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Your worst absent minded incident in life.?

Updated on August 4, 2017
MY MOST ABSENT MINDED DAY HAPPENED AT WORK IN FRONT OF CLIENTS (OF COURSE)!!
MY MOST ABSENT MINDED DAY HAPPENED AT WORK IN FRONT OF CLIENTS (OF COURSE)!!

Although I hate to admit it, I often refer to myself as "a fly by the seat of my pants" kind of a girl. While some people are slow and methodical and have it all together, others, myself included, move through life as if being carried along by some gravitational force we cannot control. This causes us to sometimes be forgetful, clumsy and to act upon impulse rather than calculated logic. By all appearences, we may look like we have the situation under control, however, in actuality, we don't because while we are doing the "thing" we are suppose to be doing, we are constantly one step ahead of ourselves doing the next thing. Or, if not doing, then thinking about the "thing" we have to do later, or tomorrow or next week. We can't help it. That's just the way we roll.

So, when you move through life "by the seat of your pants", it can oftentimes cause embarassing things to happen. Such as the day I was expecting clients at our office when I decided I had time to slip away for a quick bathroom break. Again, "on the fly", I was in a hurry so I wouldn't be late to greet our guests when they arrived in the front lobby. When I rushed back in I realized that our clients had already arrived and I pleasantly greeted them.

To my surprise, several of my co-workers started giggling nervously and pointing down toward my shoes. When I looked down to see what it was, I realized that I had a long trail of toilet paper coming out of the bottom of my dress and dragging on the floor behind me which I had carried with me all the way from the bathroom. And yes, I was mortified as I turned and once again, "on the fly" hurried out of the office and back to the bathroom where I hid until our guests left.

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      bhowell 2 weeks ago

      This true story was one of the most embarrassing incidents of my life because it happened in my professional arena rather than in front of family or strangers where no one knew me. Note to self: take a calming breath and slow down.

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      Michellcat 8 years ago

      Oh, no! Who hasn't had this happen to them at least once? Great hub.