Wednesday, January 30, 2008

E is for Embarrassing

I recently entered a blog contest where you're supposed to tell your most embarrassing moment. I had to think long and hard about it. I don't embarrass easily. It's hard to embarrass someone who has no shame.

The only thing I could think of was this...

When I was enormously, obviously pregnant (we're talking 8 or 9 or 10 months along, here), my husband used to like to play this joke. It started when we went to a movie and I was about 8 months pregnant with our first boy.

The young kid selling the tickets looked at me and his eyes lit up! "Wow! You look great! When are you due?", he asked me.

Without missing a beat (he never does), Dave asked him, "What do you mean??? Did you just call my wife fat?!"

That poor kid was mortified! And, I agree, unless you see the child crowning, you really should never ask someone that, because what if you are wrong! After seeing the kid's face (and after we stopped laughing at the expression he had on it), we told him Dave was just kidding.

It was somewhat embarrassing for me but it was also damn funny. It quickly became Dave's favorite joke! He used it often, and again during our second pregnancy.

The blogger who's contest I left the story on, emailed to say Dave has a bent sense of humor. I emailed her back and explained, "You have no idea."

Luvin that man, Ruth!


Anonymous said...

That is priceless. I'd love that man, too :)

Yarnhog said...

I would love to never be embarrassed. I have so many embarrassing moments--and never forget a single one, even back to first grade--that they fill up my brain and regularly wage sneak attacks, causing me to groan out loud for no apparent reason and blush spontaneously.

sophanne said...

Embarassing moments are such a part of my life that I rarely react to them anymore- just another daily occurrence.

There was the time that my husbands DAUGHTER (age 28) was pregnant at the beach and the condo-sharing person came to me and asked me when I was due. Not only did she mistake me for my husband's daughter, she mistook me for my husbands PREGNANT daughter-aargh.

Nell said...

Hilarious! That's definitely a no-no situation!

Tammy said...

I remember Christmas shopping when I was pregnant with one of my boys and I was repeatedly asked, "Oh my goodness! You shouldn't be out shopping.. you'll never make it til Christmas!" I was only 6 months pregnant at the time. Since then, I keep my mouth shut.

Like Sophanne, embarrassing moments are just a part of my day. My kids would say that every time I try to park our SUV would be near the top of the list.