'I CAN LAUGH NOW BUT THE DAY MY UNDERWEAR LET ME DOWN I DIDN'T LAUGH'

I'm sure you've all had days when you wish you hadn't got out of bed. Perhaps you even wish that you could forget the day ever happened.

Well, all of that and more went through my head on this particular day.

I was having one of those days at work that was going all wrong. I had typed up these beautiful letters for the boss, without any evidence of mistakes. Usually, I couldn't hide this from my boss as he would see the slightest bit of white out. This time though, they were perfect. Until this day. I just wanted to kill the person who ruined my day. No one would own up. Not one person would come forward and admit to spilling coffee all over my beautiful letters.

All day long one other thing had been bothering me. My undies were a bit loose and I had to keep hitching them up.

"I must be losing weight " I thought to myself. I wasn't trying to, but my undies were definitely loose much more than the last time I wore them. These were my nice lacey ones and they were lovely and comfortable. Except for today, I was forever pulling them up.

One of the girls in my office noticed and suggested going up the road to the Myer sale. She told me that I could get several pairs for what I'd obviously paid for mine.

"How dare she say that to me! It didn't have anything to do with her what I paid for my undies". I said to myself.

Worrying that I might not get there without something going horribly amiss, I asked her if she would be able to go for me".

"Sorry, too busy" she said. It won't take you long to get there. Then you can change when you get your new ones. Simple", was her longwinded advice.

I didn't want to sound like I was begging but I was really worried that I just would not get there without, well you know........

So I asked her again. This time she just didn't answer me. She stood up at the front of the Office and in a big voice she said "Can Anyone Buy Pam Some Undies Because She Is Worried Her Undies Might Not Make It".

The colour in my cheeks went from white from the shock and then to a bright pink from the embarrassment of what she had just said about me. I was so upset that I just took off out of that Office and forgot about my undies. I got to the end of the Office hallway, got in the lift and went to the ground floor. What happened next has lived with me since that day.


WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

You can imagine how embarrassing and mortifying this would be can't you? Here I was feeling bady enough that any minute now my knickers were going to hit the deck. I ask someone to help me out and she makes me look the "Joke of the Office" instead.

Now I was in the lift trying to get up the courage to take the challenge of getting to the Myer Store before the elastic goes completely in my beautiful lacey knickers. I knew I had to do what I must. So I said a quick prayer that my knickers would not reveal themselves before I got to Myer.Although, I couldn't really see how God could stop my elastic from going. When it's time is up, you can't stop it. At the time I needed all the help I could get, even prayers.

After slowly walking out the doorway, thinking if I walked slowly the elastic might not have as much pressure on it to break. Silly really when I think about it now. I had to keep hitching them up all the way down Queen Street. I could see the Myer in front just across the street. Even though it wasn't far , when your knickers are on the line, it's a long way believe you me.

Finally I got to the the lights. "Great, they would have to be Red" I thought. At least my knickers were still with me. I'd been able to clutch onto them through my coat so no one could really tell it just looked like I was really cold.

After standing there for what seemed the longest time in my life, the lights changed and I stepped off the curb to cross the street with several other people. So far so good. Myer was now only a few more steps. Fate was on my side afterall or so I thought.

MOMENT OF TRUTH

I was almost there, but then the worst thing happened. Being a sale day everyone was pushing and shoving to get in and the next thing I knew I was forced into the wall by a lady. At the same time, I let go off my coat and then, the elastic that had lasted all the way from the Office to the Store, finally gave and down came my undies in front of all these people. No one seemed to notice, so I very quietly stepped out of them and waited for a bit. Nothing was said. "Good I thought no one saw them fall".

I waited for the crowd to go and when there was just a few of us I moved in and mingled with the people going through the door. Boy I was glad that was over. How embarrassing it could have been if anyone had seen. Then I felt someone tapping me on the shoulder. Turning around thinking it was someone I knew, I could not have been more wrong.

As I turned the first thing was a man and he was holding ......You guessed it" my knickers".

His exact words were " Excuse Me But I Believe You Dropped These "

Well, I grabbed those little traitors and ran so fast out of that store knickerless I think I would have been a contender for the Olympics. I sat down when I thought I was far enough away and cried. Here I was with a pair of useless knickers in my hand and worse than that I now had no knickers on at all. I got a cuppa to steady my nerves and then went into B W bought another pair of knickers and found the ladies. It felt good to have on knickers that I didn't have to hitch up any more. The best thing was that not one person in that store knew anything about what had happened.

So all you ladies who might find their knickers are a bit loose because the elastic is a bit worn, take advice from someone who knows. DON'T WEAR THEM. IT ISN'T WORTH THE RISK.

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Lisa HW 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Good advice. I had a "borderline-elastic" half-slip fall to the ground when I was at an outdoor ice-cream place with my grown son. (Obviously, it wasn't as "borderline" as I'd assumed it was.) Fortunately, there were parked cars so I could hide between them. It could have been a lot worse, but having to tell my grown son why I was weirdly hiding amidst the cars wasn't great either. LOL


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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

I did enjoy reading your experience!


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

I can just imagine how embarrassing it would have been if you had to tell you your grown son.

You were lucky you had the cars to hid behind Lisa. Next time you won't wear "borderline" undergarments of any kind. They can all let you down.

God Bless Lisa x


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

Hi Lady Lyell,

It is nice to hear from you again.

I am so pleased you enjoyed my embarrassing experience.

I have never forgotten that day and I don't think I ever will.

How are you going. I hope you and your family are fine.

My surgery is going to be on 15th or 16th February, I think. I shall let you know when I have a confirmation on those dates.

Talk to you soon take care for now Pam x


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Dear BeautyBabe - If you think YOU were embarrassed, how do you think I felt?

Signed, Your Former Loose Lacy Knickers

This was a hoot, my dear, thank you for the chuckles. :)


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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

It is nice to hear from you Pam and thank you for letting me know the date of your operation. I will be thinking of you. My best friend lives in Thornlands and if you need any help she will gladly pop by.

Have a nice day!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I cannot imagine the embarrassment you must have felt when your undies were handed to you!


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Kulsum Mehmood 4 years ago from Nagpur, India

I can imagine the embarressment such a situation would have caused you.


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

To My Former Loose Lacy Knickers,

Where did you go that day. I put you in the wash and you just disappeared. I sorry I yelled at you that day but you did cause me some major embarrassment. Didn't you?

It wasn't your fault, it was the elastic. You just happened to be there at the time.haha Pam your former wearer. xx


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

Hi Lady Lyell,

Could you please give me the name of the person you know in Thornlands. I might know her. Pam xx


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

To Justateacher,

Well, it's something I would like to go through again.I felt like everyone in the shop was watching him giving me back my lacy knickers. I nearly died from embarrassment at that time. Pam xx


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myrtle McKinley 4 years ago

Hi Beauty Babe,

Love the knickers story. I have had stretched out one, but never lost one yet. This is a great cautionary tale for all of us. I also was touched and inspired by your profile story. What a beautiful positive outlook you have. I am new to hubbing and would appreciate you checking me out. Look forward to reading all your hubs.

Thanks, Myrtle Mckinley


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rutley 4 years ago from South Jersey

LOved it....same type of thing happened to me if you want to check it out!


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

Hello Myrtle.

Keep an eye on those stretched out knickers. You can't can't trust them so even if they are the slightest bit loose, pick another pair,especially if you're going to

go out somewhere.

You wouldn't want them to fall down now. Would you?

BB


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

Yes, I have read the hub about your bra mishap. It would have been very embarrassing for you. I

It isn't funny at the time, but we can both laugh about our experiences now because it doesn't matter much now.

I have read both of yours and they are great Rutley.

Well done. Beautbabe.

Catch you later.


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

Hi Lady Lyell,

What is the name and address of your friend in Thornlands. I would like to get in touch and introduce myself if I don't know her already.

Pam x


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

I can laugh now. I couldn't then. It was too embarrassing. Pamx


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

very embarrassing. Yes. BB


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seanorjohn 4 years ago

Thanks for the embarrassing laugh. My wife had a similar experience as a teenager and it was one of the first stories she told me.


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

I am glad I stumbled on to this hub. I needed a good laugh and it provided it. I will be thinking of you as you prepare for surgery.


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

It certainly isn't something that you would laugh about at the time. Very embarrassing indeed. Pam


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

It certainly is quite an embarrassing thing to happen believe you me. Pam


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

I will soon. I have to have surgery and I will catch with my comments after that.

Hope you hubs are doing well. BB


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

I will at some time soon when I have had my surgery. I will catch up then. BB


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

I truly empathise with her. It is easier to talk about years later than straight after. BB


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

I am glad I gave the laugh you needed.

Thank you for your thoughts during my surgery. It's very much appreciated. BB


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

BB Oh sister. Reminds me of a similar time that happened to me in junior high school. OH YIKES it took me forever to get over it. It was a joke for months. Time forward~ today I can laugh about it.

There are times life throws a real curve ball our way.

God knows and understands. I think others forget long before we do. Oh what do I know. It was a hard time. When in the moment it is hard. You did good girl. You got through it and God was with you. Amen.

Thanks for a great share and the smile on my heart

Hugs to you BB. God Bless


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

You did good also Skye.

Hugs to you God Bless BB


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

bb I noticed per comments you are having surgery. You my sister I have lifted in prayer for a complete healing and a super fast healing. In the name of Jesus Christ. He is with you. Be Blessed always BB Love n hugs


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

You sound like a person with a beautiful soul. I appreciate your healing prayers. I feel truly blessed now and that nothing will go wrong. I don't find admitting I am very scared about this op. as there are very high risks of stroke or even death. Thank you for this Skye it meant a lot. I am very touched. God Bless you and Love n hugs back at you. Pam x


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RandomThoughts... 4 years ago from Washington

How refreshingly honest you are in such a creatively funny way! If more people would just come clean about their embarrassing mishaps, the egos of this world wouldn't be running it in to the ground. Thank you for your story.


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

Thank you Random Thoughts. I agree with you it would be very interesting to see what people have hidden away in their memories..how many have lost their knickers or something else that is just as funny. It could be very funny indeed to just see what comes out of the woodwork!!

Very good idea. Pam


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Oh no this is so funny!


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BEAUTYBABE 4 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA. Author

It is funny now, but on the day, it wasn't at all.

My main concern was that I could get away with it, but as you see I didn't

Pam.

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