Oh, no you didn’t…
Embarrassing Moments Last a Lifetime
We all have them, and we all hate them. Embarrassing moments. They inevitably crop up over the course of our lives, and of course we never forget them. But surprisingly, no matter how terrible they seem, how we choose to handle them defines who we are. Read how these people chose to deal with their awkward, and sometimes downright humiliating, experiences.
I like heels. I enjoy wearing them. I like how they make my legs look a mile long. However, I’m not the most graceful walker in heels. My school was awarding me for good test scores and had to get dressed up and walk on a stage for the award ceremony. I was a bit nervous and when I walked up the steps I stumbled. I didn’t fall, but it was still embarrassing. I accepted my awardand went to leave the stage. Despite my best efforts, my dress caught my heels and I face-planted— in front of an auditorium full of people. I could have died in that moment. Of course I would never wish to relive that experience, but it did show me that it’s best to stand back up when you fall. No matter how painful, or difficult, I had to stand up in front of all those people and keep walking.
Yasha M. – Age: 17
About a year ago, I was riding a jet ski around a lake with my friends. I was showing off, and trying to be cool because some girls were watching, but I hit a rough patch of water and turned the handle too sharply and ended up flying off. Not only was I embarrassed, but I was also scared. I hit the water hard, but luckily I was wearing a life jacket. It was a tough lesson, but I learned to always be safe, no matter who’s watching.
Justin B. – Age: 15
Have you ever been caught in a lie? It’s pretty shameful. I was having a debate with my friends and, in order to prove my point, I made up a few facts. At first no one noticed, but then I went too far. My friend called me out on my white lie and my whole argument was debunked. The whole point of lying was to convince everyone that I was right, and while I had some good points, by lying I sacrificed my entire claim. If I could, I would go back and stick to the truth, but I think that experience was God showing me that it’s important to always tell the truth.
Eric D. – Age: 21
This happened a while ago, but it still makes me red when I think about it. My friends and I were eating lunch in the cafeteria at school when my crush sat at a table near by. He was with his friends too. I don’t remember how it started, but all of a sudden my “ friends” started yelling over to him. They pointed at me and screamed, “ She likes you! Hey, she likes you!” They thought it was funny but I was mortified. My face was beet-red. I wanted to melt into the floor. I couldn’t understand why they would do that to me, or why they thought it was so hilarious. After that I learned that I should only share certain secrets with people I trust; people I know will keep them.
Willow R. – Age: 14
I love to ride my bike, and I have a particular bike bath that’s my favorite. The path is secluded, so I like to turn up my music and sing really loud. One day, a huge bug flew into my mouth, right as a really cute guy was rounding the corner on his bike. I started coughing and gagging on the bug right in front of him. Although, I’m sure he thought I was weird, I just kept riding, because enjoying my bike ride was more important that showing off to a stranger.
Maggy – Age: 15