swing type thing attached to a branch, attempted to swing on it and promptly fell off into the stream below. He was absolutely soaked to the skin and extremely unimpressed, but we were in the middle of nowhere, so he had no choice but to squelch along behind us, dripping and swearing, back to the car while me and my mum tried not to wee ourselves laughing. It still makes him cross when I mention it grin

BevBrook Fri 07-Sep-18 15:19:09

I flounced out of school aged five. Weeping after being hauled out in front of the class, I sobbed that I was going to get a drink of water. Out of the classroom, out of the double doors, across the playground and out of the school gate. Then round and round the block many times as like past posters, I had no sense of direction. My plan was to make a home under a bush, but I was foiled when one of the squadron of teachers dispatched in their cars to drive around slowly and look for me, found me.

Madonnasmole Fri 07-Sep-18 16:25:11

This thread grin

Storming round a pool, pedlow, basil throwing and mop sitting are now going to be the catch phrases for proving MN membership when starting a new thread 😂😂

Brilliant !

LemonRedwood Sat 08-Sep-18 20:13:39

On a family holiday on a canal boat and my sister was an extremely surly teen aged 13 or 14. We were somewhere in Wales and had come across a farmer who invited us (obvious townies) to see his cows and milking shed. My parents insisted that we all go because it's educational (clearly ignoring that it could have been the start of various horror films). We reached the milking shed where there were cows along both sides with a narrow corridor along the centre. My sister, really grumpy at being forced to go along, does an epic flounce ahead of everyone else down into the middle of the shed and nearly every cow along the way lifted its tail and covered her in shit. Literally covered from chest height down. I think it was weeks before we all stopped laughing!

wanderings Sat 08-Sep-18 20:53:12

@BevBrook Your story reminds me about a time I very nearly flounced at junior school; so it wasn't exactly a failed flounce, but a bottled flounce. You were braver!

That junior school was big on whole-class punishments, or even whole-school ones. I always found it deeply unfair if we had to practise lining up instead of having playtime, so during this torture I unburdened my mind (very loudly and tearfully, so everyone including the headmistress could hear), and said that I was going to walk out of the school, and I was extremely ready to do it! It was before primary schools were became fortresses, so I could easily have done it, and I was old enough to know that it would make teachers very uneasy if I did. One of them took me aside and calmed me down; they didn't accept my argument that missing playtime wasn't fair, and still told me off for "being rude". (I once managed to beat them at their own game on this issue, but that's another story!)

PierreBezukov Sat 08-Sep-18 21:56:16

Hilarious, lemonredwood. What an image!

JaretsGirlfren Sat 08-Sep-18 22:11:47

This isn’t quite flouncing but I still think this counts.

Arguing with DM one night and I tried to yank a hoody angrily on over my head. Except it was backwards and the hood flipped straight up over my face. blush

Scotstar Sat 08-Sep-18 22:33:24

In once stormed off after an argument with parents as a teen. Ran upstairs and flopped dramatically onto my bed and clipped my eyebrow on corner of my desk beside it.
Absolutely pissing blood and ended up in a&e. Still got a visible scar 20+ years later!

TellMeItsNotTrue Sat 15-Sep-18 00:24:05

When I was younger my aunt had an argument with my mum over something silly, aunt stormed out slamming the door to the room, opened the front door...slight hesitation...slammed the front door and came storming back in "this is MY house, so I really think YOU should be the one leaving" stormed back out of the room

Mum had conveyed the fact we needed to keep quiet and not laugh, just by looking at us. She got our coats and we left. We drove about 2 minutes away in silence then mum burst out laughing and the whole car was filled with it as we were finally 'allowed' to get it out. It was just so funny to watch, I remember having a pain in my side from laughing so much, and I think all of us had tears going down our face

alphajuliet123 Sun 16-Sep-18 02:13:39

My friend stormed off during an argument with her husband, slammed the door, got in the car, and angrily but accidentally reversed straight through their brand new garden wall. Now affectionally known as “the five grand flounce”...

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