Saturday, September 09, 2006

Most Embarrassing Moments

So someone has decided that it would be fun to share our most embarrassing moments. Already I'm laughing my head off at Barb's and as soon as I post mine, I'm headed over here to link and sit back and read all the others there. Here, in no particular order, are some of the moments that made me want to stick a bag over my head:

1. In junior high, I got out of class to use the bathroom. On my way back down the steps, my high heel caught on the carpeted step. I fell forward but my feet remained up on the step. Luckily I grabbed the handrail and kept from falling on my face, but I was stuck hanging there until the principal happened by and rescued me from my precarious position.

2. I have a bad habit of falling asleep in vehicles. I totally lose neck control, and tend to slobber. I even fell asleep on the way home from dates. Once in college, the campus bus was toting us girls to church and as usual, I conked out. Unfortunately I was on the front aisle seat. When the driver hit his brakes at the red light, I flew into the stairwell and my books went everywhere. He had to put the emergency brake on and help me up. My seatmate invited me to change seats with her but I assured her that my embarrassment would keep me awake for the duration of the ride. (The driver, a security guard on campus, was rather cute.) No lie, we had a repeat offense at the next red light. I could not look that guy in the eye ever again!

3. Again my sleeping habits got me in trouble on a bus. I flew to Chicago and took the 2 hour bus ride to Merrillville near the college. Only I fell asleep and ended up at the terminal in Gary, Indiana! I don't know who was more frightened, me or the bus driver who found me asleep on his bus.

4. Once in between classes at college, I noticed what I thought to be a snake right on the floor. I screamed loudly to notify everyone around me, before realizing my belt had fallen off my skirt. I picked it up and slithered away.

8 comments:

Barb said...

Oh Dianne. That slobbering thing cracked me UP! And screaming because you thought your belt was a snake? Oh, you're definitely giving me some serious competition in the completely mortified department.

Susanne said...

I can't believe you fell asleep again before the next red light! And flew out of your seat again?
Oh my! I bet from now on you sit by the window, eh?

mary ann said...

Oh my...I had forgotten all about those embarrassing moments. I'm in stitches again!!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Your belt thing cracked me up. I've done similar things - think I see something, tell everyone in the car and it ends up being a tree stump or something equally riveting....

Jennifer said...

Very funny--you do have some good ones!

Jeannine said...

Those are so funny! I thought Vince's ability to drop off to sleep was phenomenal, but I think you have him beat!

Tammy said...

This is halarious!
Thank you for stopping by my site the other day, too! :)When I wrote my embarressing moment as a mom, I had no idea others were posting embarressing moments! I must have missed that somehow, and mine was coincidence!

I thought all of your "moments" were priceless! I could just picture them all!
I love how "picked it up and slithered away" with your belt!

Thanks for being brave and sharing these! :)

Kristen said...

Those are great!! Do you have a problem falling asleep behind the wheel, too? :-)

Thanks for participating!! :-)