G is for Giggle and Gobby


Before I trained as a teacher, I had a plethora of jobs and learned many of life's lessons, usually the hard way. Dare I say it... I was a bit gobby.

One hot summer's day, I was working away, inputting sales into the computer, when I received a phone call from a very disgruntled customer. Our after sales department, consisting of one person, my friend, had refused to replace a faulty item. I told the customer I'd sort it.

Like a bull in a china shop, I burst into my friend's office and began to rant. I could feel my cheeks burn as I became more animated and my voice raised exponentially. I was possessed. But some higher being, protector of my friend, intervened. All of a sudden, in the middle of my outrageous gobbiness, my legs were pulled from underneath me and in one swift movement I ended up on my back. The next thing I saw was my friend peering over the edge of the desk, looking bewildered. We stared at each other for a moment and then burst into fits of giggles. That quickly became raucous laughter and I was rolling across the floor, uncontrollably. It was most definitely a Bridget Jones moment. The office door swung open and our boss looked in to check what all the noise was about. We both looked at him through watery eyes. He tutted and closed the door again. Resume, laughter.

Neither of us could explain the force that had knocked me on my backside and that was the day I learned that gobbiness was not the way to go.

Have you ever experienced an unknown force that taught you a lesson?


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  1. Hahaha I don't think I've had something like that happen to me. :-D

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    1. It was funny. Thanks for commenting Misha. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. Unfortunately I had a bad supernatural experience when I was younger. On a lighter note I once heard the groaning of an old man behind the family iron board. By my bed. No one was there clearly but I was more curious than afraid as if I knew somehow whatever it was had no intent to cause harm.

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    1. That is so spooky. I'd be afraid.

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  3. certain events you can never explain or comprehend

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  4. That's hilarious! I've never had a moment like that but I want one now. :)

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    1. I think I'm past wanting another steep learning curve like that one :)

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  5. That's hilarious! Yes, there is a force that keeps us from saying stupid stuff. When our brains refuse to work, it uses real force if necessary.

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    1. Obviously my brain refused to listen :)

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  6. I've had forces intervene to save my life. Love your story. I've said some pretty embarrassing things and would've loved a mysterious force to keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, haven't been that lucky. :)

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    1. :) I still put my foot in my mouth but it is much less nowadays and I can back track more easily :)

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  7. That's so funny! There are times from the past when I wish something like this had happened to me to stop me! xx

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    1. :) Luckily, I was only shocked.

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  8. That's quite a scene to imagine. One minute on your feet in a rage and the next flat on your back staring at the ceiling. Must have been your Guardian Angel giving you a messaging.

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    1. I'm sure I have a Guardian Angel :)

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  9. I don't think I've experienced a Bridget Jones moment, but did you faint? We can get ourselves so worked up (read stressed) when we rant that perhaps your body went into shutdown mode to protect you. It's a guess. . .but happily laughter changed the whole tone of the situation. An interesting moment, Nicola. BTW, I have one niece Nicola, a SIL Nicola, and another niece named Nichole. It's a popular name in our family I guess!

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    1. There was some kind of short-circuit going on :)

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  10. Nothing like that but I smiled a lot reading about your giggles.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Glad it made you smile.

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  11. So funny, but lucky you weren't hurt. Perhaps it was the unhappy customer sending bad vibes down the phone.

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  12. I love the term gobbiness! And it's good you learned your lesson with a laugh! Hope it didn't hurt too much!

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    1. No pain. Just shock and then laughter :)

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  13. I'm glad you weren't injured and that you got a good laugh out of this.

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  14. No, I've never felt anything like that. I wonder what happened. Good for you for taking a lesson from it :)

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    1. I did learn and thankfully my gobbiness has depleted over time :)

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  15. Okay, that's freaky. As in "demonic" freaky! No, nothing like that's happened to me. Someone recently said you don't have to BELIEVE in the paranormal to be fascinated in it. I want to believe--really I do--but I'm obsessed with it, I think, because I really want to believe it but most of me resists the idea that it can actually happen. If I actually did encounter something like that, I have a feeling it would be more traumatic than I realize it would be...and I'd probably be more freaked out than excited that I'd confirmed ghosts exist!

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    1. It could have been an office ghost, I suppose.

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  16. I can't think of any experiences I've had like yours. Glad that laughter saved the day :)

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  17. That was a pretty dramatic way to learn a lesson. I feel like I am learning lessons almost all the day, almost always the hard way. I've come to believe we rarely learn anything in any way other than the hard way. ;)

    Nice to meet a fellow A-Z Challenger!

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    1. I've learned valuable lessons throughout my life by making blunders. Now, I am happy to say that due to these lessons, I make far fewer blunders :)

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  18. Hello, Visiting from A to Z challenge. Sorry, you had a fall, but it probably saved a friendship.

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    1. Luckily, my friend was very forgiving :)

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  19. LOL. I've had mysterious forces stop me mid-sentence in a boring tirade - I lost my voice for a few hours. (Could have been laryngitis...) I did learn the art of brevity, though :-)
    Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

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