Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Embarrassing Moments in recent history...

My life is full of embarrassing moments - some of which nobody knows about and so they really shouldn't be categorized as "embarrassing" because I got away with that...

I'm one of those slip and fall and bounce back up people though - minor things do not embarrass me much. Maybe because I slip and fall so much? The bruises on my posterior prove it.

I won't go into all the dumb things that happened in High School... the best of which revolve around wisdom teeth, pain medication, and orchestra pits... but I think I told that one before... if you missed it you'll just have to cope... or go back in bloggy time and read it yourself. Here.

The fun thing is I work with a bunch of people now who do embarrassing things ALL the TIME - like sitting in complete strangers' laps at a concert because you wore shoes with no traction... or jumping into the car after a quick run into the convenience store and complaining about all the crap on the floor before you realize this is not your car - and not your Significant Other in the driver's seat...

See, with all of this fodder nobody teases me at ALL about the conference we went to and they had to hold up a missing phone. I look and that's MY phone - so I admit to having lost it in front of the other 40 conference participants and because I'm a little embarrassed I babble (hey, that's what I DO) something about that being my cheap piece of junk phone - I'd recognize it anywhere... only not long after I realize that MY phone is actually still in my pocket so I have to stand up and announce that this is actually someone else's cheap piece of junk phone.

Funny - nobody else claimed it...

but whenever I'm feeling stupid I just start to razz my co-workers about their exploits and I feel much better!

So... who's willing to fess up with their most recent embarrassing moment - I don't want BEST here - although if it's worth a really good laugh go ahead and share :)

12 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I wish I had something to give you...I have a bunch of small ones like you: falling down and such. But I can't think of a recent thing that really made me embarrassed...

Kristina P. said...

Hey, at least they found it!

My most recent one has happened twice! While wearing the same skirt, but I totally tucked it into my garments, at work. Awesome.

mariann and Tory said...

Heres one that you missed...primary program. The last song was coming up. I stood to raise the kids up...mind you I was in the very front of alllll the congregation. Right when I raised my hands for everyone to stand...the Bishop got up to say the last words. Grrrrreat! Everyone saw!

Sue Q said...

I'm like you -- I don't get embarrassed easily. I like a good laugh, especially when it's on me! My purpose in life is comic relief, after all! But I love the one about getting in someone else's car -- that's a classic!

Tyler and Cheryl said...

So, I don't know if this is the MOST embarassing one but here it goes. I worked as a temp receptionist for a law firm for a bit. One day I went to make a copy, stood on the back of my skirt and pulled it down. Now, I'm sure many of us have had similar things happen, but the worst part is there was a guy sitting right there waiting to see his lawyer. I really hoped he didn't see, but to make things worse, he laughs and says "well, atleast your underwear matches your skirt!" Seriously, why did he have to say anything! He could have totally pretended like he didn't see. Funny thing is, it was my slip he saw, not my underwear... I didn't bother explaining though. So embarassing!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I usually try to unlock the wrong car in the parking lot and wonder what is wrong with my keys. So annoying.

lori said...

It's been a while since i've had any embarrassing moments, I think i just embarrass my kids now...a mothers job is never done :) Now after I comment this, I will probably have some terrible embarrassing moment!

The Sports Mama said...

Well... I've driven into the driveway, after shooing strange kids out of it first....

Only to realize that I actually live three houses down the street.

April said...

Hmmm....my most embarrassing moment EVER was at BYU. I was walking home to Helaman Halls from campus and to get there you had to walk down steep wooden stairs (approx 50)on a side of a hill (where the Tanner building now stands). These steps were not easily maneuvered when it was icy as it was the night I was taken out by a portly fellow student. And by taken out, I mean I was 1/2 way down the stairs when I heard a THUMP, and then, bam, bam, bam, and the next thing I know, I am riding the portly young man down to the bottom of the stairs. I was so embarrassed that I didn't say a thing. I got up and started to walk, I have no idea what happened to him. I know that one of my friends had to change her pants she was laughing so hard!

Are you kidding? I can't admit to this. said...

Most recent: One of my employees was Skyping to me about a cool place to eat that she was going to run to for lunch, and I thought she was inviting me and said "I'm in, when do we leave?" only to realize that she was working from home that day and not in the office, and she was all "um, are you joking" ... and it was yeah, sort of awkward.

Funnier: Went to High School one day and went to sit in my first hour class and all these people started coming in that I didn't know. Then a teacher comes in that I don't know, and I get up and stumble out, knowing that the world has changed on me, but not knowing why or how or where to go next. Later I find out it is a half day and they are having classes 4-8 that day rather than 1-4, but for a while there I thought I was stuck in the Twilight Zone, and when I finally found out, I had lots of staff members laughing at me. Enough said.

Michelle said...

Way back in high school, I had a boyfriend. He was a little taller than me, but way strong--weightlifter. We were going for a walk around his neighborhood after church and he suddenly pulled me to face him. Confused and a little thrilled, I waited expectantly for something fantastic to happen. He dipped his shoulder and hefted me up into the air and continued walking. He bounced a little and I farted in his face.

T said...

seriously Laughing out loud now... I'd forgotten the time I sat through 1/2 a class in Jr. High on the second day of school... having argued with some kid who thought I was sitting in his seat... only to realize that I'd better get to my OWN 3rd period class before I got in trouble for ditching. The teacher was highly amused when I came back for his 4th period class...