Friday, June 09, 2006

Last night as I sat at mom and dads visiting with moms twin sister(who is visiting from the States), I started thinking about life's most embarrassing moments that I've had. This was only because during our visit mom kept saying, "tell auntie about the time you did this", "or when you fell over that." These stories were work related, and only came about cuz we were talking about my work and all the crazy stuff that goes on. Why do I have to be the one who is the center of these red faced events? Well, because I was, the one who was the center of these red faced events. Wah! I've had many of those hide in a corner and disappear kinda days. I tried to choose one that stuck out the most. A difficult task as they are all up there on the embarrassement scale. There was the time I fell on a pile of shoes in a dark classroom at 6:oo am. No one was around but , the first thing I do is look around to see if anyone has witnessed my clumsiness. Thank God no one had. It was 6 o'clock in the morning for heaven sakes, of course no one was looking. I just happened to be cleaning a classroom that hosted Forensic foot investgators. So hence the pile of shoes.

Then there was the time my fly was wide open for all the world to see my flowered knickers. I just thought I was loosing weight and that was why my jeans felt loose. It was only when I went in to the washroom and stood before the mirror that I realized the truth. When I looked at myself,standing in all my glory, I was horrified! The site I saw before me was not right. I caught a glimpse of flowers, and denim. What the ???? It was then that I realized that I was actually flashing everyone that crossed my path. Denim and knickers! My fly was half mast. Okay all the way mast. Gross!

What about the time I went in to clean a public washroom only to find that both the stall doors were locked. As I peered under the door, to my discust, I discovered that both toilets were plugged and yucky waste was all over the floor. Why would any one lock the bathroom stalls and then climb out through the crap. It did not make sense in my mind. All I knew was that I had to get in and clean. So I held my breath, mumbling all the way, slither like a snake to unlock the doors so I could clean. I did so, and accoplimshed my task. Later when I was sharing my awful tale to a co worker , she listened with sympathy, but then she said to me, " did you know that all you have to do is take a coin and slip it in the slot on the door and you can use it as a make shift door handle. "What? No! Screeeemm!" I went through the trenches of the sewers for nothing. Next time you are in a public washroom, check it out. Look close at the outside of the door. There is a tiny space for a coin. Of coures no one would would over flow the toilets , lock the doors from the inside and crawl out. My co workers have still not let me forget that one.

I think my most embarrassing moment of all at work would be the time at our staff Christmas party. My name was called to go up front to accept a gift. As I got up my feet stayed, and my body moved, and next thing I knew I was on the floor almost under the table. Everyone gasped initially, but then I could hear the snickers. I was mortified! How could I go up front to accept my gift . I wanted to run the other way. I got up, brushed myself off, and went up blushing all the way. I accepted my gift and said "I'm so embarrassed." All I could see is people politely laughing. I knew they just wanted to all out gufaw. I almost wanted to say "okay let her rip, laugh if you will, it's okay. It was funny, I'm not hurt." I did not say those things. I went back to my seat and wanted to cry my eyes out. That was my most embarrassing moment. Even more so when my supervisor came up to me and asked me if I hurt myself. I told him that I did bruise my arm. What he said was, " fill out an accident report". That was the straw that broke the camels back. So that , was my most embarrassing moment. What was yours? Do you have any as bad. Love to hear them if only to make me feel better about myself.


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Why in the world were you cleaning the bathroom?? Was that your job? These were pretty funny, though. :)

wandi said...

Yes Andrew, unfortunately, that was my job. I clean after those stinky cadets. That is what I make the big bucks for . ;)


Robyn said...

You're a brave woman sharing your embarrassing stories! I'm only just up so my brain isn't switched on enough yet (I need coffee!) but if I think of a good one, I'll get back to you ;)