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Life 101: Embarrassing Moments in Our Lives
We're shy to admit it.
What's your embarrassing moment?
A lot of us will keep it secret, since they reason out that it will do more harm than good,especially to their families or even the country. That would be some sort of scandal in a huge proportion.
Have you seen a model or a beauty pageant contestant slipping at the ramp? We can feel their humiliation, but to them, they take it in stride, making it a step of being noticed of and neglecting the fact that they're just clumsy or having jitters in front of the audience or viewing public.
For high-profiled personalities, their careless movements or remarks will always bring shame or disgust in front of their ranks.
A lot of stories are roaming around the monarchy of Great Britain or UK, since the times of the deposed princess, Lady Diana. Yet, those embarrassing moments always bring her closer to the masses or ordinary people of the world.
What I'm going to tell you is not a gossip. It really happened and this personal account is included in her memoirs.
Don't let this moment slip away from you.
Before you leave this hub, you should read the story.
On the record
This inevitable incident occurred in the life of Barbara Bush, the wife of then Vice President George Bush, Sr. (before he became president of the United States of America).
Along with her husband, during a diplomatic visit in Japan, they attended lunch with Emperor Hirohito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace.
Sitting next to the Emperor, Mrs.Bush find the conversation an uphill task or difficult to start with.
To all her efforts at verbal exchange, the Emperor would only smile and say "Yes" or "No" with an occasional "Thank You" jotted in for good measure.
Looking around her elegant surrounding,she complimented Hirohito on his official residence.
"Thank you," he said.
"Is it new?" pressed Mrs.Bush.
"Was the palace just so old that it was falling down?"asked Mrs. Bush.
In his most charming , yet regal manner, Hirohito replied,"No,I'm afraid that you bombed it."
Mrs.Bush, feeling hot and red because of shame, turned to her other lunch partner.
Reading Reference: One Day at a Time by Francis J.Kong, a noted motivational speaker and financial adviser in the Philippines.
This one's for the books.
So what do you do when you get caught in an embarrassing situation?
Tell yourself,"This one's for the books."
But do apologize in case your honest mistake harms anyone. Try to make what you just went through as learning experience. So, at least, your loss of dignity won't be totally wasted.
For me, I rapidly overcome my shame whenever I commit inevitable mistake.
For instance,adding a teaspoon of salt to a coffee that will be served to them port captain on board ship. To admit my guilt,I personally said the word,"SORRY" to the master and said that I should take a rest, since we we're lack of sleep due to the overnight channeling and that long hours affected my clear disposition in the galley.
Everybody makes mistakes but it's the talent to laugh at one's mistakes and learn from it makes the experience stand out.
Read the Bible. Even the heroic characters were not perfect.
Imagine the humiliation of being crowed at by a rooster to signal a broken promise when you've just made a promise that you won't deny Jesus Christ as your best friend in all the world.
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