3/14/08

Tuesday's Question's Page & Readers Comment On Their Most Embarrassing Situations




This is Tuesday's Question's page and first comments:





This Weeks Tuesday's Question was: When is the last time you were in an uncomfortable or potentially embarrassing situation?

And I sited these examples:

Have you ever called someone you know professionally or personally by the wrong name... or waved back at someone from a distance who was waving at someone else?

Or entered the bathroom during a party after the person before you didn't or couldn't flush the toilet...leaving the contents in the bowl for the next person (you) in line?



I say look inside the bathroom before you go in and shut the door, that way you can say something, like "Um, do you think our friends have another bathroom?" as soon as you see "something" swimming around in the toilet bowl ...

That way the guest behind you doesn't have to deal with the embarrassment and they know you didn't do it, because you just entered the bathroom- it's just common courtesy and sense.




Now, are you ready for some real life experiences, because those were only examples of what I meant by uncomfortable or embarrassing predicaments...wait until you read what these bloggers have had to deal with...

And please remember to check out the link beside the bloggers who answered Tuesday's Question and visit when you have a chance- you will not be disappointed.

In addition, be sure and have a Happy St Patrick's Day this week-end~

Be sure and click "read more"

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My first blogger comment is from Flowers on A Friday

Too many to choose from unfortunately! The most recent one took place when my advance level English group wanted to have a lesson in the pub (as is the custom once a semester).

All was going well until one smart arse asked if I could go round the table and name every student (12).

Now at the time Polish names sounded pretty much like all the other Polish words I'd heard and if you'd asked me whether Kasia was a person or a river I couldn't have told you with much certaintly.

Couple that with the fact that the names change alot when cut down. For example, Joanna is Asia (pron. Asha), MaƂgorzata is Gosia (pron. Gosha), and Aleksandra is Ola. So the names in the register aren't necessarily what they call each other in class.

Anyway, I couldn't name them all. In fact, I couldn't even name half of them so as is always the case in such situations my face went a disturbing red colour and I fumbled around for a way out.

I think I rambled on about the importance of a cohesive group and about how students should aim to motivate each other outside the class....they didn't fall for it but were polite enough not to push it.

This is my second year in Poland. My ability to remember names is 1000% better than before. I hope!

March 12, 2008 2:52 AM
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Next is from Sandee at Comedy Plus


The list is long, but the first one I thought of was really, really horrible for me.

It was in the 80s and I was working at the Women's Jail. My lieutenant wanted his car picked up at the county garage because all the repairs had been made so he assigned me to go with the transporation officer, wherein she would drop me off at the county garage and go on about her buisness. She drops me off and leaves and the county guy gets the lieutenants car and when I get in the car to leave the entire back of my pants come apart. I mean from the waistband all the way down. Uniform pants did that a lot. I have absolutely nothing to cover myself. Nothing.

I start laughing because what's to worry? I'll drive back to the Women's Jail and then take care of my pants then. Not going to happen that easily.

I drive off and get about a mile away and while stopped at a traffic light the car dies. I can't get it started either. There I am sitting out in traffic, in full dress uniform and I can't get out of the car. I find this very funny. So, I just put the flashers on and wait. This is a time when we didn't have cell phones. The lieutenants car didn't have a police radio either. The only way I can communicate with anyone requires that I get out of the car. I look across the street and there's a pay phone. I have the money, but... I just sit there.

In about five minutes a civil car pulls up behind me and thank God I know both of the deputies. They ask me why I'm so amused and I tell them what happened. I immediately get a jacket from one of them that covers my behind.

Somehow the deputy got the car started and we get back to the Women's Jail. I get a pair of blue jeans from the inmate clothing and give the jacket back to the deputy. An inmate sews my pants and everything is back to normal.

For years everytime I would run into these two deputies we would just smile, and I would relive this entire event over again. It was one of the most helpless feelings I ever had as a deputy sheriff.

March 12, 2008 8:51 AM
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Dawn from Twisted Sister who always has a great answer, but she was having a brain freeze...Although the way she writes about her mind going blank is hilarious...



Ann my mind is gone blank. OMG can you believe it? I mean it's not that it's never happened - I just can't remember anything recent...
I'll be back if anything comes to mind :)


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Robert at From The Roads

I can think of more than one..in fact so many it's embarrassing..:)))...just today I walked into Tim Horton's coffee didn't notice the wet floor slipped slid on my backside and took out the person in front of me in the line up...:))))

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Thank to all of you for participating...I really appreciate your support and hope you had fun answering Tuesday's Question. See ya later, and again Happy St.Patrick's Day!

5 comments:

Monday Morning Power said...

That was a fun read. However, I can't get by your bathroom issues. you had me LOL. Thanks,

Flowers On A Friday said...

st. patrick's day! i'd completely forgotten about it. i'll have to find some guiness somewhere!

Ann said...

Thanks for reading Mel. Yes, I suppose maybe I'm a little neurotic...(LOL)

Can you believe what happened to Sandee and the rest of these guys? They are such great sports. LOL

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my silliness...

Ann said...

Flowers on a Friday, I know I almost forgot about St. Patrick's Day too.~ Have a good one.

And thanks for participating in Tuesday's Question. I hope you saw your comment posted...sometimes people don't see the "read more" sign.

Anyway, your comment was great, and as I said, I appreciate you being such a good sport. Your comment was great~

aussiecynic said...

G'Day there Mate..
Hows it going....
I must admit I dont get embarrassed, not really.. I have had kids and nothing since has ever been able to top their contributions to my reputation...lol..
the best one when my eldest now 24 was about 18mths old... I was pushing in the pram in a department store they had those book racks you could see over the top of.... people on the other side could see me but not the pram... it was at the moment my son discovered he could blow rasberries .... but not any rasberries he could make the sound of very noisy flatulance... you know bottom burps... and since all anyone could see was me and hear this most disgusting sound well it made for many an interesting look....
aussie

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