On July 2nd, a Facebook page called ‘Holy Flaps’ published an image of a tweet by Twitter user @tinytwink that said, “As I have absolutely raging PMT I would like you to tell me the completely irrational things you have done whilst being under the influence of hormones.” The result was a hilarious thread of women sharing their hilarious stories of being completely irrational while hormonal.
In case you’re not familiar, PMT is premenstrual tension, or as we call it here in North America, premenstrual syndrome.
The Facebook post went on to rack up 122,000 comments and approximately 14,000 shares. The comment thread is funny enough to make you cry with laughter.
One of the comments spoke of a time where a marriage was almost ruined by a fart. The commenter said:
My husband once farted so loud and it scared me so much I cried. Because he laughed so much I cry-raged that I wanted a divorce, and told him we needed to put the house on the market. Then I cried because I’d be homeless. Because of a fart.
Another spoke of a time that a cookie was almost what caused a breakup. According to the woman:
Cookies come in a 4 pack!!
One for me, one for him and one each for the kids.
I SAVED mine for that moment after work when you just need your cup of tea and a cookie (it was Terry’s Chocolate Orange)
I came home full of hell, put kettle on, opened cupboard door – no cookie!!!!
I went full on psycho, packed bags, went to my parents. Dad asks ‘bloody hell what’s happened?’‘He ate my biscuit’
I mean, for real, a cookie is enough of a big deal to ruin a marriage. Snack food is serious business.
In one woman’s tale, the hormonal emotional rollercoaster led to a new friend:
I tried making an omelette, fucked it up completely. Cried hysterically, said I CAN’T FUCKING EAT THAT! 5 minutes later… I ate it. Whilst eating it, there was an advert on TV about mistreated donkeys, so I was once again crying hysterically. 3 years later I’m still sponsoring a donkey called Fred.
But for me, the story of a woman smashing mac and cheese really took the cake:
I made too much mac and cheese because I totally misjudged it and ended up with 3 casserole dishes full of it, for just two of us. When he commented on how much there was I picked up two of the dishes, dropped them on the floor to smash and said, problem solved.
Poor mac and cheese. It never hurt anybody!
Although the story of the Internet peas was a close second:
Heavily pregnant and too fat to get the shop to buy peas. My partner came home to find me crying looking at pictures of peas on the internet
I think the reason why these are so hysterical is that most of us can relate to that feeling of complete irrationality that seems to come with hormonal mood swings. I don’t know about you, but I have found myself a few times, completely caught off guard by my own mood, only to realize that I was acting like a strung-out pile of crazy because some nefarious hormones were doing their diabolical work.
The stories in this thread are just too hilarious. One man even bravely popped into the comments to simply say:
The fact I’m still attracted to women after reading this thread is proof sexuality isn’t a choice.
How dare he! Although, some of these are pretty wild.
Have you ever had an experience acting like a hormonal mess? If you have, was your story as next level as these ladies?