Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pay It Forward Contest

Ok, so Swistle has all the rules over here.

Leave me a comment before midnight on July 4th. I (well, RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR) will pick a winner and announce it by Monday. (If you don't have a blog, that's ok too. Swistle has it all figured out how you can play too- go here for details.) (Hey, she already spelled it out, and better than I would have done... why reinvent the wheel?)

So for you comments, I'm wondering- when was the last time you were really embarrassed/humiliated? You can just leave the date or time or whatev., but there will be bonus points (from me, not for Random Number Generator) if you include details.

OK? I'll go first, even though I can't win my own contest...

I was recently really embarrassed/humiliated when I had a panic attack at the dentist's office. Twice. In one week. I'll have to post more about that later, but for now I have some contests to enter!

(Go to Swistle's for the complete list.)

45 comments:

desperate housewife said...

The last time I was embarassed was on Father's Day, when Jim and I got into a tiff right in front of his mom and niece, at my parents' house. On a freaking FAMILY HOLIDAY. I felt pretty crappy about that, and about picking a fight with him on Father's Day of all days.
So I deserve to win!

Shell said...

At my son's first birthday party last weekend when my husband's drunk aunt announced at the top of her lungs, "You want another baby then you'd better wean the one you've got!" No one knows were actively ttc and well, now they do.

MzEll said...

At the Farmers' Market last Sat. my 3 year old wouldn't hold my hand. The market is in a parking lot and it was packed. So I pulled him aside between two cars to tell him he better hold my hand or I was taking him home! 2 of my husband nosy co-workers watched the whole thing, then asked if my son could stand with them while I finished buying veggies. I was horrified. But mostly mad at nosy people!

caleyadams said...

A few days ago, at a restaurant, my 3 year old just would not sit at the table, he kept getting down and trying to run around. When I grabbed him to put him back in the chair, he just started screaming. I was SO embarrassed. My mom picked him up and carried him outside, kicking and still screaming. I just sat at the table and hid my face. Ugh.

Erin said...

I was recently really embarrassed when I slightly lost my temper at work. It was 2 weeks ago, 5:30 am, and it was at my own supervisor. BLERG.

Tessie said...

I am embarassed ALL THE TIME, but most recently when AD threw a fit in the airport and all the old ladies started cackling in that "oh, you poor suckah" way.

LoriD said...

4:30 PM - Saturday June 28, 2008

At a wedding, at the wine & cheese reception between the ceremony and the dinner. Homer stepped away from us for a moment to get the camera in the car. Maggie went nuts and cleared the table of all its (full) glassware: one red wine, one white wine, 3 ginger ales - all shattered on the floor.

Jenna said...
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Jenna said...

The last time I was really REALLY embarrassed (in an OMIGOD shoot me NOW way) was when I was a new nursing mother (I know it was a while ago but it is BURNED in my memory and it is the first thing I thought of and I can't seem to think of anything else even remotely embarrassing in comparison) and my in-laws came for a visit. I was using those nipple shield dealies (don't ask) and they always collected like a gallon or two of milk in them (plus some blood. OH WAIT. DON'T ASK or TELL.). As I walked to the front door to greet my father-in-law, I dropped something so I bent over to get it and the milk/blood combo leaked out, making two LARGE stains on my shirt as well as a few puddles on the floor in front of me. He, oblivious, immediately swept me into a big hug which left him with two big pinkish boob stains on his lovely WHITE shirt.

SHOOT ME NOW. Just remembering it makes me want to cry!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Naked me jumping out of shower and running to grab phone. Nice day, so door open. UPS delivery. 'Nuff said.

Mimi said...

I was walking into the grocery store a couple of weeks ago, tripped on the curb and fell flat on my face right in front of at least 5 people. I did one of those jump up really quick and say "I'm fine!" while running away as fast as I could. I'm sure they all had a good laugh once I was out of there.

Smiling Mama said...

I am a total klutz and so trip all the time. But, generally I don't fall. Except about 3 weeks ago in the grocery store parking lot. Flat down. Totally scrapped up. Mostly it was my ego that was bruised, though.

Becky & Ryan said...

I feel so badly for Jenna! Wow.

My most embarrassing moment lately...hmm...Ryan and I went out for a couple drinks with some friends after work last Friday. I didn't eat enough for dinner and got sick. These are people we hang out with, but not our super-close friends, so that was embarrassing. Also, what am I? 19? Jeebus.

Note to self: next time you want to try a few different types of beer eat more than 2 little slices of cold pizza.

Kelsey said...

A good friend of mine was visiting me at my parents' house when we were visiting them in Wisconsin. We were walking back from the park when Harper ran ahead and would not stop, and ran into a parking lot (it was empty, but still). She would not listen and I was angry and embarrassed and frustrated at how unsafe the situation *could* have been. I really, really hate it when Harper acts up in front of other people, especially people we only see once in a great while. This happened mid-June.

Ecchs said...

This moment still makes me cringe...I taught in Japan for a year, and one of the schools I taught at had planned a huge going away party for me and I got so busy packing that I forgot. I was mortified. My teacher liaison called to ask where I was. So embarrassing, not to mention rude o n my part. Ack!

Jess said...

Hmmmm.... misunderstanding in the er lead to a very embarrassing ambulance ride. Dimwits.

jenny said...

biffing it on the stairs cracking my tailbone @ my hubby's grandparents house. my face would have been red if it wasn't ghost white from the fall.

Stacy said...

I usually embarrass myself on a daily basis. For example, today, I was trying to adjust my "spanks" and I just so happened to accidentally do it in front of a VP's office...smooth move Stace...SMOOTH MOVE! :)

EMama said...

About an hour ago the lead on the sister-study I'm working on called me on a Big Mistake I made. She was nice enough not to do it in front of our programmers, but I still had to retract an email to the whole team. Ugh.

Safire said...

I don't get embarassed easily so I can't remember the last time I was.

SP said...

Having our HR director stand over me while I packed up my desk when I was laid off a couple weeks ago. I didn't deserve to be treated that way and she knew it. But policy is policy I guess. I felt humiliated

Heather said...

I am at a loss as to an embarrassing moment, but I'll share my cousin's latest. She was in a store with her three year old and her new baby and her daughter told the cashier that "mommy just had a baby and it came out of her pink thing" - she was actually referring to a lovely c-section scar rather than what you might think!

hangel said...

I was in Target last week. Just needed to grab a few things...but my two-year-old didn't want to sit in the cart. Just screamed and screamed. To the point that I had to take him out of the store. While everyone watched me.

Missy said...

Last weekend we had some interesting times with a bottle of vodka, a steep hill, high heels and a short skirt.

ya ya's mom said...

ummm...last week at Target I accidently let one (a fart) slip and my shorty 3 year old says, "WHAT STINKS?! DID YOU FART MOMMY?!" yeah...thrilling

Jenny H. said...

I have two toddlers. I will just say it was last week!

Dr. Blondie said...

I also have panic attacks at the dentist?

Catherine said...

When my husband cracked a joke about our sex life in front of my in'laws. I was red hot mad!

pseudostoops said...

Board meeting of the organization where I work, senior board assistant (who, side note, is in her 60s) starts telling a joke and I will not share the whole thing but suffice it to say the punchline is something about COMING in a SEXUAL WAY and it was a BOARD MEETING and so even though I curse like a sailor and tell dirty jokes at dinner parties it was so out of context that I blushed the reddest I have ever blushed, and then people noticed my blushing, and teased me mercilessly about being such a prude, and now I have the reputation in the office for being a prude girl and semi-regularly people sneak up behind me and say "IM COMING!" and ack gah blather embarrassment.

Paige said...

I auditioned for a play recently, and let's just say it didn't go so well. You can read about it here, if you want.
http://paige.ericksonfamily.com/?p=857

Danielle-lee said...

When we got back from our vacation last month, I got a stomach virus. And I was peeing out my butt on a regular basis, which led me to be pretty nervous about going out in public when my stomach was all rumbly-tumbly. But I went to Target anyway, and what do you know? I felt my stomach going all crazy, and I was at the back of the store, so I started fast-walking to the bathroom, and...uh, I sorta farted. It was quiet, but uh, it was not DRY, if yo get my drift. It was awful!!!!!

Ginny said...

My daughters seem to embarrass me all the time. Most recently would probably be at my grandma's house. They were at a friends house & the cops had to be called. It really was no big deal, but my grandma is old & only heard cops. It was pretty embarrassing for me.

Chraycee said...

I once mistook a baby doll in a baby carrier for a real baby......

Courtney said...

ummmmm yeah... this is awful.

Shortly after I had my daughter we went to Applebee's for dinner and I lifted her car seat out of the chair as I was heading out of the restaurant and I promptly wet my pants. I then proceeded to walk out of the restaurant like nothing happened, put her car seat in the car, and drive home mortified. I was a block away when I realized that in my hurry I'd forgotten to buckle her in so then I had to pull over, get out and show off my wet @ss again and buckle her in. Yeah. Embarrassing.

Liz said...

Is it a good thing that I can't think of one off the top of my head? I will say, I actually get embarrassed at tv shows/movies more than I do in real life.

Michelle said...

I should win just for this...

Today was a cleaning lady day. I woke up and took my shower with my bedroom door firmly closed. I opened the bathroom door and walked naked into the bedroom to get my clothes for the day. In the interim, my husband had brought in the clean sheets to leave by the bed and LEFT THE DOOR WIDE OPEN. So as I was walking towards the door to close it, cleaning lady A was walking into the bedroom to clean the bathroom. It was lovely... really.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

I ran headfirst into a dumpster in the parking lot of the mall. It flattened me, but of course I was embarrassed so I went on with my errands. I had the worst headache the rest of the day.

Laura said...

I introduced myself to my own sister in a crowd (mixed between family galore and total strangers). Humiliating and inexcusable, sadly.

may said...

The only thing I can think of right now is when I first got home from the hospital with my newborn, my husband and I were walking around and showing him our apartment. My husband said something sweet to him, which made me cry and, for some reason, wet my pants, right there in the dining room. My MIL was in the other room, but she didn't find out until later. My husband was pretty nice about it, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Libby said...

I went to my elderly neighbor's to collect for lawn service, and was speaking in a louder-than-normal voice because I thought he was hard of hearing. I stayed for a little visit, and by the time I left, I was SHOUTING. Then his kid came in, speaking normally, and I realized he isn't deaf. I was just shouting at him for no reason! ack!

Joanne said...

Yesterday I was talking to my husband on my cell phone as I was getting ready to leave the house with our son. I grabbed my purse, noticed the pocket where my phone usually sits was empty and began to look all over for my phone, as I continued to talk to hubby ON MY PHONE. Sigh.

Blondie said...

3 weeks ago. Friend staying with us... knocked on our bedroom door shortly after we all said goodnight... hubby said "yeah?"... friend started to open door... I felt like I was in college again- hubby hollers "no- don't open the door!"

Fun stuff.

Maggie said...

I think that my life is one big series of embarrassing moments -- I'm talented like that. The most recent one was probaby the other day while shopping in Target, when the three year old says in his loud-toddler voice..."It's too bad you don't have a penis, they're pretty great" And then I died, right there in the aisle at Target. Good times.

Mommy Daisy said...

Umm, today when I found out about my son hitting another kid for no apparent reason with a toy. Luckily it was soft and the boy was older. (Oh, he was with his grandparents when this happened. And the boy's cousin came up and smacked my son in the head as retailation. He deserved that.)

HollowSquirrel said...

oh let's see... oh probably when I was dressed in an old, ratty tanktop and mismatched flannel pajama pants (no bra...girls hanging low) and the doorbell rang and it was for me... the mom of the 8 year old boy (friend of our neighbor's son) and the 8 year old boy came over to apologize for him being a little asshat, and I had to stand there and talk to the woman about her son, while supporting my boobs by crossing my arms and then the kid goes and starts sobbing and it was awful.