Story archives - tag: "surprise"


We left for a two week holiday to see a few concerts in California and ended up three months later in a hostel in Guatemala city looking at a map, eating frozen chocolate bananas and asking each other if we knew where we were.

tags: travel surprise [add]

2014-03-03 09:20:39 / Rating: 663.75 /

Channing Stephens

He followed me out of the CVS just to tell me how beautiful he thought I was.

tags: cute surprise beautiful flattery [add]

2010-10-07 16:15:24 / Rating: 430.5 /

Caught with my pants down

Discovering that window washers do still exist and discovering that I had no idea where my pants were happened at the exact same moment.

tags: window washer surprise shower no pants humor [add]

2010-01-22 09:14:14 / Rating: 693.25 /

Use the Peephole

I opened my door to discover a neo-Nazi arborist.

tags: Nazis surprise stupid [add]

2010-01-19 15:33:14 / Rating: 309 /


Unlikely activities where I've hurt myself: sitting down at a desk, getting up from a desk, getting in a car, playing guitar, using a broom.

tags: bruise injure pain sore clumsy accident hurt unlikely surprise [add]

2009-07-21 09:56:53 / Rating: 476 /

Paisley Raven

My bisexual 14-year-old daughter put a middle school teacher in her place when she complained being examined by a female OB/GYN would make her feel "like a queer" with four perfect words: "I AM a queer."

tags: teenager daughter gay bisexual coming out intolerance comeuppance surprise [add]

2009-02-23 09:37:57 / Rating: 1691.25 /


I don't think "Whoa" is a standard response to "I love you," but it was the only one I could come up with at the time.

tags: i love you reaction surprise [add]

2009-01-19 15:09:07 / Rating: 713 /


Halfway through the song, my host sister told me that my dance partner was the Mongolian Olympic silver medalist in boxing.

tags: small world olympics boxing mongolia humor surprise [add]

2008-11-12 10:03:38 / Rating: 516 /

Joker in a Dress

The Halloween store clerk looked surprised when I asked for a non-slutty nurse costume.

tags: halloween surprise costume nurse [add]

2008-10-30 22:14:28 / Rating: 709.25 /

Valerie-Clair DuBois

I began my story with "I'm not pregnant" because I knew he would want to know the ending first.

tags: pregnancy test long day anxiety surprise not pregnant boyfriend [add]

2008-09-10 18:05:55 / Rating: 501.75 /


Nothing in life can prepare you for the pain, anger, and overwhelming terror that comes from waking up in the morning, opening your newspaper, and finding on the front page a picture of the man you almost married being arrested for child pornography.

tags: surprise [add]

2008-06-10 10:32:15 / Rating: 433.75 /


I walked to my car after rehearsals to find a red rose laying on my windshield.

tags: romance surprise [add]

2008-01-18 10:50:27 / Rating: 506.75 /


I was 42 and single when I got pregnant for the first time and my very religious parents surprised me by being happy rather than disowning me.

tags: pregnancy parents religion surprise [add]

2007-01-22 12:39:51 / Rating: 724.75 /


When David and I decided to switch partners, the girls agreed and took off together, leaving us behind.

tags: surprise mistake [add]

2007-01-16 14:55:17 / Rating: 593.25 /


As I leaned to kiss her on the cheek, she decided the lips would be better, and my heart stopped mid-beat.

tags: love unrequited accepted surprise change random bus station [add]

2007-01-01 19:58:45 / Rating: 1056 /


"For you? Really?" the man in the pharmacy said, surprised, when I asked him to pass me a pregnancy test.

tags: humour humor pregnancy pharmacy chemist test surprise [add]

2006-09-23 12:01:40 / Rating: 1496.5 /