Friday, May 25

Public Humiliation, Private Shame

I had an embarrassing moment today that was so embarrassing I thought it warranted a spot on the blog. I got very queasy today at work and started gagging at my desk. Now this wouldn't be terrible if I had a normal job, but I work at a kiosk in the mall like a high school Freshman (Don't ask - I got conned into it). So I'm publicly exposed and nowhere near a restroom. I start running through the mall, stopping at every community trash can to heave and gain my composure before continuing on my quest for a restroom. I run inside Macy's and get to their ladies room, but it is super busy and there's a line. Well I can't wait so I start pushing past people, getting dirty looks and shouts as I'm doing so. I grab the only vacant stall and before I'm even able to get the door closed, I start throwing up. Well, all the ladies at this point make noises of understanding as I struggle to get the stall door closed, and continue to vomit louder than I ever have before! How mortifying. When I was finally done everyone was staring and then quickly averting their eyes. I made a quick public apology that they had to be subjected to that but that I was pregnant. They all thought it was really cute, but I hurriedly left, hanging my head in shame. That is all.

Please post your embarrassing moments if you have them so I don't feel so dumb! :) Thanks!

9 comments:

Samby said...

Oh Honey, I am so sorry. I hope you feel better.

Jerry said...

thanks for the sacrifices you are making for one of the most beautiful kids that will ever be born.

Shelley said...

One time I was in a room full of people and I peed my pants. Ok, I was 5 and in kindergarten, but does that make you feel better? Sorry about you being so sick. This too shall pass, and hopefully soon!

Michael said...

On my mission we were having a tri-zone Christmas dinner at a chapel in Aix-en-Provence. Being the swell guy that I am, I went to pour drinks for everyone, but being the klutz that I am, I spilled the equivalent of 128 oz. of yellow fruity drink on my lap. It got a slight chuckle from the people immediately around me, but no one else really knew about it. Naturally I needed to go to the bathroom and clean up, but as I was hurrying from the room I tripped over a table leg and went sprawling awkwardly over some chairs like a big lummox. This crash, of course, attracted the attention of all 100 people in the room, who got a good laugh out of seeing me on the floor. In a vain attempt to save some face, I jumped up and tried to act like I was okay, but forgot the reason I was up in the first place. When the crowd saw the huge yellow wet stain on the front of my pants, there was a huge roar of laughter... and after 25 minutes in the bathroom blowing the hand dryer on my crotch, people were still rolling. I don't think I have ever been more embarrassed.

But for that and many other sacrifices, I have also been blessed with one of the most beautiful kids that will ever be born... :-)

Hope you feel better soon kiddo.

Christa Skousen said...

Those things happen to all of us...I have a few I will share with you at a later date. Worse than throwing up at the mall..LET ME TELL YOU

Christa Skousen said...

Those things happen to all of us...I have a few I will share with you at a later date. Worse than throwing up at the mall..LET ME TELL YOU

Heather said...

so shannon you were in my dream last night and you had anorexic legs- your top half was totally normal but your legs were ridiculously skinny. YOu were also wearing a green jumper and a matching headband that you had domestically made out of some old lady's green floral curtains. Your gonna be such a great mom:)

Heather said...

ps... can we come Aug. 11-14th? we we'd only be able to stay a day if we came july. And i may be coming the 21st afterall.. we shall see. But i'll need to read the 6th one before i do...can ya help a sister out?

melissa said...

I love the blog! We just came across it through James Skousen's site. I hope you are feeling better. ~Melissa & Dave