The Scream

  1. says:

    laughing and laughing and laughing.  it reminds of the time during a real estate course that our teacher was looking for a word…he was saying, you know like a dog, a girl dog…being the over-achiever that I am, I yell out “oh, oh, BITCH”.

    Silence fell over the room, people squirmed in their fiberglass seats and the teacher…well he just looked at me with something akin to derision laced with a healthy dose of “you are a nutbar” and finally coughed up the word he was looking for….which, by the way, was NOTHING like anything having to do with female dogs.

    Ah yes…my cheeks still glow at the memory…

  2. Anonymous says:

    LOL!  thanks for the laugh today, lindsay!  🙂

  3. Katherine says:

    Shame on your for blaming poor Colleen! I am in awe of your quick thinking!! LOLOL!

    • Anonymous says:

      I am very good at blaming those around me for my social faux pas. NOT THAT I EVER HAVE SOCIAL FAUX PAS. ;D

  4. Susie says:

    So funny!  It reminds me of this time when I was in 8th grade choir and I sang the solo with the boy who was actually SUPPOSED to sing the solo and my friend turned to me and asked “why did you sing the solo?”  And I looked at her like she was crazy and said, “I didn’t!” even though it was clear to everyone that I had. 

    • Anonymous says:

       Ha ha ha ha! That is worthy of  blog post all its own! And I’m sure that boy remembers that TO THIS DAY. ;D

  5. Don’t feel bad. My cleaning lady walked up my driveway as I was getting in my car one morning, and I screamed in the most inhuman way. In some sort of out of body experience, I could hear myself and was trying to stop b/c I could recognize how freakish it was, but no……I took a breath…….and did it again.  

  6. Jenna says:

    I scream every time my husband walks into the room unexpected. I think he thinks I hate him!


  7. Jennifer L says:

    Think about it this way: you could have done SO many other things that would have been far worse than screaming!

  8. That made me giggle, too. LOL

  9. Hahaha, I just woke my son up laughing. I’ve totally done this before, and there wasn’t even a lasting noise to cover it up. I love how smoothly you played it off, though. 🙂

  10. Salote says:

    Still laughing…. what a great way to start my day! I love how you are able to share your… um.. er…. moments!

  11. Margaret says:

    Just like bears! 

    I am laughing so hard right now!  Especially because that could have so easily been me who had shrieked.  

  12. Miriam says:

    Actually, it sounds like a common reaction to sensory overload. My son and I both have sensory processing dysregulation and I can almost guarantee I would have been screaming along with you.  Basically, your amygdala read the sound as an attack and activated the fight or flight response.  In this case, fight.  I’m not suggesting you are experiencing SPD, but I can tell you while it may not be “normal”, your reaction is absolutely reasonable. 

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