I figured we'd start from my childhood and work our way up to the present...
In second grade, I attended a private school that was housed completely in portable buildings. We had music class with a male teacher named Mr. Watson. The students all sat on the floor for the class, and Mr. Watson was a bit eccentric and a little scary to a second grade girl. One day, I desperately needed to use the restroom, and instead of asking the teacher, I had an accident instead! I was mortified and had to think of a quick lie, so I raised my hand and told Mr. Watson that I thought there was a leak in the ceiling, and I must have sat in the water that had leaked through, so could I move?! OMG! Why the heck didn't I just ask to GO to the bathroom!? Apparently my mother did this once as a child too, so it must run in the family!
I was pretty sheltered as a kid and never really got into much trouble, so in middle school, my friends and I decided to climb a chain-link fence at our school during a craft show. Since I had zero experience climbing fences, of course I got stuck at the top and completely ripped the back of my jeans open and had to wear a sweatshirt tied around my waist for the rest of the afternoon! Lesson learned: Fences are not meant to be climbed, and getting my pants ripped was my karma - or - I suck at climbing fences and should therefore stay on the ground at all times!
High school wasn't too mortifying, and I actually enjoyed my time during those 4 years. So, since I was spared embarrassment during that time, of course I had to make up for it in college. I took a class about immigration, and it was a fairly small class- maybe 40 students. I NEVER volunteered in the class because I was very intimidated and felt out of my element. Well, one day the discussion was about political bosses- think Boss Tweed. The professor then asked if we could think of any other political bosses, and a lightbulb went off! I knew this from my high school AP class! I raised my hand, the professor called on me, and I said, "Boss Hogg!" A couple of guys snickered, and the professor said, "I'm not sure I know who that is..." Within seconds, I realized that we had just gone to see The Dukes of Hazzard movie! AGH! (And no, I didn't explain it to the professor!)
Later on in college, Robert and I had Thanksgiving dinner with his sweet aunt. His aunt is one of the nicest ladies in the world, and somehow we got onto the topic of shopping, and I said something along the lines of, "I really don't like Burlington Coat Factory. I think their clothes are cheap and tacky!" And then Robert's sweet aunt says, "Oh, I got this top from Burlington..." Ugh!
And last but not least, probably my favorite most embarrassing moment! When I was about 8 months pregnant with Ari, I knelt down next to one of my students who had called me over to his desk. I instantly heard a RIP! Not only did I split my pants, I split them in the FRONT! I was panicking and dying laughing at the same time as I covered my pants, and the poor boy was so confused by what was going on. He said, "Mrs. Lee! Are you having your baby? Should I go get the nurse!?" I had to think fast and walk out in the hall until another teacher could grab my sweatshirt. I tied it around my waist like an apron and had to teach like that for the rest of the day!
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