Friday, April 16, 2010

Most Embarrassing Moments

You know when you sit around in a group and share your most embarrassing moments? Well I can't always remember mine, although I've certainly had many. Today I had three.

As I was driving the kids to school this a.m. I suddenly needed a bathroom. We were driving right in front of a school.....actually a Nautical School. I could see the front door was open and a student was standing outside. I figured they must have a bathroom. Public bathrooms are rare in our city, most men just use the nearest wall or tree. But a. I am a woman and b. I, um, needed a real live toilet.
So I stopped the car, left my children inside, and ran up to the front door of the school. I asked the student if there was a bathroom. He replied that the one inside was locked but I could try next door at the neighboring restaurant. He directed me to go around the side of the school building to get to the restaurant. As I rounded the corner there stood a security guard with his pants half way down....or halfway up. Thankfully he was wearing boxers or maybe another pair of pants, I don't know.....I didn't look too closely. He looked very shocked to see a large, white woman come bounding around the building. All I could say when I saw him was I'm sorry, do you know where the bathroom is? I acted like he wasn't even half dressed! (I actually didn't care. I needed a bathroom, for Pete's sake!) He replied that the bathroom was locked and he did not have a key. I quickly turned around and returned to my car. By this time my stomach had calmed down , which was only the Lord answering my prayers. After I got back in the car I just started laughing, thinking of me interrupting this poor man trying to change clothes. BTW, I sometimes have stomach issues. My kids are so used to me searching for bathrooms, bless their hearts. We continued on our way to school and I was only mildly flustered when we arrived 5 minutes later and very thankful for a bathroom!

I have to go to their school on Friday mornings because I lead the chapel service for the students each week. I play guitar, we sing a few songs and we have a speaker. This a.m. as we finished singing the first song I somehow flicked my guitar pick up in the air and it went down the front of my shirt. I actually thought it went into my upper-undergarments. And I actually considered-for a split second- trying to dig it out but wisely decided against it. I continued playing the next two songs, strumming with my thumb. As I walked away to let the speaker take the floor the pick dislodged itself and fell to the floor.

A few hours later Charlie and I went to lunch at our local mall. After ordering, I went to the bathroom, a bathroom I might add I have used SEVERAL times. I passed two custodian ladies in the corridor, standing with their mops. I smiled and greeted them and continued down the hall. I somehow misinterpreted the little brass girl on the first door I came too and continued down the one-way hallway to the next bathroom door, only to see a man coming out and at the same time I hear those two dear ladies yelling at me.....Senhora, that's the men's bathroom! I'm so glad the man was coming out and the ladies were there to warn me, otherwise I might have shocked another man!

6 comments:

Cara Beth said...

hehe! What a day! Love you!

Mich said...

Laughing with you...

I totally understand.

Carpool Queen said...

Honey, you just need to put an end to this day :)

Rodger and Lynne Schmidt Mozambique said...

Now I know for sure that this week has been REALLY rough for you! You need another vacation.

Kecia said...

Oh wow, you made me laugh. Maybe I'll copy this idea on my blog...or maybe not...
(wd. ver. is "cabsess"...is that a really nasty taxi?)

Bonnie B. said...

hehehehe... oh, Angie... I miss you. ;) thanks for knowing how to laugh. Love you!