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My Most Embarrassing Situation
Everyone has been embarrassed at one time or another. It is that moment in time when you wish the earth would open up and swallow you. The anxiety and discomfort felt during that time which may only last a few seconds feels like time has stood still.
I remember so well when I had my most embarrassing moment. I was in Form 4 and it was during the school recess. The minute the bell rang for recess, I rushed to the toilet because I had been controlling my urges since class started. I didn’t want to miss class because the lesson taught that morning was to include tips for the forthcoming examination.
Without realising, I had rushed to the girls’ toilet. The prolonged control and an upset stomach made worse by two glasses of cold milk in the morning made me grunt and groan in what I thought in what I thought was the privacy of the cubicle. I thought I heard giggling outside and wondered why the giggles sounded unusually near. A few minutes later I came out the cubicle and discovered my horror that I had entered the girls’ toilet. To make matters worse, the few girls standing outside didn’t even turn away when I came out. Instead they looked down at me, then only they turned quickly away. Horror of horrors, I had forgotten to zip up! No beetroot could have matched the colour of my face at this point in time!
They news of my predicament spread like wild fire throughout school. I was truly the talk of the town. I felt like I could either walk around feeling perpetually self-conscious and embarrassed or I could turn the situation round, perhaps even to my advantage. I remembered my mother’s words that ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’. So I decided to make fun of myself, to laugh at myself too. It works. Everyone got bored after a while and nobody teased me after that.
It was indeed an eye-opening experience for me. I have learnt that when people laugh at you, you should laugh along. You must not take yourself seriously. Learn to look at yourself through other people’s eyes and you will realise that most of the time when they laugh at you, they just want to have some fun. They mean no harm. If you can make people laugh, it’s like bringing sunshine into their lives and as someone said, ‘those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.’
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What is an embarrassing moment? I would have to say, it is when things go not as planned. My most embarrassing moment happened February 12 2011. I was a junior at Neptune High School. I was a member of the N.J.R.O.T.C. unit there. My unit was participating in the Senior Bowl halftime show, which was a tradition every year in school. At the Senior Bowl everyone would be there including local news stations and newspapers so it was a big deal to get everything set up accordingly. We practiced for two week through rain and sun to make everything was planned perfectly and that’s everyone knew what to do. During the game one of our main members got sick and had to be taken to the hospital, my best friend Leila and I became responsible for bringing out a balloon of Popeye.
The orders were to march out on the field carrying Popeye. Popeye was to be laid down at the fifty yard line. We were to raise him up on cue. We were instructed to then march off the field with him. All of this was to be done in a fully packed stadium with hundreds of people watching. We marched out on the field without any incident. Although the wind was a little strong, but not bad. We laid Popeye down on cue. My best friend decided to curl her line on the ground next to his feet. On cue we began to raise Popeye. My friend’s foot suddenly got caught in the rope, she rose in the air with Popeye , I started running after them so I could tried to unravel him from the rope but it was going to fast. I finally caught the rope and was able to hold on to it Everyone in the stadium started to laugh. The game was televised on national television. We were also seen on local television. My family and friends all watched the game and, of course, the halftime show. I have never experienced anything like that. Now I look back, and I laugh all the time about it.