Blah, blah, blah moment, have you had one?

Blah, blah, blah moment, have you had one?

So I had a fairly mortifying experience this weekend.

We went to the dentist, the whole family, yup my huge phobia came to visit me.  No really I did behave, things were good, all was good…until….

We travelled back home in the car, I have no idea what started it, but an argument started.



Shrek started to get agitated and louder, that’s when I start to get irritated.

Shrek got even louder, then started to swear and was what I consider shouting.

I asked him to stop shouting and most of all swearing.  The kids asked him to stop too.

Shrek got louder.

I had that ‘moment’.  In the old days I might have bust a gut and shouted back, ideally I would have liked to somehow zone myself out of the whole experience.  I am learning meditation but have not perfected that talent yet.

So, he won’t be quiet, it is like a slow form of torture.

So after having tried to distract myself, zoning out by sending a text to a mother that I know from my youngest’s school, I do what every child would do LOL.

Fingers in ears

Fingers in ears

I stuck my fingers in my ears, yup I did it.

I went “la, la, la, blah blah blah”

It made me feel good because I was droning him out.

The kids had a giggle, and yes I realize I was not portraying a grand example of how to behave as an adult, but it was one of those ’emergency moments’?

It didn’t calm shrek, he crescendoed with the fingers in the ear escapade, then only stopped when….

I realized somehow my finger prior to being stuck in my ear, must have still been on the screen where I sent the text, somehow I had pressed the record button and recorded a good 10 seconds worth of ‘said’ argument.

I have no idea whether the recording included the “la, la, la” moment, or the swearing from shrek.

Either way, it was gone, I could not listen to it, it had gone to the recipient.

I had a blind panic.

Shrek stopped the shouting and swearing and I think he thought it mildly funny.

I didn’t, I was mortified at someone else actually hearing the argument.

I feverishly telephoned the recipient to be greeted with an answerphone, left said message apologising and asking her not to please listen but delete the voice recording.  I backed this up with a text.  She kindly answered later, saying she had deleted it.  I do not know whether she listened to it, I am not sure that I want to know.

I can only hope her son is still allowed around for playdates!

So go on, tell me have you ever had a ‘la la la’ moment or am I the only juvenile around here?

Or better still, tell me your most embarrassing moment?

Phew…wipes the sweat from my brow after the confessional, Justine xx

© Justine Nagaur

NB:  Remember it’s the Tea Time event tomorrow 😀


  58 comments for “Blah, blah, blah moment, have you had one?

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    January 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    I think your reaction was more mature than Shrek’s, honestly.

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    • January 19, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      hah good…that’s re-assuring…I won’t deny that I would do it again lol x


    • January 19, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      not the voice record though…faints


  2. January 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Oh, don’t worry– everyone has those moments. Hell, I have an entire blog chock FULL of them. Brimming over with embarrassing stuff. You know she listened to it, she had to have, if for no other reason than because you told her not to, but rest assured that she’s had moments like that too.
    You have a dental phobia? Me too. Here’s something horribly embarrassing that I’ve never blogged about, I am so scared of the dentist, that I have to take valium before I go, and then, most often, I cry like a little girl while sitting in the chair.
    I go to a “special” dentist that specializes in crazies. On my first visit there, while I was trying to get ahold of myself, they told me the story of a woman who came to an appointment every week, sat in the chair, and screamed like a banshee for a half hour, and then left. They never touched her. Apparently it took several months, but gradually she screamed less and less until eventually she opened her mouth.
    For one second, and then started screaming again.
    It was progress all the same.
    Anyway, everybody has embarrassing stories. Don’t give it a second thought.

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    • January 19, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      wow that is a serious phobia about that woman, wow, gosh. Well similarily I had to be tranquilized before my wisdoms were taken out, only because they were going to give me an injection. You see i have a phobia about injections too lol, i could just about cope with normal ones in the arms, but blood tests were a no no and i would faint every time. I used to go to the dentist and have fillings without an injection..nuts right? I eventually kinda got over the injection thing when I went to see a hypnotherapist it really really helped. I don’t enjoy it but i dont get the complete override of fear that makes me do things. It might work for you? xxx


      • January 20, 2015 at 1:54 PM

        Unfortunately, no. It’s not a fear that I can get over with hypnotherapy or something to just help me get around it. When I was a little girl, my mother took me to an old army dentist, from about 3 until 12. (at 12 I stopped going. Altogether. Until I was 23.) He was the most awful person I have ever known in my life. He had this mole on his forehead– huge, with hairs growing out of it. Piercing blue eyes. He used to sit on top of me, hold me down, and drill my teeth just randomly, with no novicaine. He’d shout at me while he did it, too. His favorite thing to say was “that doesn’t hurt”.
        I have 5 brothers and sisters and every single one of us has an unusually bad fear of the dentist. Two of them now go to dentists that give them general anesthesia once a year and do everything, cleaning, any work that needs to be done, while they’re out. I thought about going that route, but it’s majorly expensive, and I’ve now found a dentist that caters to people like me, so I’m better for that.
        I had to leave my last dentist after I barfed on him, and bit his hygenist. Oops.

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        • January 20, 2015 at 2:33 PM

          OMG that was like reading a horror story, wow, I am amazed a dentist was allowed to be trading who was like that, thats horrendous, it is hardly surprising you have a phobia now.

          I actually know where my ‘real’ injection phobia stemmed from, it was just one incident, i remember going somewher to have a blood test, there were kids there, all fine, then I remember being in a room for my blood test, I dont know what happened, i remember someone in a white coat, me screaming and being held down. When I came out some of the kids waiting were crying. It was from then I just fainted every time I would have a test. maybe fainting is a good thing if they would jsut do the blood test whilst you were out but they dont seem to lol.

          Wow, yes having a general would be good, but i am so so glad you found an understanding dentist that makes a whole heap of difference. Gosh…..

          Hugs xxx I hope that dentist got sued or something along the way..the moley one that is, not your new one lol x


          • January 20, 2015 at 3:17 PM

            He’s dead now. Apparently during my last visit to the dentist, under the influence of several sedatives and nitrous oxide, I said in a creepy and maybe slightly serial killery voice “He’s dead now. You’re dead now”. Ray, my favorite dental assistant and anesthesiologist, said he was expecting my head to spin around 360.
            Keep the fainting. Make sure you’re lying down, and problem solved! You never have to see a needle again!

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  3. January 19, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Trying to diffuse an argument in front of your kids is not immature. And that all reminded me how lucky I am to not be in a relationship like that anymore.

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    • January 19, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      yes it’s hard to diffuse something when someone won’t listen, very frustration and frustration is one of the worst things to feel i think, it gives you the feeling of being like a trapped animal. Thank you for commenting xxx

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  4. January 19, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Not always easy, worst when you can’t calm a situation down until it takes a turn like the one you experienced. Today is a new week ~ here’s to a happier times.

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  5. January 19, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Hahaha, oh my God, this gave me a laugh, (still laughing, even though i know i shouldn’t) 😀 i’m sure it must have been mortifying to realise you sent the text, but hopefully all is well. And, the thought of you sticking your hands in your ears and bla bla hahahah! That was a nice move 🙂 this post just made my day!

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

      haha I am glad LOL. I actually met the mother at the school gates today and she assured me she did not listen to it, she said she didn’t even know what it was LOL, phew wipes the panic sweat from my brow. now I cannot promise not to use the fingers in the ear trick again hehe x


  6. January 19, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Ah, the traps of technology.
    In any case, showing coping skills and how to “fix” a situation is never a waste of time…kids know parents are flawed – they tell us repeatedly!
    Funny post

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  7. January 19, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Every family has its moments. You humanize yourself by sharing yours. Hugs 💗

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  8. January 19, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Lol I’m sorry but you know what they say?? “Someone else’s shame is another’s delight” or something like that!! 😀 Oh, I’ve had many of these moments xx

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:49 PM

      hah I was just saying i bumped in to the mother at school and she assured me she didn’t listen to it and we arranged a playdate so I am thinking it must be true lol, she might not if she had heard me shouting lalala or shrek swearing!

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  9. January 19, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Ah, Shrek should have been the red-faced one if your friend played the message, not you, Justine. When you ask a yelling spouse to cool it and they don’t … and the kids are in the car … serves him right for you to plug your ears and la-la-la, I say.

    You hitting voice-send by mistake reminds of sending emails off to reply all instead of just reply in the office world and then kicking yourself because you know you said something less than golden about at least one of the “all.” THAT I have done. 😦

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:55 PM

      hah, yes there are always ‘those’ moments i havn’t had one for ages, oh boy the adrenalin rush and panic lol. I bumped in to the mother this morning and she swears she did not listen to it and we did arrange a playdate for our sons so all seems well. Phew.

      Re the swearing and shouting that is another matter….slow progress…very slow…snail like slow..i think i need bulk buy earplugs


  10. January 20, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    I’m ‘new’ to this blog so I got to ask; ‘Shrek’ … is that your husband??

    I’ve had oodles of those moments … too many! Of course she listened to it 😀

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      yes, ‘shrek’ is the old man hehe…she swears she did not listen to it, i bumped in to her this morning lol, wow I thought well she will either walk past or say hello and we arranged a playdate with our sons so seems all is well. Really gets your adrenlin going when you have those panic moments lol x


  11. January 20, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    I’ve had many though I think I’ve blanked them out.. but I was on the receiving end of someone else’s … they thought they had hanged up the phone and I heard them admitting pretty well that they had made up a story to us as to why they weren’t coming to see us… and proceeded to say what the real reason was…. At first I tried to tell them the phone wasn’t hung up but they didn’t hear me.. and sad to admit as I heard what the gist of the conversation was.. I didn’t hang up… . ‘my hurt feelings was my punishment for not doing so’…. Diane

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      oh gosh, i am sorry you had to hear that. I had that years ago with a family member pretending they were not in, they had done it numerous times, but the last time i rang I got very upset with the recipient still continuing the lie and said I could hear the person hiding in the background and that they should just be honest. Did you still talk to those people after, ie remain friends? x


      • January 20, 2015 at 1:11 PM

        I had to… it was family.. time allowed forgiveness… I just value honesty so much and it was very difficult. I never told them I overheard them…. not sure why… Diane

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  12. January 20, 2015 at 4:50 AM

    I’m laughing at your intervention with Shrek too. Guess if your kids follow it up by doing it to you, you will just have to breathe! 🙂

    I have accidentally sent emails to the wrong person and asked people not to read them. And I believe them if they tell me they erased it without looking.

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    • January 20, 2015 at 12:58 PM

      hah yes i will and i wont blame them, very useful technique hehe.

      I have done the email thing too, its tha tmoment you realize and the cold fear rushes through your body i swear i lost weight that day haha

      I did see her today and she told me she didn’t listen to it, and I do beileve her 🙂

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      • January 20, 2015 at 1:17 PM

        I know that fear. In an instant you assess the gravity of the situation and what you can do about it. Luckily it is usually not something very important and I can take it as a reminder that I need to be very careful with email, especially in regards to professional communication.

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  13. January 20, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Heh heh. I hate the dentist, may never go again.
    I left a voicemail for a friend, “hung up” and then proceeded to sing every word to the Black Eyed Peas – Pump It. I did a weird voice and torally got into the rappy bits. Didn’t hang up. She had 3 minutes of me being a dork. Thankfully, she gets really embarrassed FOR the other person, so she didn’t listen to more than a few seconds before deleting! X

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    • January 20, 2015 at 2:24 PM

      haha that is funny, that is something one should have kept for posterity lol. I would loved to have heard that. Fancy a re-enactment?

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      • January 20, 2015 at 9:12 PM

        Haha, ummmmm, not really?! But you just never know….

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        • January 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM


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          • January 21, 2015 at 1:12 PM

            I just found two of your comments in my spam folder!? I said “not spam” but now can’t find them. Will be easier on my computer when I get home….

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            • January 21, 2015 at 2:37 PM

              you know a lot of my comments seem to be going in to peoples spam, do you think wordpress is trying to tell me something? lol

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              • January 21, 2015 at 9:21 PM

                Mine are too so we are in the same boat!!

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                • January 22, 2015 at 2:34 PM

                  yeh i have no idea what is happening and also i find out loads of comments i wrote yesterday did not post, so people never got them and i have had to do it all over again really really odd, have you had that too?

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                  • January 22, 2015 at 8:34 PM

                    Yes I did too but some of the first comments were eventually found in spam. So now I’ve commented twice sometimes. It’s weird. The engineers told me to contact the spam people directly.

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                    • January 23, 2015 at 9:20 AM

                      they should be dealing with it not telling you to go elsewhere. I am also having people needing approving that I have spoken to loads of times before, are you having this?

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                    • January 23, 2015 at 11:45 AM

                      Yes that too. My last post didn’t get posted until much later, that was the most annoying thing so far…

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                    • January 23, 2015 at 2:03 PM

                      wow really, your post was delayed by WP? x

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                    • January 23, 2015 at 2:09 PM

                      Seems to have been. It was called No Way Out and it didn’t appear until almost 5 hours later…. Very strange….

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                    • January 23, 2015 at 4:12 PM

                      thats really really odd

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  14. January 20, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    This post just made my day. I’ve not even addressed your comment on my blog. I got lazy and decided to visit other blogs. I giggled and I am still smiling about your “hubs, husband, partner, Shrek.” Sounded like my house when my departed one and I were younger only I was the one that was cursing and yelling because he had yanked my chain or rattled my cage which he loved to do. I finally learned to keep my mouth shut and or walk out of the house. If there is no reaction to the action then it stop for there is no one with whom to bitch. My husband was a nit picker.

    Anyhow- then the story of the woman screaming in the dental chair got my funny bone. Sometimes the comments are as funny as the post.



    • January 21, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      haha glad it made your day and especially so as i know you need cheering up. ah yes, gosh what a phobia i really feel for her, that dentist sounded a nightmare, something from a horror story x

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  15. January 21, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Err….I could write a book on this subject. Good post!

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