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Oops! Embarrassing Moments

Updated on April 30, 2013

Where do I hide?

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Almost Indecent Exposure

Recently I joined the Wellness Center, a great place where people over 50 can go to exercise, socialize and learn new skills. I decided to join the Aqua Zumba class, which is something like water aerobics. The class was great and a good work out. Most of the women were older than me but did a great job keeping up with the instructor.

When we finished the class and returned to the locker room, the women all started coming out of their wet swimsuits. Soon I was in a room of naked, older, some overweight women. Unless I looked at the ceiling or the floor, I was looking at something I didn't want to see. I wasn't prepared to strip down in front of these strangers! Oh dear, what do I do?

Aha! I saw a rattan screen on one side of the locker room! Someone must have placed it there for ladies like me who are on the shy side when it comes to getting naked with complete strangers. I quickly ran behind the screen, and took off my wet swimsuit. Right about then, I realized that there was a door behind me. The screen was there not to provide privacy, but to block the view, should anyone come through that door! I was on the wrong side of the screen! I prayed that no one would come through that door, at least not until I got my clothes on. I have never gotten dressed so quickly in my life!

No wonder the other women were looking at me funny, probably thinking "she thinks she's so smart, wait til someone comes through that door!"

A Trip to the (dirty) Grocery Store

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A few years ago while still living in Venezuela, I went grocery shopping to our local supermarket. I was in a little bit of a hurry, so I headed down the isles putting things in my cart as fast as I could. Milk, coffee, sugar, and on down my list. Without really thinking about it I had the sense that I had sand in my sandals. I shook my feet and kept going. Jello, green beans, bread and jam. Wow, more sand in my shoes! Shake shake shake! Why don't they keep this store cleaner?!? On I went, putting the last few items in my cart and heading to the check out. More sand in my sandals! Man! What's with this store with all the dirt and sand? Then I started putting my items on the checkout belt. When I lifted the bag of sugar, I realized it had a nice hole in it and I had left a trail of sugar all through the store!

Careful With the Eggs!

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Also in Venezuela, I liked to go to the open air market to get fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, and cheese. The market was always crowded, and I had to park my car about 2 blocks away, up a street on a slight incline. I went from stall to stall, buying potatoes, bananas, tomatoes, green beans, cheese, and finally a large flat of eggs. I saved the eggs for last so I would already have the other items purchased in bags that I hung on both arms, freeing my hands to hold the flat of eggs. I wanted to be careful with those eggs! I started the walk back up the hill toward the car, being careful to balance everything. The bags were heavy so it was quite a feat. As I left the market area, I was mildly aware of something wet on my stomach area. It was hot so I figured it was sweat. I continued balancing everything as I walked toward the car, being extra careful with the eggs. Soon I realized that my legs were also wet. First my thighs, and then my calves. "What is going on?" I asked myself. I couldn't stop because there was nowhere to set down my purchases. By the time I got to the car, my shoes were wet and slimy.

Whew! I made it to the car! I gently sat the flat of eggs on the hood of the car, to free my hands and find my car keys. Then I saw it: I had crushed the first two rows of eggs against my chest, and the wet slime that I had felt was raw eggs, running down my legs and into my shoes.

I looked around...I hope no one saw me...

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh my...the swimsuit one had me howling. :)

      Now you have me thinking of some of the more embarrassing moments in my life...thank God nobody had cell phones with cameras back then.

      Great fun Debbie!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Bill, glad I could send a good laugh back at you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Funny stories..I've had a few too. Thank's for sharing..Cheers.

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      Debra Cornelius 4 years ago from Georgia

      Oh my yes...how life can pull a fast on on us at times!!! Love the shared chuckles! Voted up and sharing!!!

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      freida adams 4 years ago

      Hi Debbie Love this post

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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Love, love, loved these humorous true stories. The first was the best! I'm still smiling. Blessings, Debby

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Glad you enjoyed it! I'm sure there are plenty of other funny incidents due to my stupidity but my memory has chosen to forget them.

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      JSParker 4 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Yikes, slimy eggs and sandy sugar. Well, at least you didn't blend them together! Shall I tell you about the time I went into the men's restroom and didn't realize it until I was doing my business, looked down and saw a pair of men's shoes and trouser legs in the stall next to mine? Ooops, I got outta there in a hurry!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      That's hilarious! I've been afraid a few times that I would do that. Did anyone see you as you exited?

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      JSParker 4 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      As I ran out, I almost clobbered a young man coming into the restroom. I don't think he would have been able to recognize me except to see that I was the wrong gender for where I was!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      JSParker, I guess you are more careful now!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Debbie - I have found a kindred soul in you!!! I am a klutz and wear it proudly.

      I'm not sure which part of this hub made me laugh harder, the crushed eggs of slime, the trail of sugar ...ohhhh I know! The naked lady changing in full view of everyone!

      Great write and I am happy to be following.

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      ShiningIrish, Glad to find someone else who has had mishaps like mine. Yes that naked lady in full view was...ME!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This is too cute...the first one, with the privacy screen, was the BEST.

      It is fun when we can look back at life's embarrassing moments and chuckle. Sometimes in the midst of them they are NOT so funny.

      thanks for the smile on this chilly Sunday afternoon. Sending Angels to you and yours...ps :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Patricia, my parents taught us early in life to laugh at ourselves and own up to our stupid mistakes, and I'm grateful for that. Rather than feel shameful in some situations, I can say "Oh dear, I blew it again", and laugh. Thanks for reading!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      This was fun to read, but I am not laughing at you. I am thinking about all the embarrassing stuff I have done to myself over the years. The sugar is great! I would have been mortified! Thanks for sharing these stories. Voting up!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thanks for stopping by Sharkye!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Debbie,

      What great stories! I did laugh particularly at the swimsuit one and felt for you with the slimy egg trickling down on a hot Venezuelan day!! We all have these stories so good on you for sharing yours!! Voted funny and interesting! Venezuela by the way has been one of my top 2 must go to destinations for many years!! South America has always held my fascination and Peru is my the other one!

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Oh my goodness, I couldn't stop laughing, I left a trail of flour and pickle juice at my grocer. Great hub, voted up, more and shared.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      debbiepinkston,

      This is too funny! I don't know which I laughed hardest at, but something about the trail of sugar seems like something I would do. Then you start to wonder "Oh my goodness, how many people watched me leave this trail of sugar through the store?" and all with a speedy seriousness!

      Up and Funny

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      SuzieQ, when I lived in Venezuela, the first years were good. The latter years, not so good. As you know the government is not what we would call democratic and crime is rampant. I would visit Colombia over Venezuela any day!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Enjoyed this funny and entertaining hub. Embarrassing things happen to all of us. One of mine was when I was backing out of our driveway and I somehow hooked a full bag of our trash to the car. The neighbor across the street was watching as I drove off with the trash bag ripping and strewing trash all over the street. I was mortified!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Gypsy, that is TOOOO funny! Thanks for sharing. It's a great thing to be able to laugh at ourselves!

      Cantu, thanks for stopping by. Yes the worst part of these experiences is wondering how many people were watching!

      Prettynutjob, wow! A trail of pickle juice and flour? I think you have me beat.

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Lol and that is why I now make extra sure the lid is actually closed before it enters my buggy.

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