Any of you ever have experiences where you either wished you could instantly vanished? Or maybe said something out loud that maybe you wished you hadn't? Ever commit any kind of social blunder that made you want to shrink down to about 4 inches so that you can scamper out the door and hope no one would notice?
Here are just a few of my social blunders from over the years.....I'd like you to share some of yours too:
Once I was at a club with some friends. I had a few drinks and was feeling a little juicy. Some girl asked me to dance. So I did, then she wanted me to "dip" her. Well being that I was not in full command of my reflexes. I dipped her...then dropped her on the dance floor. She landed on her tush with a "thud" that was audible over all the talk and loud music. After that, she stopped dancing with me, not to mention talking.
When I was about 10 years old, and one of my uncles just got married, and bought a brand new house, he decided to have the family Christmas dinner with his new wife in the new house. As soon as the food was served, I tried to cut into my turkey while talking to one of my cousins across the table. I wasn't paying attention, so I ended up dumping my plate full of turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and salad right into my lap, and onto his brand new carpet.
I was at a friends house once, and somehow we got onto the topic of clothing. I made the comment about how cheesy and trashy I thought "Lee" brand pants were, forgetting that her families last name happened to be "Lee".
Who hasn't been in this situation before?
In a movie theater-on a first date, I had to sneeze. Of course, it happened during a quiet scene....where I sneezed....and involuntarily broke wind at the same time....where I had eaten enchiladas and beans for lunch.
When I was in 7th grade, I usually wore sweats in my PE class. One day, as I put them on, and tied them up, the drawstring broke. So I had to hold them on (I didn't have my PE shorts that day), I explained this to the coach, so he allowed me to sit on the grass and just watch everyone that day. I got to talking with one of my freinds. Eventually, the shower bell rang, and we got up and started walking back to the locker room. I was totally engrossed in what we were talking about, that I forgot that I was grounded that day. It wasn't until the coach pointed it out that I looked down and noticed that my sweats had dropped to my ankles, and I was walking along in my BVD's...
I was dating a girl once. After we had been seeing each other for a month or so, she invited me over to her house to "watch a movie".
Well, I did just that....watched the movie. About midway through it, just out of the blue, she up and booted me out. She never called me after again. I couldn't figure out why, but when I ran it past some of my female friends, a possible explanation was given. Yes, we were watching a movie. But I somehow didn't pay attention to the little subtle hints...like her turning all the lights off, lighting a couple of candles, serving some champaigne, wearing a short skirt, and a low cut top....and sitting rather relaxed on one end of the sofa.
Apparently she was offended because I sat on the other side of the couch, didn't touch her, or even try to, or didn't even talk to her. She invited me over for a movie I thought....and I was just watching it.