Monday Memories: Embarrassing Moments

I’ve decided to start making the Monday Memories topical, so that anyone who participates with me has some direction for their posts. The goal, remember, is to make people laugh. So let’s err on the side of caution and leave out sad memories for these posts.

Embarrassing Moments

I’m certainly no stranger to embarrassing moments…I mean you’ve read about my bald spot…and the most embarrassing glamour shots ever…and then there was the incident with the strawberry…and my poop story…so when I tell you that I’ve got more, you really shouldn’t be surprised…

Now, I happen to have another poop story, but I’ll save that for another day. Hair mishaps? Thousands. But not today…And as far as fabulously embarrassing pictures go? Here’s one just for fun.

Embarrassing Photos

Note the dirty socks, the bad hair, the huge forehead, and the old school phone.

That being said, I’m going to tell you the tale of one of my many embarrassing moments…

That One Time (Of Many) That I Fell Down

So last summer, after a painstakingly long stint of unemployment, I was able to revisit a summer job I had teaching reading comprehension to students with learning disabilities, autism, and others who had difficulty with reading, spelling, and comprehension (a truly rewarding position…)

I was training in downtown Oak Park, which is a cute almost-city suburb just west of the city. I had previously taken the train down, but as I was no longer living near that line, it was easier for me to drive in. I had worn my brand new dress pants (which were SUPER cute AND comfortable, which is almost unheard of with fancy pants) and flats. Yes. Flat shoes. Because that’s what perpetual klutzes wear. Flats. So they don’t injure themselves.

Of course, I made it through my second first day with flying colors. It was a short day, so I thought I’d wander the downtown Oak Park area (Read: go to cute fancy cheese shop and buy cheese). I was heading back toward my car, struttin’ along, thinking that I was on top of the world, when all of a sudden, I was falling. And then I was on the ground. And people around me (and there were a lot of them) were staring. And staring. And asked if I was okay. And asked to help me up. And I just sat there. And sat there. And told them that I was fine. And I would be okay. I just needed a minute. Or a protective bubble. Or somewhere to hide.  One of those. Or all of those.

There was a searing pain in my knee, to go along with the throbbing pain in my ankle. I had rolled it. Into one of those sidewalk tree squares.

Sidewalk trees

Image borrowed from Streetsblog.org

I looked down at my knee…Not only was there a nasty cut covered in dirt and blood…I could SEE said nasty cut…through the hole in my brand new pants.

People walked by, stared at me, but moved on… After what seemed like hours, I finally got up. With a new batch of onlookers, I stumbled to my feet and tried to put pressure on the ankle. Nope. Bad idea. So I limped my way to my car slowly, while people watched me with bemused glances. Both the knee and the ankle were screaming at me for the pain I was inflicting on them. It looked like I had another high heel free summer ahead of me. (I know what you’re thinking. This girl has NO business wearing high heels. Ever. But I like cute shoes just as much as the next girl.)

What about you, Blog Friends? Any embarrassing moments you’d like to share?

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Comments

  1. Very funny. Personally, I hate it when those little pebbles on the ground, tiny carpet fibers or invisible creatures just come out of nowhere. It’s good to know they’re out harassing other people sometimes. I thought it was just me. ;D Hmm…embarrassing moment…I ran into a tree (while running) literally just like the cartoons.
    Jae Mac, I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)

  2. HAHAHAHA!! OMG, You fell down, cut your cute pants… rooled your ankle…. WHY CAN’T I STOP LAUGHING AT YOU? BAHAHAHA!!!

    Ok, my (one of many) em-bare ass-ing moments…I was shopping at the mall with my sister after school one day, when we went to the food court for a afternoon snack. I ordered my food and went to the bathroom to pee and wash my hands. Long story short… when I got to the table my sister chose ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE FOOD COURT, she was laughing so hard she couldn’t tell me what was so funny, annoyed, I sat down to wait for her to stop… when my ass hit the ice cold chair I realized what she was laughing at, my skirt was tucked into my tights. That’s right, my ass was out, still in my thong days, for the world to see.

  3. It's A Dome Life says:

    This story and the comments reminded me of some of my embarrassing moments. Have you read this one yet?

    http://itsadomelife.com/2012/03/a-few-embarrassing-moments.html

    • Oh. Oh, that was a good one! Loved it. You are HILARIOUS. And so much like me on so many levels. I often leave the house with my shirt inside out. And sometimes pants.

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