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Sheena
October 1st, 2013, 01:49 PM
Oh er. The police have a couple of big vans and cars up the lane today. Some police are lifting the grids and investigating.

This is unheard of in our village. Gossip fodder if ever there was some.

So I asked the PC what's going on. They're looking for a knife. Oooooooooooh must be a sharp one then? I asked.

I happened to have a sharp knife which I lent to my friend, in the car. I thought I must take it into the house in case the police see it in my car and think it is 'the weapon'.

So I carried the cleaver, and the shopping, into the house. But I was so nervous that I tripped over the door step, and just missed falling on the knife.

I don't think they saw me. At least they didn't come knocking on the door.

I don't think I'll sleep tonight. :(

What's YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT? It's ok, you're with friends!

Joan@DebtofGratitude
October 1st, 2013, 03:20 PM
I once tripped down an entire flight of stairs into the lobby of a crowded public library. It was the '80s and I was wearing a prairie skirt and high heeled pumps. My heel caught on the hem of my skirt just as I started down the stairs, which jerked my leg behind me (think of a girl's kissing pose). I was carrying an armload of books so I couldn't grab the handrail. In the split second I had to save myself, I pictured myself tumbling head-first down the entire flight. To avoid that gruesome fate, I pushed off the landing with my remaining foot and leaped from the top all the way to the bottom. (In the process, I ripped my skirt and threw all my books to the bottom, too.) I landed, like a cat, on all fours. I hit so hard I broke the heel of one shoe and slapped the floor with the bottom of my hands so loudly it startled everyone. It hurt like heck, not to mention I was mortified. No one in the lobby saw that I was about to fall. All they saw was that a woman in a skirt and pumps jumped off the top stair and landed at the bottom, crouched on all fours. You could have heard a pin drop. No one said a word, and no one offered to help. (I think they thought I was crazy. This particular inner-city library got a lot of transients.) I picked up my books and walked out to a sea of silent stares. The worst indignity? Since one heel was broke, I walked out like a lopsided toy. Once I got outside, I burst into tears, took off my shoes and threw them in the trash, and walked barefoot down a dirty city street.

Yeah, it's been a long time since I had a day that bad.

Bubby
October 1st, 2013, 03:48 PM
My most embarrassing moment occurred when I was working at the prison. I was wearing a long "hippie style" skirt that came nearly to my ankles. The skirt had an elastic waist. While walking down two flights of stairs a new correctional officer walked too close behind me and accidentally stepped on the hem of my skirt. You gotta know what happened...I went down one more step, my skirt remained and the waist was pulled down past my bum to reveal bright a bright red thong. The officer's face turned as bright red as my undies, he apologized repeatedly, I reminded him that he was still on probation for his job and that it would be in poor taste to spread the incident around the facility. I never heard another word about the incident, but until the day I retired 5 years ago every time we saw each other that officer's face still went red.

I retired 5 years ago today!!!

nyscpa2be
October 1st, 2013, 04:01 PM
What I learned on M* today - long skirts are disasters waiting to happen.

mommadeb
October 1st, 2013, 04:17 PM
When I was in junior high school, our grade had a chorus concert. We were standing on the bleachers singing to a full crowd in the auditorium. I was on the second riser and a big girl was right behind me. Well, she fainted, knocking several of us over. I stood up and screamed "Somebody fainted!"

Needless to say, the teasing and harassment went on for a long, long time....

lilmouse
October 1st, 2013, 04:35 PM
I have had too many to report them all here but the last one was a couple of weeks ago when I didn't see a railroad tie separate the sidewalk from the parking lot and yeah......I kissed the pavement right in front of Steve who was too far away to try and catch me and it was on a busy corner of the street during rush hour traffic....the next week the ties were painted a bright yellow....gee.....wonder why?

Miss Sheri
October 1st, 2013, 04:53 PM
I too have had M A N Y embarrasing moments, but one of the ones that I will never forget was as a teenager. We had a youth camp, boys and girls [in separate dorms] ages 14-18 with parents and church youth leaders as chaparones. Lots of fun activities in a lovely wooded setting, for three days. Well, on day 1 my secret crush was actually very friendly to me, and as the day progressed and the dance that evening came along, we were together more and more. The evening ended, he walked me back to my dorm and up the steps. . . he leaned in to kiss my cheek, and I was flustered and leaned in to give him a hug. Well, I knocked us BOTH off the steps and into the mud [we were both wearing WHITE levis!] My perfect day was ruined, and he didn't talk to me for the rest of the camp!

easyquilts
October 1st, 2013, 05:21 PM
Well... Haven't thought if this for years.....m

As part of the my application to the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LAMP) at the Athenaeum of Ohio , I was required to take the Meyers/Briggs Personality Sorter.... The very long form.... Which took forever...

Anyway, after our "sorters" had been evaluated... I'm a strong INFP.... each applicant was then required to meet with a psychologist, Father Stan... To discuss the results.... So, I trekked over to see Fr. Stan, who I actually knew....

We sat and talked for about an hour.... I sat on a cloth covered chair.... Very comfortable, BTW.... The meeting went well, and I left feeling pretty good....

When I got into my car, I discovered that Mother Nature had come to call... In a big way.... I was mortified, and could never face Fr. Stan again.... I get embarrassed just thinking about that incident...

Iris Girl
October 1st, 2013, 05:30 PM
embarrassing moment for me or at least one of them. Was when I was fabric manager at Rag Shop. It was a busy saturday we were having an early bird special and the lines were very long around the cutting table with 4 of us cutting. I always wore dresses then and my slip was really in need of new elastic at the waist. we were so busy I never noticed my slip had slipped to my ankles until my boss came out of the office to see what was going on and stood laughing at me. I looked down and my face turned beet red. we all had a good laugh.

bkthomas
October 1st, 2013, 06:55 PM
This is not my story, I just did this to make it easier to read. This was suggested in another thread, but I can't find the thread and I don't remember who started it. I just think it is a good idea!

I once tripped down an entire flight of stairs into the lobby of a crowded public library. It was the '80s and I was wearing a prairie skirt and high heeled pumps. My heel caught on the hem of my skirt just as I started down the stairs, which jerked my leg behind me (think of a girl's kissing pose). I was carrying an armload of books so I couldn't grab the handrail. In the split second I had to save myself, I pictured myself tumbling head-first down the entire flight.

To avoid that gruesome fate, I pushed off the landing with my remaining foot and leaped from the top all the way to the bottom. (In the process, I ripped my skirt and threw all my books to the bottom, too.) I landed, like a cat, on all fours. I hit so hard I broke the heel of one shoe and slapped the floor with the bottom of my hands so loudly it startled everyone.

It hurt like heck, not to mention I was mortified. No one in the lobby saw that I was about to fall. All they saw was that a woman in a skirt and pumps jumped off the top stair and landed at the bottom, crouched on all fours. You could have heard a pin drop. No one said a word, and no one offered to help. (I think they thought I was crazy.

This particular inner-city library got a lot of transients.) I picked up my books and walked out to a sea of silent stares. The worst indignity? Since one heel was broke, I walked out like a lopsided toy. Once I got outside, I burst into tears, took off my shoes and threw them in the trash, and walked barefoot down a dirty city street.

Yeah, it's been a long time since I had a day that bad.


Sorry I just had to do that!@ Joan debt of gratitude

Lisapc
October 1st, 2013, 07:06 PM
I remember the day my mother had Jury duty and my Dad worked in the city. I was going to have to babysit my brother after school. It was a beautiful spring day and I had on a white shirt with buttons on one side, remember those? Well in first period one of the buttons just fell off. I have no idea why but the boys who already teased me at time because of my breast were on a roll after that. Third period for me was special chorus and as I was walking up to the stage to do my song with my friend the whole class started laughing. I had on bright yellow corduroys and I had apparently gotten my period and didn't realize it. I was horrified and ended up suspended for two days because I refused to leave the bathroom for the rest of the day. That was embarrassing!

Divine Daisy
October 4th, 2013, 06:00 AM
I hesitated to post this story, but as Karen is at the retreat, I am hoping to be safe from being 'karen'd'

I was at a very crowded legal reception which was an annual thing........... annually very boring, annually inconvenient, something I tried to avoid annually and annually failed to avoid.

I was talking to my friend in a corner, we were equally cheesed off at having to be there and were as usual just showing our faces and having a good chat and gossip session to pass the time until it was over. The room was noisy, so many people talking at once. I was just telling my friend about a small scandal at the firm 'he bent her over the desk and..............' (insert an ancient Anglo Saxon word here) when the room went totally silent and my voice sailed through the air clear and loud. There was a subtle intake of breath from the room and a gentle murmur began which turned into a collective titter.

I spent the rest of the (what felt like a very long) evening fending off subtle and not so subtle enquires about who bent who over which desk.

Sighs...........me and my big gob. But.......
I didn't tell

Andrea F
October 4th, 2013, 06:45 AM
My last really big embarassing moment was in my third undergraduate semester. In each seminar we had to give presentations on a certain topic.
You have to know that I was really socially anxious when I started university. It was so bad that I wouldnīt have applied for university if I had know before that I would have to speak in front of other people. One of my biggest fears was that somebody might ask me something I wouldnīt be able to answer. And then, 99% of them were half my age...

So I had to take this seminar "thinking cells", which is a biopsychological one. I hate this bio and neuro stuff. I just canīt remember how brain areas are called and numbered, what each does exactly, what lesions lead to which deficits... you get the idea.
I had to give a presentation on brain cells that can categorize sounds. Gosh, who really needs to know this??? I made a nice power point presentation, practiced to give it, everything was okay.

I was second to talk in that session. By the time the first speaker was nearing the end of her presentation I perceived my mouth go drier, my heart beat faster, my palms were getting sweaty... Then it was my turn and for a few slides everything was okay.

And then I had a full-grown panic attack. My mouth wasnīt just dry, it was a desert and I was barely able to talk. I did no longer know what I wanted to say to go with the slides. I even looked at the slides and my brain wouldnīt recognize or process what was written on them. I stammered my way through the remaining 30 minutes of that presentation somehow. I have no idea how I made it through.

Afterwards the tutor gave feedback in front of the whole class, telling me that I sounded like I had tried to learn it by heart and that it didnīt work out. Hahaha, very funny, smarta$$. I was so embarassed because all other students gave me those pityful glances for the rest of the semester. Of course this happened in the first of 13 seminar sessions.

yeeehawterri
October 4th, 2013, 08:25 AM
It was the mid 80's and I worked into downtown Tulsa. Parking was always several blocks away. As I was walking quickly down the street in front of morning rush hour traffic I realized my skirt felt funny. I glanced down in all my big hair glory to discover my slip had slipped. And was continuing to slip the more I walked.

I had two choices, one was to stop, hike it back up or to just continue walking. I chose the latter. I walked right out of that slip somewhere in front of the Performing Arts Center and never looked back. I laughed for days after that and caught a bit of ribbing from one of the guys I worked with who just happened be driving by at the time my slip was slipping away.

Andrea F
October 4th, 2013, 08:33 AM
It was the mid 80's and I worked into downtown Tulsa. Parking was always several blocks away. As I was walking quickly down the street in front of morning rush hour traffic I realized my skirt felt funny. I glanced down in all my big hair glory to discover my slip had slipped. And was continuing to slip the more I walked.

I had two choices, one was to stop, hike it back up or to just continue walking. I chose the latter. I walked right out of that slip somewhere in front of the Performing Arts Center and never looked back. I laughed for days after that and caught a bit of ribbing from one of the guys I worked with who just happened be driving by at the time my slip was slipping away.

Oh my god, that makes me laugh when I imagine it happening. One has just to look cool and pretend nothing happened... :icon_heh:

MayinJerset
October 4th, 2013, 10:10 AM
We were walking across a busy intersection in Indianapolis when the old cheapie slides I was wearing fell apart. DH was slightly in front of me so I grabbed what I thought was the back of his slacks to keep myself from falling. What I grabbed was the elastic belt he was wearing so first I fell forward but the elastic belt pulled me upright only for me to fall forward again and back up several times before I could stand upright. Policewoman who was in the center of the intersection directing traffic started towards me to help me but when the elastic belt pulled me up she retreated only to start towards me again, you get the picture. When I was safely on the sidewalk crying over my ruined shoes DH said what about me, you almost pulled my pants off in the center of a busy street. LOL!

easyquilts
October 4th, 2013, 10:30 AM
I remember the day my mother had Jury duty and my Dad worked in the city. I was going to have to babysit my brother after school. It was a beautiful spring day and I had on a white shirt with buttons on one side, remember those? Well in first period one of the buttons just fell off. I have no idea why but the boys who already teased me at time because of my breast were on a roll after that. Third period for me was special chorus and as I was walking up to the stage to do my song with my friend the whole class started laughing. I had on bright yellow corduroys and I had apparently gotten my period and didn't realize it. I was horrified and ended up suspended for two days because I refused to leave the bathroom for the rest of the day. That was embarrassing!

That was the Dr. Kildare look... We all had those tops. I wore mine all the time... Wonder what happened to Richard Chamberlain?

Suzyq
October 4th, 2013, 11:56 AM
A few years ago, hubby and I visited las Vegas... We were in line to get onto one of the up escalators in a casino.. On the moving step in front of us were two young ladies dressed to the nines in very short dresses..well my hubby who's in his late 60's went to step onto the escalator when he tripped of course not watching what he was doing! Fortunately I was beside him and managed to grab his arm to steady him before he plowed head first into the butts of these ladies. I laughed so hard, i thought I'd faint right there, fortunately the girls had no idea of what was going on behind them... We still laugh about it today and of course I had to tell ALL of our friends when we returned home!