Word challenge of the day: Conniption

The only thing that comes to mind with this word is taking a fit, and I could have.  Today on my way to work my car was making an awful noise. I recognized the sound and thought I had a rock in my tire. I kept driving and pulled into my parking place at my office, got out and surveyed my tires. I had a flat. I could have had a conniption, but instead I called for help and will have it fixed by the time my work day ends. Thank goodness for that triple A membership.  Its worth every penny during times like this.