Oh, no you didn’t…
Embarrassing Moments Last a Lifetime
Embarrassing moments can last a lifetime, either with shame or with laughter. Share some funny moments with us so we can laugh together!
“I decided to try out for the school play in the fall. It was supposed to be for The King and I. Well, I had never seen the play, so when I went to auditions the theater teacher asked me if I was there to try out for The King and I, and I said ‘Yes, I’m here for The Lion King play.’ I thought it was about the Lion King! The teacher explained the difference but it was too late. I looked like a total idiot.”
When I was in middle school, I thought Caucasian and Cajun were the same word! So I asked my teacher why, on the back of our test, they don’t have a check box for white kids…I mean Caucasian chicken makes sense, right? (white chicken)
– J. S.
I was in an integrated class at school, so it was not only one class, but two. The teacher asked me how many stars were on the American flag, and I confidently raised my hand and said 52. I immediately realized my silly mistake. It was so embarrassing, and everyone started laughing at me! I felt so stupid.
“When I was a sophomore, I had decided to take an art class for fun. I was really into painting. I felt like Picasso. Well, one day my ‘secret crush’ came into art class to announce an after-school event. I was so nervous about his being there, I forgot all about the paint on my hands; as I went to ‘groom’ myself to look my best, I realized I smeared paint all over my face and hair. He saw me and looked at me like I was nuts. I ran to the bathroom, and I had big streaks of red and yellow on my face and hair.”
It happened when I was in middle school: I was at my big brother’s birthday party, and all of his “cool” friends were in attendance. We were in the living room playing games and watching him open his presents, so I was sitting Indian style on the floor. That had to be the day I started my period, and of course…I was in khaki shorts. Enough said.
– A. M.
When I was a seventh grader, I was in high school math; since I was the only seventh grader in the class, I went to the high school for a period. One day I was walking down the hall when a really cute sophomore walked by. I couldn’t stop staring at him and I ran right into a wall! I was horrified.
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