Saturday, 5 March 2011

Who's laughing now

As I was driving Holly to Rothes today, to visit her boyfriend, a memory popped into my head and I became helpless with laughter.  Something Holly said, reminded me of how much my ex used to be such a wind up merchant, being just generally annoying, a bit like a child all the time and one of his favourite past times was jumping out and scaring me.

He used to wait til I went into the toilet and while I was in there, he would crouch down in front of the door and when I opened it, he would just quietly stand up!  The amount of times I screamed with fright, clutching my heart and spewing forth expletives while he nearly wet himself laughing I can't begin to count but suffice to say, I fell for it every time.

Sometimes I would get such a fright that I would lash out at him and that would make him laugh all the more.

When we moved into the house I am living in now, our bedroom had an en suite shower.  I had been out with the kids for a few hours and when I got back I left them playing in the garden.  I shouted on my ex to let him know that we were home but got no reply.   So I went looking for him.  I heard running water and traced it to the en suite shower.  I shouted again but he obviously hadn't heard me as he was singing in the shower at the top of his voice.

That's when the idea came to me, to give him a taste of his own medicine.

The en suite shower room had a glass panel in the top half of the door so when I crouched down, I was convinced that he would see me through the glass. He took ages to come out of the shower.  I must of crouched there for well over 10 mins by the time he had finished showering and dried himself off. I was starting to get cramp in my legs and was convinced that I was not going to be able to stand up when the time came and had to stuff my fist into my mouth to stifle the bouts of giggles that kept bubbling over at the thought of getting my own back on him.

FINALLY he opened the door and I silently stood up.  There was like a 5 second delay before he started to scream and clutch his heart, staggering back, naked, into the shower room and then he dropped to his knees crying, he'd got such a fright.

By this time, I am also on my knees, bent double with laughter, crying so hard, I couldn't get breath. The more he cried and swore the more I laughed!  I eventually managed to crawl up onto the bed, where I lay curled up in a ball, hysterical with laughter while he got himself together and stormed out.

I must have lain there and laughed for about an hour before I was able to get control of myself..  For the rest of the week, every time I remembered I would be bent double, crying with laughter and the ex was so not amused.  That was nearly 9 years ago and it can still make me laugh uncontrollably even now.

Karma is such a bitch eh?


  1. Well Lynne at least you have a memory of happiness from that period of your life. Better than all bad. Have a great rest of the weekend.

  2. yes it is...that is a great thing to hear!

  3. That is just SO funny!! I can just imagine you crouching there, trying to keep quiet!! What I want to know, did he still carry on frightening you outside the toilet door, or was he cured of doing that after HIS fright!! As Odie said, it's good that you have some funny memories of your time together. Now where's this photo!!!!!

  4. Odie - I have a lot of good memories of him but the bad kind of overshadowed them for a long time
    Bruce - ha ha I totally agree :)
    Thisisme - no he never did it again, mind you we were only together for a few months more after that! Photo...eeek!! Am getting to that....soon :)

  5. Chief aka Dad - I thought so too lol
    Emptnester - tee hee hee

  6. Wow, I had a great laugh, ha, ha. You really made my day with your funny article. God Bless, Terrans
    I am new, come to visit my web site and my blog when having a little brake:,
    Regards, Terrans

  7. Terrans - welcome to my blog, thanks for stopping by :)

  8. Lol! That is so funny!!! I love scaring people, but I also loved to be scared. I read your profile and enjoyed learning more about you. I've always wanted to go to Scotland. I have family there but not sure where. I hope you have a good day. And good health to your family.
    Elle O'Neil

  9. I used to go around scaring everyone and now I don't do it anymore even when my brother or mom come in with no intention to scare me make me jump and scream haha.

  10. Elle - scaring people is ok, being scared...not so much! You will have to find out where in Scotland, you never know it could be close to me :)
    AD - lol funny as long as it's not happening to me!


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