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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!
In eighth grade, I danced nearly 40 hours a week doing rehearsals for a company and teaching classes. At our end-of-the-year performance, I was in such a hurry to change between dances, I had to loosely pin my leotard straps down and run back out on stage. One of my straps snapped out of place and my leotard started falling down, revealing way too much skin. I didn’t know what to do, so I just kept dancing!
Last winter my youth group had a girl’s night sleep over at my friend’s cabin in the mountains. We went on a snow shoeing guided tour. Half way through the tour we were allowed to go wherever we wanted, so I was wondering next to the trail, and the next thing I knew, I was rolling into a tree, and got stuck in this hole surrounding the tree. I couldn’t get out, or stop spinning around. Our tour guide and all my friends just kept laughing at me.
My freshman year of high school I decided to follow my older brother’s footsteps by playing the trumpet in the marching band. We practiced after school through all kinds of weather, including snowstorms. No one informed me that I was supposed to keep my instrument warm by blowing air through the mouthpiece during marching drills. So, when we were all done with rehearsal after our first cold-weather practice I soon realized my mouth was frozen to my mouthpiece. I had to get help from my captain. I felt like Ralphie from “A Christmas Story.”
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One morning I had to really go to the bathroom but I was late for school. As soon as I got on campus I ran into the nearest building and straight to the bathroom. While I was doing my business I noticed a men’s magazine on the floor. I found it kind of peculiar but didn’t think too much of it. When I was done, I walked out and the first thing I saw was a line of urinals! I left the bathroom shocked and embarrassed. A group of guys watched me as I walked out and all I could do was look the other way.
Here it was; my first ski adventure. All my friends and I lined up for our first lesson. The instructor told us to go down the hill to get a feel for the skis. Being a cautious student, I raised my hand and asked how to stop. “Don’t worry,” he said, “you won’t be going that fast and will stop on our own.” I watched as this worked for all my other friends so I took off down the hill. People skied in front of me, cutting me off so I just lay down in the snow so I wouldn’t run into them. All the other skiers were amused, but the instructor shivered from my snow-covered glare.
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