Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Embarrassing Moments Meme

Here's a meme for ya... what are your top 5 most embarrassing moments?

Here's mine - just for a laugh you understand. There are loads more but some things just shouldn't be posted!

1. When I was 19 I was sitting cross-legged on the floor at a party - dimly lit, guitars playing and all that. It was a select crowd of sophisticates, and I really fancied the bloke next to me. He told a joke and I did the whole throw your head forward in laughter thing - it probably wasn't that funny - but I smacked my eye-brow on the open mouth of a wine bottle so hard the room went black for a bit. Determined not to look a total tit I sat up and tried to pretend that nothing had happened. After a few minutes Mr handsome looked over at me and said, "Do you know you're bleeding all over the carpet?"

2. I once climbed over a barbed wire fence, and being the independent (stupid) sort, told the people I was with that I didn't need any help. Five minutes later I had successfully hung myself through the skin on my arm, and my arm-pit. It took 3 people to lift me off, and I have a lovely 3 inch scar to remind me of the occasion. I was 26. You are never too old to do stupid things!

3. When I started riding last September I thought horses and ponies were all kindly creatures who were strokable and huggable in every way. Then I got bitten on the arm, and most embarrassingly, found myself howling like a baby in front of the entire yard. I am a bit more savvy these days.

4. In Spain - asking the pharmacist for a tube of Canasten and being asked in front of a shop full of people if my vagina was itchy - complete with actions just in case I'd misunderstood the Spanish!

5. And finally, as a teenager, going swimming with a large group of people - mainly boys - and diving off the high diving board at one end of the complex. No problems there. I walked back to the shallow end of the other pool after the dive, past the baby pool, past the deep end of the main pool, and all the way along to my friends. I wondered why everyone was looking at me, but took no notice. It was only when I jumped into the three foot end of the pool that one of the lads came up to me and said, "Do you know your right tit is hanging out?" And it was!!!

Other stupidities and ditzy moments include... thumping an ex-colleague (who thought I was a total tit anyway) by accident when over excited... stabbing myself in the eye with a finger nail when again, over animated, and talking to a cousin (who also thinks I'm a total tit)... and asking Ms M who she was 5 times in a row!

So if you are reading this, and you have a sense of humour, consider yourself tagged!


Jon M said...

I'll do 5 things what are embarrassing instead of 5 things what are good. Barbed wire? ouch!

hesitant scribe said...

Most excellent - will pop straight over and have a looksee!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

On that basis I most definitely have no sense of humour whatsoever.

Hello, am here in a semi-official capacity on behalf of the novel racers to say thanks for your support at the coffee breaks. The sidebar seems to be coming along well too - if you want that code from B.E. Sanderson, it's available on request by email.

BTW China Blue wrote an interesting post on writer's block recently, don't know if you saw it. I thought yours was interesting too but wasn't able to leave comments on blogs at the time due to some techie strangeness that now seems to be fixed.

hesitant scribe said...

Zinnia - ta for that. Will look up China's post too.

liz fenwick said...

I am absolutely not laughing......or even smiling!

JJ said...

I think I may have wiped those particular records in my head - I so HATE being embarrassed that I've ended up in a state of denial instead!

hesitant scribe said...

There's only Jon m who has been brave enough to join me on this one!!! Oh well!

Liz - I'm sorry you're not laughing with me about my stupidities... Zen Buddhists say that in laughter there is enlightenment. Am also, sadly, quite proud of my 3 inch scar because it reminds me that we can always be young and daft!

JJ - they don't have to be MAJOR bad things - just silly will do!

Jon M said...

You ave to larf don't you? Actually, having posted them, I remebered some even more cring-worthy moments! But I'll keep the powder dry for now! :-)

hesitant scribe said...

You do indeed - crikey - with my life?! If I couldn't laugh I'd... well... cry!

Mr Farty said...

This meme must be doing the rounds, I've only got one thing to say...

Pretty Embarrassing?

hesitant scribe said...

Ah! All hail to the Zeitgeist! There was me thinking I'd thought something up all by myrown for a change!

Very funny story Mr Farty BTW - reminds me of younger days I won't be going into on-line! ;-)