Wednesday, February 16, 2011

4 Embarrassing Moments

So here are 4 embarrassing moments that have happened in my life

#1. When I was a teenager I briefly imagined myself as a celebrity chef. But that dream was quickly dashed the day I realized I'll never be a great cook. I decided to make egg salad one day and put eggs in pot to hard boil. I've learned that you can indeed burn a hard boiled egg. Just leave it on the stove for over an hour!

#2 When I was 6 years old I used to go to a day camp during the summer. The day camp was at a church and we would change there and go to a neighbors near by pool. Well one day when we got back I could not find my underwear anywhere. I was wearing a dress so I prayed that no one would notice. Luckily no one did. But the next day my Counselor, who just happened to be a guy, held up my panties and asked us which one the girls had left them behind the day before. I was so mortified at the time I didn't say anything. (I mean really who asks an entire group of first and second graders whose underwear it is). Then one kid shouted it was the counselor's and we all just start shouting "Their yours!". Yeah never got back that pair of panties.

#3 When my husband and I were dating during our first Valentines he had to work late. So he said we would celebrate it the weekend after it. So that day I worked out and loafed around the house. I didn't bother to take a shower and hadn't shaved in like a week. So hubby calls and we start talking and he says "I'm driving down your street". I was like "uh no your not". He told me "yeah don't you see me coming up the driveway". So of course there he is driving up my driveway. There I am in stained shorts and top, greasy hair and hairy legs and pits yelling at him on the phone that he simply can't be here now. Lets just say we don't bother with too many surprises anymore and Valentines Day hence is known as the day Melissa unromantically told Ange  that he can't be there.

#4 Now for the most embarrassing moment of my entire life. When I was in 5'th grade I was painfully shy. Mostly due to being bullied and picked on by all (yes ALL!) of my classmates. Most of the time I didn't bother doing homework or studying. I hated school and saw it as a place of torture so wanted nothing to do with it when I was at home. Well one day I had actually did the research and work for a project. We had to give presentations on different sea animals. At that time I wanted to be a marine biologist. I had it in my mind that I would show all those other kids that I was smarter and better than them. I had picked the octopus as my animal. So I stood up confidently in front of the whole class in my unfashionable hand me down clothing. I was so going to kill it and give the perfect presentation. I started to say how the octopus has 8 tentacles.....but that wasn't what I said. No of course not. In front my entire classroom and the only male teacher in the school I said loudly and proudly "The octopus has 8 testicles". After that I swore I would never go back to school again. Now that I'm older I can actually laugh about it and see it as not just the most embarrassing but one of the funniest moments in my life. I had a phobia about talking in front people ever since then. But in college I took a public speaking course and first speech I did was to confront the "8 testicle" demon and told them about my most embarrassing moment. It felt good to hear them laugh during it not at me but with me.

3 comments:

BookGeek said...

FOR REAL - these are awesome moments! So brave of you to post them. I don't remember my embarrassing moments because they are blacked out memories that have been covered in shame. lol. Number 4 was the best, but it's so great how you confronted it in college.

MommyWantsToRead said...

LOL I used to torture myself thinking back on the moments that embarrass. I've learned best thing is just to tell them and laugh about it.

It is funny because for so long I avoided doing speeches etc because I was afraid to mess up like that again. But after giving that speech I really loved public speaking and took a few more public speaking classes. I think it really was the best therapy ever.

Paula Kennedy said...

LOL You're brave for sharing these moments with us!