my most embarrassing moment. i am ready to spill.
embarrassing moments abound in my world. as i say here, my clumsiness can be forgivable but maybe my moments of shamefacedness have caused many to laugh at me and i can now say i have learned to join in and laugh too.
sitting here running through scenarios i could share, many stories surface… the one where my brother had to carry me from a taxi to my house, colouring my hair bright orange here in Korea would suffice also. or how about that time i had a complete conversation with someone that thought i was someone else? in which i attempted to bluff my way through in order to not be ‘found out’. yeah those could be good.
but instead i am going to take you back a ‘few’ years for this one… my first year of university. ahem, just a few years ago...
in my first year, my biggest lecture was psychology 101. it would have had approximately 400 students in attendance and was a large lecture hall. me in amongst the crowd, just a number and on this particular day i didn’t sit next to anyone i knew. i also sat right at the start of the row – closest to the wall – meaning= no escape.
this lecture was an early one, and on this particular day Ii had brought h20 with me as i was ‘dry’ from the previous night’s escapade. so here i am prepped and ready for focusedness and hydration. pen hovering above the page, sitting on the edge of my seat. i greet the person who sits next to me; it’s a full house this morning. she also places everything down on the desk, a pump bottle, her papers etc.
the lecture is now in full swing, notes are scribbled and i am getting through my water fast. i am thirsty and know i will finish the bottle in this first lecture. as we near the end of the talk, i am suddenly aware of a feeling of awkwardness – you know that feeling when someone is squirming and building up to wanting to say something to you and you can feel it so thick, like it’s overshadowing you? yes. i remember and i think this is why i always remember this moment…
the moment i look down to realise that i have been chugging down this strangers pump bottle the whole time. reaching away from where my bottle stands pristine and untouched to theirs!
and i’m trapped.
i know for a fact my heart started pumping and i wanted to be swallowed into the crevices of the old lecture hall.
i think why it is so embarrassing is because there was NO ESCAPE and the person definitely knew and was annoyed. i had to sit their for a whole 10 minutes more, focused on the awkward scenario.
bahahaha. i like to think their water just tasted better. i have fine taste in water.
so their you go, hold your bottles close or else i may just swipe them from underneath you!