Alomost to the finish line….
Day 28: Your most embarrassing moment
My most embarrassing moment? When I read this question or challenge, I immediately thought back to something that happened back in high school. At the time it was positively mortifying (I’m pretty sure I wished the floor would open up and swallow me). Now, I can laugh about it (and write about it, especially since the guy in question won’t ever see it :-P).
Back in high school, I wasn’t the most popular kid in the school and didn’t have a lot of friends…. And boy friends (or even boys that were even remotely interested in me – Yeah, we won’t go there….. But like every other girl out there I did have my share of crushes. In fact I’m pretty sure that some of the stupid stuff I did because of that (if I could remember any of it) was downright embarrassing.
So one day I’m in class, with this the guy that I have a major ass crush on (not of course that he notices I’m alive except to tease me relentlessly – a bit of a love/hate relationship = he loved to tease, I hated it). Anyway, the teacher (in front of the entire c lass) says, “Hey, (name withheld – I’m not that darn brave), Tena has the hots for you”. She, of course does this loud enough that not only he’s sure to hear, but the entire c lass room. As I said before, I’m pretty sure I wished for the floor to open up.
In retrospect, I have to question my wisdom in that crush, have to question where my brain was at (ohhh right, I was a teenager – it was MIA). I’m not saying that he was a bad person or that he was mean or vicious in any way (I definitely wouldn’t be interested in a guy like that), but the only notice he ever gave of me was when he was teasing me. I can’t say that he ever went out of his way to be especially kind (again, as I said, not mean). Ok in all fairness, he would have met my “attraction” criteria (good looking, funny, nice, etc) but if I had been thinking more clearly, I would have realized earlier on that it was a lost cause and that I was stupidly wasting my efforts and time. No surprise there, seems I did a lot of that back then…. But hey, life goes on right. Thankfully, I’ve survived those embarrassing moments, heart-ache, and all that mess.