Friday, May 10, 2013

So Embarrassing





Today's topic is:  Most embarrassing moment.


My official most embarrassing moment happened with I was in middle school.  You can read that story here.  I wanted to think of a more recent embarrassing moment, and it was tough.  I'm a walking contradiction when it comes to embarrassing moments, because I do embarrassing things all the time, but I tend to forget them pretty quickly.  Most of my embarrassing moments involve me crying in a situation where any normal person would not cry.  Here's an example from a couple years ago:  

I had been out all day running errands, and was just a few blocks away from my apartment.  There's a stop sign, so I stopped (I promise, I stopped!).  I saw a police car down the road, and he proceeded to pull out behind me and follow me down the block.  I was nervous (because I always get nervous when a cop is driving near me), but knew I hadn't done anything wrong, so I just went on my way.  Right at the turn to my apartment, he flipped his lights on, so I pulled over.  He came up and did the standard spiel of "License and Registration!  Do you know why I stopped you?" and I said no, and he said I didn't stop at the stop sign.  I didn't argue, because I was too busy trying not to cry.  He took my documents and went back to his car.  At this point, I broke down sobbing - like I can't breathe, totally upset.  When he came back, I was trying my best to keep it together, and I had my sunglasses on, so I thought he wouldn't notice.  The cop said "Ma'am, are you crying?"  and I was like *sob*gasp*sniff* "NO!"  He sort of raised his eyebrows at me and then I say "Maybe!"  I was so embarrassed.  He just gave me a warning and sent me on my way.  Probably the most embarrassing thing about this story is that I keep telling people about it.  Any time the subject of getting a ticket comes up, I have to tell my only story of getting pulled over!  (until last week, when I got caught at the check-point and totally didn't cry!  I'm getting so tough!)

Top and Cardigan: Gap
Skirt: Old Navy
Sandals: Carlos Santana via DSW



6 comments:

  1. At least he gave you a warning :) I have so many embarrassing stories. It's nice that you can laugh at them after the fact.

    Love this outfit today too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cute outfit! So glad your you got a warning, I get really nervous too!
    Ginny

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that striped skirt! Like you, I do embarrassing things all the time, but the embarrassment never lasts. I forget quickly!

    Fizz and Frosting

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great outfit, I really like the striped skirt. It's nice that you got away with a warning. One time I got pulled over and the cop told me that he always gives pretty girls tickets because they think they are going to get away with it, then proceeded to let me go with a warning. I'm pretty sure I should have felt insulted, but I was definitely relieved!

    ReplyDelete
  5. i would cry too! i get nervous when I see cops. but the one time i got pulled over and cried I still got a ticket! love this outfit - the skirt is so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ah! I cried when I got pulled over, too, because I'm a huge rules-follower and felt SUPER BAD about breaking them...luckily, the officer was so nice and let me off with a warning. WHEW! I'm a crier, too :)

    ReplyDelete