“Sh!” … It Happens!
It is no coincidence that ‘Shush It Happens!” Or Sh! It Happens resembles closely “Shit Happens! Because it does doesn’t it – all the time! That annoyance known as Murphy’s Law has a lot to answer for when it comes to ‘strange incidents’, ‘bad luck’, mishaps, accidents and on occasion – those ‘horribly embarassing moments!
Now l do not often become embarassed – l probably can count those times on both hands and not have every digit down, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen – it just means it doesn’t often happen!
But last night Suze and l were discussing ’embarassing moments’ and what were our experiences of them … for her it was when she was younger and she was making out in a boyfriends old car and a stray foot hit something or the other and the windscreen wipers started and whilst in the ‘throes’ of correcting that a random buttock hit the horn repeatedly to such a degree that the thing got stuck and wouldn’t switch off.
Mm, l wouldn’t find that particularly embarassing, funny for sure, but that wouldn’t make me flush red. However, l can understand why that would embarass Suzanne and maybe many others as well. I recall a time a few years ago when Suzanne and l were ‘busy’ and we were in a house we rented in the main bedroom, and this house had two doors for the mail to be delivered, one at the side near to the kitchen which is where the main bedroom was and the front of the house where the hallway was.
Neither of us knew that beautiful sunny lunchtime that the postman delivered mail to the side of the house, so whilst Suze and l were ‘busy’ she suddenly shrieked out ‘”Oh my god, it’s the fucking postman he’s delivering a package!” I yelled back, “No it ‘s not babes, it’s me!”
She suddenly shook me off and screeched ‘It’s the fucking postman!!” Pointing to the back door where the postman stood with a parcel waiting to be signed for, l waved to him and he looked worse than Suze and he waved back with his head down and shouted “I’ll leave it next door! Sorry to bother you both my bad, l will only deliver to the front door now!”
When he had gone, Suze was looking at me incredulously “You waved at him … when we, we were, we… you waved at him?? Are there no boundaries to you, do you never get embarassed??”
Of course that was the story that Suze brought back up yesterday and l struggled, and struggled and finally after ten minutes l answered with “Yes, when l was just married and my now ex wife and l were at the wedding party l had to give a speech to a hundred plus people l didn’t know from her side of the family.
Despite being a trainer l found that whole episode unnerving and not because l was speaking but because l was crying through those nerves at the time and people mistook it for me being emotional about being married to her and it embarassed me to think that people thought l was crying for her’ instead of looking at the fact that l was so very conscious and nervous about speaking to people that l didn’t know.”
That is my most embarassing moment for the last 26 years.
But that’s me … what about you? Any highly embarassing stories that perhaps even reduced you to tears or roll about the floor laughing or even bonking and honking at the same time? Let me know below.