I Must Confess…How Embarrassment!
Howdy Truthers! How are you travelling at the start of another week?
Thanks to all 14 of you who linked up last week – it seems getting some of those pet peeves off your chest proved to be a much needed exercise for quite a few of us. 🙂
For newbies, this linkup is all about making confessions. We do try to make it a little less daunting for first-timers by providing some easy prompts for you to write to and you do have the option of linking up a new or old post about any sort of confession that you like.
We’re building a great community here so if you have been thinking about taking part for a while, but have been a little hesitant, c’mon, take the plunge – it really is a lot of fun to start your week off with!
This week’s prompt is all about our most embarrassing moments. Let’s face it, we have all had them – I guess it’s up to us as to whether we share them or not…
I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing moments and because I am a chronic over-sharer I have no problem in sharing 3 of my most memorable with you today. I just hope I won’t be the only one baring my most embarrassing moments for all the world to see!
So, here goes nothing…
1. Debutante Disaster
I was raised a Catholic and part of the tradition for young ladies of Catholic families is to be presented to society at a debutante ball. I duly made my debut in 1992, resplendent in an unflattering puffy white dress, complete with shocking purple eyeshadow and WAY too much blush. I would show you a photo but it seems I have destroyed all the evidence but our group shot was remarkably similar to this one:
Anyway, if looking like a nightmare was not enough, I managed to be the only deb to mess up the dance, falling over myself (and my poor partner) in the process. Yes, I was the one who fell over my puffy pavlova dress in front of hundreds of people. As a 17 year old that was an absolute nightmare and while 20 or so years on, I can see the funny side, it still remains an amazingly embarrassing incident that will remain with me forever.
2. Workforce Humiliation
Moving on, in my early years in my public service job (around 1996/1997), I manned the front reception counter and encountered all sorts of people from all walks of life. One day, I was doing my best to greet and assist people as they came in and I noticed a teenage boy loitering on the front steps with his skateboard. I was busy so I didn’t really pay too much attention, until he came in and joined the queue.
When he finally got to the counter, he didn’t say anything, instead handing me what I thought was a rolled up note. Being innocent and naive, I thought he was mute and had handed me a note to explain his issue so I started to try to unravel it. It turned out it wasn’t a note at all. It was a joint. And here I was, a public servant in front of a roomful of taxpayers, playing around with a joint!
It was truly an honest mistake…truly!
Needless to say, I dropped that thing like a hot potato and had to duck back into the office with flaming cheeks in order to regain my composure. That has to be my most embarrassing work-related moment, by a long shot!
3. Proposal Incident
Which brings me to when my then boyfriend (now husband, Nathan) unexpectedly proposed to me in the lead up to Christmas 1999. He started the conversation by stating he wanted to get me something special for Christmas (of course, I thought, duh!) and then went on to say he wanted to buy me a ring. A diamond ring. And then he asked the question.
To which I replied ‘yes’ before snotting on him. He may or may not have looked like this…
What a romantic way to greet a proposal of marriage. By snotting all over your husband to be. Thank goodness he didn’t take it back after that, a lesser man might very well have wiped himself up and walked right out. Yeah, looking back that was again not one of my finest moments!
So there are 3 of my most embarrassing moments – care to share yours? Or if you can’t quite bring yourself to confess to those, do you have anything else to share? Link up, share the comment love and feel all the better for getting things off your chest!
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Next week’s prompt – what are your bad habits? Blogging, personal or otherwise?