I Have Cried In Public

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    I Cried On A Bus And At The Train Station In 2004

    nothing was going right after the college messed up my life and I started hitting my head at night with a mallet like I was in a trance and wondering what the hell I had done so wrong for the college to go from being bubbly friendly and caring to just out and out nasty ...I never...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    All the Time

    I have cried in public more times than I can count.  I don't even want to think about all the random people who have seen me go to pieces in inappropriate locations, and probably think I am a crazy lady.  I wear my heart on my sleeve, it often gets me into trouble, and...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2008

    My Most Embarrasing Time....

    I once cried in my old-school common room when I was about.... 12 Nearly my entire year and the one below were there, I was reading a book that wasn't even all that sad, and I started crying, trying not to cry.People kept coming  over asking me if I was okay and when...
    MuffinMuffinGirl MuffinMuffinGirl
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2010

    I Try to Aviod It..diligently

    I dont ask for sympathy or judgement i will just say whats going on... i just called the crisis line a little while ago..he basically told me to take mymeds they were prescribed(i think ill try that) and that my ex did something he shouldnt and the justice system will do...
    deleted deleted
    May 23, 2009

    Most recently at work in front of a customer.

    She asked how I was doing and the floodgates just opened up.
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    Only once and it was more of a breakdown.

    School was starting back up and I was way behind on all my work and I had a job. I was stressing out so my co workers pulled me a side during lunch and asked what up and I just lost it. One of left his laptop at home and had to go get it so he brought me along for the walk...
    brokenkailyn brokenkailyn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    Only Once

    I cried in the public only once. In the end of this school year. I was in the city centre. My cell phone started ringing. I answered it. Suddenly my eyes were wet. Tears started to falling down.... I got to know my best friend and school mate is going to another school. Now it's...
    bublina bublina
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2008

    Me and my parents went to a Remembrance day

    ceremony. I think I was 5. I saw huge worms on the ground I started screaming and crying. My dad had to take me away because I was starting a scene.
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075
    18-21, F
    Jan 15, 2015

    It's not a habit but

    when I got told I needed a second operation. After my appointment with my cardiologist (expecting just a "it's all good appointment) instead it was "come back In as soon as possible" Two hours for admission ! I was bawling and hyperventilating and didn't really care that...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    that horrid moment when you simply cannot hold

    it together and the tears roll down and everyone is starring at you, very embarrassing thank god i came home quickly and could continue crying in private
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2015

    That Stupid Freaking Bug

       The first time I ever went to Disney world, there were these disgusting bugs that flew and had two heads or some ****. At first I thought I had just gone crazy but I asked my mom about it and she agreed with me.  So, now it's our last day there and we're taking a ferry to...
    xXKittyRawrRawrXx xXKittyRawrRawrXx
    13-15, F
    Jan 29, 2011

    At The Hospital

    I cried at the hospital last year when my dad came out and told us that are baby brother had passed away. It didnt feel real I had just held him the day before and he seemed to be fine. I couldnt help but cry the people in the waiting room were staring at me crying but I didnt...
    Kaleb21 Kaleb21
    13-15, M
    6 Responses Aug 8, 2011

    Verizon Alligator Tears

    After having to deal with Hubby's Bi-polar manic phase for over 6 weeks, I was relieved that we finally got him admitted to the Psych Unit for help.  The closing and sounds emitted from the metal double doors in the Psych Unit brought relief....He was going to get help. As...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog
    7 Responses May 10, 2009


    It was shortly after my children's father passed away and I was in the laundry mat and Neo's song " Think of me" came on and it made me so sad all I could think of was him wondering if we would forget about him now that he was gone. I burst into tears and this girl just came...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2010

    I Almost Cried In Walmart Today

    It didn't help that I absolutely hate going to Walmart on Saturday mornings, but as I was meandering through the store, lost in thought, the slight pain of an impending headache throbbing above my right eyes, I saw a couple walking in front of me.  They were holding hands...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    12 Responses May 9, 2009

    I Cried In School...

    ..Yeeaah, I know. Lame, right? But yeah, I did. There was this girl called Emma, and my gosh..she is the most bitchest girl you will ever meet, anyway, I dont even know why but at break one time she came up to me and started swearing and threatening me. I was 11 at the time, so...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 17, 2012

    I Cried Six Times

    1. Couldn't do a Pull Up- For gym, ya know we had those physical tests. So one of them was doing pull ups. They make you do it in front of all you classmates too. I could only do two because all my strength is in my legs. After the whole test, I just started to randomly cry. In...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2008

    It Scared Me!

    I am normally seen as the strong person within a group of friends. Im the one everyone else comes to, Im the one who dishes out the advice, the know how, the worldly knowledge. Im the one everyone else cries on Until I met Andy... All he did was ask me if I was ok and I just...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 13, 2008

    Sometimes I Just Don't Care Who Sees Me Cry

    I've done quite a bit of crying in public. I lived in New Orleans for 5 years and people just seemed to live out their emotions more down there. Anyway, the most recent time was a few months ago and I was having extreme anxiety attacks and had just moved into my fabulous...
    Katieroo Katieroo
    36-40, F
    Oct 27, 2008

    No I Haven't.

    I don't count people my age and I don't count some tour guide and a female teacher. Public for me is like at the least a thousand people and I still, I don't count it as crying. More like speaking.
    Acchbellon Acchbellon
    18-21, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    It Used to Bother Me

    Letting another see me cry used to really bother me. I guess because I use to feel like it was a sign of my weakness. As I had taken care of myself for so long I felt I would always be able to, no matter the situation. I thought I was tough and if you're tough, you don't cry...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    For Crying Out Loud

    I remember after losing my job in a nursery (as a result of being bullied), falling into a depression which had me crying every day, sometimes in public. I paricularly remember one day walking through a play park full of little children. I so desparately missed my little...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    Discovered My Deepest Fear

    Okay so I've cried in public unashamedly a few times. It's nothing new to me.But today I cried at a random hypothetical situation in my head. Cried really good. It hurt enough I cried for a good 5-10 minutes during my walk home.5-10 minutes of good crying from one little thought...
    ChesterBSchizoid ChesterBSchizoid
    Sep 25, 2012

    I Didn'T Wanna, But I Did

    It was usually after a spanking that the tears starting flowing. Mom had a wicked hairbrush that she used if I "acted up" [her phrase] in a store or on the sidewalk. Or if a teacher had it in for me - then Mom was comforting and loving. I was a sensitive kid in skin and in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Mar 27, 2013

    Yesternight we were on a family night out.

    I was texting and stuff and my best friend suddenly pissed me off,via text.I'm super sensitive,so I started crying ,thank God there was no much light.My brother noted and asked why ,so I decided to lie..this live band was singing some soul song and I decided to say that that...
    jollie90 jollie90
    26-30, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    Recently Actually

    I was at the Rainforest Cafe with my best friend and we were talking about none other than Chris and I started really crying. It is one thing for me to cry in front of someone but I let it all out in the middle of the restaurant. The funny thing is that I didn't care...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2008

    The Only Time That Counts.........

    I Know there's been other occasions I have cried in public.  Major issues that anyone would cry about, no matter where they are.  The only thing that matters in my life today, that would bring more than tears in public, is my daughters health...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2008

    In School, For My Sister

    My sister was 8 years old when she had a car accident when she was going to school. We go to separate schools, and have separate cars, so I was shocked when my sister phoned my mum, crying and saying she was in an accident. It wasn't anything serious, but it had me scared out of...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2010

    Crying On The Playground

    i hate crying i hardly do but the worst is in public.so when i was a kid in probably second grad i was out at resuss and wanted to climb up this jungle gym.well a kid wouldn't let me and i tried to get around him and fell and rely hurt myself and started crying i felt like the...
    pinkcait4 pinkcait4
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2012

    Cried In A Haunted House

    Okay so when I was 15 me, my girlfriend, and 4 other friends went to a haunted house on Halloween. Which was kinda stupid in the way that we were standing in the line for 4 hours which was annoying. And the whole time my girlfriend is freaking out by the people scaring the people...
    MrB24 MrB24
    18-21, M
    Feb 12, 2013

    Hate Crying But Couldn't Keep It In

    I try my best to not cry during hard times but so much has happened in the last 2 weeks that it's just got out at me. I dunno, maybe 2 of my friends are close to death, 2 of my other friends are giving me hell, bad memories, still a virgin at 17, feeling useless and ugly etc...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411
    22-25, F
    Jun 1, 2012

    I Was 13...

    My mom died when i was five and my dad raised me by himself.  He had girlfriends on and off, some I liked, some I didn't, but none stuck.  The only constant adult woman was my dad's sister, my Aunt Lucy.  I got real close to her when I was 11 ... my breasts had...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2008

    I Think 4 Times

    I was never alone when I did cry in public. the last time I cried in public was when I was at  restaurant with a friend we go to talking and she was talking about certain area of my life I'm too comfortable talking about normally when she get me at that spot I cant help but...
    JoAnnE25 JoAnnE25
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    When I lived in China

    for two years and came home on Air New Zealand and the lovely Maori air hostess had a kiwi accent and offered some carrot cake and weetbix, tears of joy!!!!!!
    lucycoco lucycoco
    26-30, F
    Apr 24, 2014

    8 Little Duckies All In a Row

    I have to preface my story with two thoughts:  1) Many of the stories here are truly sad situations that would bring tears in public from anyone unless they're dead.  2) I am not a crier.  Crying is a very private thing to me and I don't allow too many to witness...
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    13 Responses Oct 27, 2008

    Sitting On the Sidewalk...

    And down the hall, in the elevator, and the waiting room, in the doctor's office was the worst of it. All in one fabulous day...things weren't going right from the moment I got up this morning. To add to that, the doctor's changing his tune and is leaning towards a c...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    5 Responses Aug 28, 2009


    I can remember 2 particular times that I cried in public. The first was when I was 21 or 22 years old. I was extremely clinically depressed and was just inches away from killing myself. I went to the doctor at the infirmary at the college. I can't even remember now why I...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    Oct 25, 2008

    I'm Scared of Check-ups At the Hospital.

    I had an appointment at the hospital because of my defunct kidneys, and these two lady doctors had to put little sensors on my back and butt, and it scared the hell out of me. I don't like to be touched by strangers ( no matter what sex they are ), especially when I have to...
    PinkBunnyProject PinkBunnyProject
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Sep 29, 2008

    What An Embarrassing Display!

    I was rushing along the corridor at work today and suddenly slipped on a wet patch falling flat on my bum! It took me by surprise and someone's relative saw me sitting there with this shocked look on my face, and helped me up. Everyone was asking if I was ok, was I hurt or...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2012

    It Happens a Lot On Airplanes

    when the lights are low and the movie has a particularly touching part.  But it has happened at work also.  I was so embarrassed,  I was told that I needed to go on another long business trip and I missed my children sooo much as well as my wife. ...
    deleted767 deleted767
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2008


    So this year for Halloween my friends and I decided to go to a haunted house. I was very reluctant because I get scared very easily and I have bad anxiety. So we show up and I'm instantly scared because there was a really fat and tall clown by the door squeeking his little horn...
    aja6693 aja6693
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2012

    Not sure what was worse,

    realizing that there was a bunch of people staring at me like I had a second head, or realizing that at this point I can't even say that at least I still have my diginity
    Notgoodatthis Notgoodatthis
    22-25, F
    Mar 18, 2016

    Tears of Pain

    Yesterday i found out that a loved one passed away. I babysat her i lives with her and her mom. i tool her to the camp. Loved her like a lil sister. I was cruched put pulled it together for her family.  I had to run to the lil town down the road and get something...
    browneyegirl89 browneyegirl89
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2008
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