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Sister Josie Oblivious


This week brings us to Question #4 of Carrie's Get-Away Give-Away.  She asks, "Have you had a funny/embarrassing moment happen where you thought
to yourself, "If only someone caught that on camera, I'd win the $10,000 prize"?  What is your cash prize-worthy moment?  

I can't really think of any prize-worthy embarassing moments I've experienced, probably because I've succesfully managed to block these humiliating memories. However there was an event that occurred a couple years ago that left me plenty red-faced.  My friend Kenny Lee has for many years referred to me as "Sister Josie Oblivious" for my uncanny ability to dwell in my own little world and remain totally unaware of what is going on around me. This was once such incidence of that blissful state.

Papa Bear and I were out shopping in a local department store, a nice one as opposed to your typical "big-box" affair.  I went to use the restroom and found it in poor condition with trash and toilet paper scattered everywhere.  (Why do women do that anyway? Calling it a "Ladies" Room is truly stretching the truth!)  Obviously the maintenance crew had not made an appearance for some time. 

After using the facilities and washing my hands, I went to rejoin Papa Bear, noting a few people along the way looking at me rather strangely, but that's not an unusual experience for me, I think I give off "crazy lady" vibes or something, who knows. :-)

Arriving at Papa Bear's side in the linens aisle, he took one look at me, shook his head trying not to laugh, and pointed downward.  There, trailing for at least three feet from the bottom of my sandal was a lovely train of toilet tissue.  UGH! How embarrassing!  I quickly used my other foot to detach the offending toilet paper from my shoe, and beat a hasty retreat to the car, Papa Bear hustling to keep up with me and trying hard not to laugh out loud. I could almost hear the other customers telling their friends about the "pitiful old woman in the store who couldn't quite get out of the restroom in good form. :-/  Ah yes, Sister Wendy Oblivious, take a well-deserved bow!
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Stop by and visit Carrie at The Slow-Dripped Life, have a good time reading the embarrassing moments being shared there this week, then add one on a post of  your own for a chance to win the amazing trip she is giving away... for real!

10 comments:

  1. No. I check. I am the other extreme, constantly checking myself. I don't get embarrassed easily, but am a perfectionist with MYSELF. Not others, thankfully. In fact, I would have felt bad & told you. Just sayin'.

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    1. We are opposites in that, McGuffy Ann. I pay little attention to myself, what I see on the outside is so different from what I am on the inside that I see little correlation. I don't embarrass easily either, other than when I appear to be a bumbling idiot, such as in this case. That was a bit humilitating and I was so glad it happened amidst strangers rather than at work or some such! I know you would have told me, that's how you are - kind and caring. :-)

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  2. Oh no! I've done the ol' tucking my skirt into my stockings before which totally sucked, but have so far managed to avoid the tp stuck to the shoe.

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    1. haven't managed that one... thankfully, but I I'm a prime candidate for epic failures because my mind is always wondering off and I don't pay enough attention. I dread thinking what I will be like at 70... probably wearing my shirt backwards or inside out! :-)

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  3. I have, on many occasions, had the unfortunate experience of cleaning the women's restroom at work. How anyone walks out of there without toilet paper on their shoe is a mystery to me.

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    1. That is most certainly true of the restrooms for the company you work for, Monkey. It is a rare day when I walk into one that is even remotely clean and tidy, though I know it is done routinely throughout the day. Let's face it, people tend to act like animals in some situations... no, actually, animals behave better!

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  4. LOL -- isn't it great to be human! We've all been there in some form or other. :)

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    1. So true Louise! Now it's funny, at the time it was embarassing, so glad Papa Bear was along or I probably would have trailed thru the store and out the door with it!

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  5. I am finally getting to making my rounds and oh, Josie! This is so something I would do!! I think you and I are alike in that I tend to live more 'in my head' than anywhere, although I have been working on trying to be more 'present' and 'in the moment' in my life. That is too funny. I am also 'that person' that will tell someone if I see them trailing tp from their shoe or have lettuce in their teeth or something. I would just want someone to do the same for me because there's nothing worse than getting home and checking the mirror hours later to find you have something on your face or in your teeth and you were with people all day and no one said a word and you're thinking, "They LET me go around like this and didn't tell me?" Ha ha.

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    1. Ahh yes, Carrie, I do tend to live in my own little world and pay so little attention to things like appearance, unfortunately that at times includes my own! I also am one who gets home at the end of day with my shirt tag out or sandal unbuckled and am dismayed that no one bothered to let me know. To me, it is always an act of kindness to tell someone, a moment of embarassment is better than an entire day's worth! :-)

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