When you have headphones (often ipod headphones) in your ears, and they unexpectedly get yanked out, causing shock, trauma, and disorientaion for a breif moment. Not a pleasant experience.
I was walking down the hall, and my headphones got caught on a door handle and yanked out. I was like "Oh my God, headphone malfunction!"
by WestCoastLisa June 10, 2006