I thought that it would be fun to write down as many embarrassing moments about my life as I can remember at the moment. Maybe not so fun for me. Suddenly remembering something embarrassing that has happened to you can be incredibly cringeworthy. (this gif knows whats up)
Maybe voluntarily recalling them and writing them down will be easier? At the very least it will document them so that my embarrassing moments will never be forgotten, by me or by anyone.
What a terrible idea.
In no particular order, my personal cringeworthy moments.
- Recently I bought 2 bottled waters from a cafe, and when the lady handed me back the change, I politely handed her back one of the notes because I thought she had given me too much change. I had to ask her for the money back after Josh started asking what the heck I was doing.
- In High school doing a 400m race at the Athletics Carnival, I was amazingly not at all coming last, even though I do not exercise. I threw myself over the finish line, or what I thought was the finish line. Once I had got back up due to friends yelling at me from the sidelines, I finished second last, to someone who was cartwheeling the race..
- When I was in America I was staring at some guy in a Starbucks, only because he was carrying 8 large coffees and I was super interested how he was going to get out the door balancing all that coffee. My staring was completely obvious, he noticed, and after he managed to open the door I flashed a double thumbs up.. and then shrank into my seat because WHY did I do that. Australians.
- During my first driving test, I was acing it, and I was almost back to the start. I turned into a super wide street and went so far across that I was driving in the parking lane. The driver politely mentioned that I needed to be actually on the road, to which I swerved back onto the road suddenly. I failed.
- I climbed up a low, outdoor stage in the third grade. I fell down onto concrete, was a tad unconscious. An ambulance came and took me away. They put a neck brace on me and there were many rumours from other 8 year olds that I had broken my neck, my back, my legs, I was never coming back etc. I had a mild concussion but I was fine, and was known for the remainder of Primary school (K-6) as the girl who fell off the stage.
- I went in a singing competition/talent quest when I was maybe 11, to which I forgot the words to the second verse. I promptly started crying and ran off stage.
EDIT: I did think of another two! Ha.
- I was given an opportunity to have a trial run as a waitress at a local pub. The first job they gave me was to scoop ice-cream into cones, and I said oh man I used to work in a ice-creamery so this will be sweet. I immediately knocked the mug of hot water used for the scoop onto the floor which by some miracle didn't shatter.
The rest of the night followed suit, awkwardness, delivering food to the wrong people, not being able to carry stuff. Needless to say, I'm not a waitress and I will never be.
- I worked in an ice-cream store when I was about 16. I hadn't worked there very long and one shift was ending so we had to turn the signage lights off. The switches were in a little cupboard at the back of the store. I went around, and switched the lights off and closed the cupboard. Before turning to do something else. This doesn't even seem like something that could actually happen, but the freaking cupboard door fell off the wall and TURNED OFF EVERY SWITCH as it fell. I'm talking freezers, the register, fridges, the soft serve machine.
I remained calm and we reset and restarted everything while my coworker panicked and ran about like a madwoman. We fixed everything obviously. And I didn't get in trouble for this unfortunate accident, but I did get a lecture about being too calm and not taking the situation seriously enough. Ha.
Now it's your turn ! Don't leave me hanging. Comment with an embarrassing moment. I promise I won't laugh.. much.