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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 😁

Thankewe Sun 16-Sep-18 03:16:18


PinkArmadillo Thu 20-Sep-18 00:59:30

Tried to storm out of living room in the middle of decorating...

Stepped straight into tray of paint, then spent an embarrassing length of time hopping on one foot trying to remove the paint covered sock before flinging it down angrily into tray and resuming flounce while flatmates looked on in astonishment

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Thu 20-Sep-18 01:39:30

At about 10 years old, I argued with my parents about the dog, who kept staring at me - I wanted them to make her stay in the kitchen because she was annoying me, and they told me she had lived in the house longer than me and i could leave the room if it was bothering me so much. So i screamed that i would do better than that and leave the house forever, because they obviously preferred the dog to me blush

I flounced out and walked as far as the Circle K, about a mile away, and had the idea of phoning my grandmother to tell her I was moving in with her and she needed to get my bed made up. Of course, it was pre mobile phones, and like a twat I had no money for the pay phone, so I went into the shop and asked if i could use their phone (and told them why). The shop assistant asked me to write down the phone number, then phoned my nan and asked her for my parents number, phoned them and got them to pick me up. I was so angry but my parents were pissing themselves.

Shadow1234 Thu 20-Sep-18 03:41:55

I was having a disagreement with my 17 year old son and he
decided to grab his bike from the garden, storm off and slam
the front door. 5 minutes later, there was a knock at the door,
and there he was with his bike in one hand and the chain in the
other hand. Think he pedalled so fast to get away from me, his
chain snapped. I just burst out laughing. He didnt see the funny
side at the time, but we both laugh about it now.

Shadow1234 Thu 20-Sep-18 14:40:22

This thread had me laughing so much with all the funny
stories. The stand out one, is the guy turning sideways to
let himself pass, on the mirror image Hilarious!!! 😭😭😭😭

Boulty Sun 23-Sep-18 14:42:45

None of us are perfect. I imagine many of us have made idiots of ourselves and some time in ours life.

SistersOfPercy Fri 05-Oct-18 15:47:35

I should perhaps add DD's flounce to this.

She was about 5. Dh and I were clearly the worst parents in the world and was going to live with her Nan. Being versed in the flounce from my own childhood and getting no further than the front gate I assured DH she wouldn't go far and to leave her to it.

As I watched her little pink coat get further away the realisation that i'd actually created someone more stubborn than me hit home. DH and I looked at each other with a 'WTF do we do now' expression and DH had to chase after her in his car.

She's 21 now. I suspect her flounces are epic. Must ask her DP 😂

Daftasabroom Mon 15-Oct-18 12:30:29

Me and DBs kicking off in the car about 4 or 5 miles from home, must have been 9, 10 and 12.

DM came out with "behave or walk", we were "go on then". She stopped, we walked.

Got home about three hours later - DM looking somewhat smug.

I got a ranty phone call from DM about 15 years later; she'd just found out we'd walked ten minutes from where she'd dropped us to a mates house where spent a couple of hours eating toast and listening to records before his mum gave us lift home.

He who laughs last.grin

gardengrass321 Wed 17-Oct-18 11:41:45

Me and DP had an argument on holiday so I said I was going to eat tea by myself so he would feel ever so slightly sorry for me, stormed out of the hotel room and sat on the patio area instead because I didn't want to eat tea by myself, completely forgetting that DP could and was watching me sit on the patio from our balcony laughing because I hadn't gone for tea and was just say by myself

AmbiguousAlex Fri 27-Sep-19 02:41:36

I once flounced out of the caravan as a kid whilst on holiday with my family and some family friends. I overhead a part of a conversation that I didn't like between the adults so I kicked up a fuss before I slammed the caravan door and ran down the road. I thought my dramatic exit went as well as it could until I heard somebody also running behind me, I then quickly turned my head only to see my mam and the next thing I knew; I was being dragged back to the caravan whilst I got an earful.

It is a wonder how I am still alive because I was like the spawn of Satan during my childhood. 🤣

MaryBear Mon 30-Sep-19 00:35:26

School pick up and all 3 kid were bickering and being a total pain in the arse. I gave them all the mum glare and told them to get in the car all the while muttering about how fed up I was of all the bickering. I went to get in the car to drive us all home and instead of getting in the drivers seat I got in the back and I shut the door before realizing what I'd done. The kids were all trying not to laugh. All I could say was 'don't say a word' before they were all in stitches. They still remind me of it to this day.

Margsus Mon 30-Sep-19 07:36:45

Not long after we got married I stormed out of the house after a minor argument. It was pouring, but I wasn’t going to let that stop my flouncing. Two minutes later I heard my DH behind me shouting “You’ll need this!” I turned round and there he was with my umbrella. Maybe that’s why we’re still married 41 years later....

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