I Must Confess…Social Fails

Goodness, it’s Monday again so it’s time for some more over-sharing as part of the weekly I Must Confess linkup.

Thanks to all who linked up last week – it was a big cohort with 24 posts linked up – simply awesome! Due to popular demand, I’m going to devote every second week’s prompt to something related to past posts, to make it a little easier on all of us. You’ll find next week’s post prompt at the end of the page so feel free to link up and share in the fun.

This week’s prompt is all about faux pas and social fails. Yes, they can be overwhelmingly embarrassing and something to be forgotten and never spoken of again but we’ve all been there. And I think it’s healthy to share our shame and cleanse our souls, however hard that may be. Don’t you?


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So in the interests of practising what I preach and leading by example, I thought I would share some of my most embarrassing social faux pas. And I’m inviting you to do the same. Mainly so I don’t look like a complete loser but also because this is a link up, after all and it would be truly sad if no-one else linked up.

In no particular order, here are 3 of my most embarrassing social fails. *Deep breath*

1. Once, I met a colleague in the kitchen at work and asked how she was doing and we chatted about a range of things before I asked how her kids were going. Cue awkward silence before she replied that she didn’t have any kids. You might not think this was so bad but we are actually friends on Facebook and I could have sworn she had posted pictures of herself and her kids. Apparently not. I’m obviously not the best friend, let alone Facebook friend. Still not sure how I made that mistake…

2. Recently, a colleague was taking leave as one of her aunts had died and she was travelling to attend the funeral. Trying to be nice and polite, I asked whether it was an aunt on her mother or father’s side. It was her father’s sister. So I followed up by asking how he was copiong. Again awkward silence before she revealed that her father had died some time ago. I can’t begin to explain how bad I felt reminding her of her father’s death in the midst of her latest grief. Yep, workmate of the year material here.

3. I made a complete fool of myself at my debutante ball when I was 16, in front of hundreds of people. There was the overdone makeup, the puffy white dress and the biggest fail, the falling over in front of everyone, while dancing. I owned up to this in a confession a few months back but claimed that I didn’t have photographic proof. Well, look what I found during our recent move:


Yep – forgot to get rid of that particular photo. Damn.

 Please don’t let me be the only one ‘fessing up to my social fails. Or, if you can’t quite bring yourself to do that, feel free to link up another confession. You know you want to…

The Rules…

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– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!


Next week’s prompt – share your all-time most successful post (either most viewed or most commented).


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11 Responses

  1. Tegan says:

    Oh dear! I recently told a FB friend how gorgeous their little girl was…only to be told it was in fact a boy. I wanted to crawl under a virtual rock!
    Tegan recently posted..You’re Awesome, I’m Awesome, We’re all Awesome

  2. I haven’t even started my post. Busy with Mr C at sea and girls breaking bones. I will be back to link up later today.
    Mystery Case recently posted..Red Carpet Ready with a Skindeep Medi-Spa GIVEAWAY!!

  3. Katyberry says:

    Some great stuff here. I have put up a post I wrote early on, that I don’t think I ever linked up anywhere. SO hope you don’t mind the little cheat! I’ll get around to writing something new sometime soon…..
    Katyberry recently posted..I am passionate about….Teamwork?

  4. Ness says:

    I love your photo! Nice cream puff dress.

    I don’t really talk much so don’t find myself making faux pas, other the act of being too quiet in itself. It really bothers people. Sigh.
    Ness recently posted..Passions

  5. Rhianna says:

    Oh I just love the dress! I did a deb as well, I told my mum it was her only chance to see me in a white gown!
    Rhianna recently posted..Monday Mention – Bunnings Supporting Community Gardens

  6. Jen Hale says:

    I wasn’t quite ballsy enough to post my social faux pas. There a plenty, don’t worry. Love the deb dress. Your comments to your colleagues sounds like me 🙂
    Jen Hale recently posted..How To Play Election Dodgeball

  7. Lani says:

    I once congratulated a girl on her pregnancy… only she wasn’t pregnant. Uh oh. She was very nice about it though 😉
    Lani recently posted..Si, no, gracias

  8. That dress! Muriel’s Wedding! And shit shit shit about saying those well intentioned comments to work mates, points for trying hun! Hope you loving new house x
    Emily @ Have a laugh on me recently posted..Is there anything more awesome than getting a kick-ass trophy? NUP!

  9. JackieK_ says:

    Oh, I am the queen of forgetting really important details about people I should know. Once I took a message for a colleague which really sounded like her voice, and I asked her, “Do you have a sister?” completely forgetting her sister had died only the previous year. God, awful.
    JackieK_ recently posted..Sadness

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