Wild Hair Wednesday – My Most Mortifying Moments, Just for You!

I decided to share my most embarrassing moments. They are guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself. We have all had those times when our cheeks burned and we wanted to use an invisibility cloak or move to another country. If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know that I have no shame.  I have the ability to laugh at myself and see the humor in many awkward situations…..a few days later.

Here are some of mine in no particular order:

The time when I took a shower while my house was being remodeled. After stepping out, I began rubbing lotion on my naked body. Then I realized that a painter perched on a ladder was touching up the trim right outside my curtainless window.

The time when I skied the moguls under a chairlift. As my knees pumped up and down while navigating a mine field of bumps, I felt a sudden looseness and a draft. My ski pants had dropped down to my knees. I wear a belt now…

The time when my boss (back when I worked retail a million years ago) retracted my commission because I made too much money in her opinion. I said, “But Mom!”

The time when I first babysat at a neighbor’s house. I was too young and had a vivid imagination. I thought a burglar had broken in, so I ran up the street to my house and my parents called 911. Did I mention that I left the kids alone?

The time when I was late in picking up my five-year-old daughter from ballet.  I sped down the road in my car until some idiot walked right out into the middle of the street. I waved my arms and yelled, “Move out of the way!” and then realized it was a cop with a radar gun. I was driving 22 MPH over the speed limit.

The time when I decided to go skinny dipping. A bunch of fraternity boys found out, walked onto the pier and took my clothes.

The time when I was walked in on by a window repair man while reclining in the guest bedroom. I had pulled a muscle on the inside of my thigh and was massaging it while talking to my mother on the phone. He may have thought I was massaging something else. He gasped and ran out of the room. He couldn’t get out of the house fast enough and never came back.

The time when I finally got my nerve up to ask a guy out in college. I never did it again since he told everyone. He was still talking about it when he ended up being my brother-in-law’s best friend and ran the video at our wedding and every time we have seen him since. By the way, he said, “No.”

Don’t you feel so much better about your own embarrassing moments? I know. Your welcome. 

Do you have an embarrassing moment you would share?

Do you feel mortified afterward or can you laugh about it?

I double dog dare you to make your own list and blog it…

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83 Responses to Wild Hair Wednesday – My Most Mortifying Moments, Just for You!

  1. kaiyasworld says:

    These are hilarious. My favorite is the window repair man that walked in on you. I bet he couldn’t wait to tell his friends what he “saw”.
    I have lots & lots of embarrassing moments. I just might have to take you up on the blogging challenge. :)

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  2. About 20 years ago I was walking past a playground where children were playing. Someone hit a ball into the street. I ordered everyone to “stay put” for I, the responsible adult, would retrieve the ball for them. As they waited and watched, I stepped into the street, bent down to pick up the ball and narrowly avoided getting hit by a car right in front of them.

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  4. The Guat says:

    Skinny dipping and the painter? HA! That definitely would have been in the top five. I recently wrote one of mine before reading your post…how awesome is that? We’re on the same wave length. :)

    Although I have many here’s the one I wrote about … just in case you’re interested ;)

    http://thewishfactor.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/long-socks-with-blue-stripes-l-a-gear-and-aquanet-the-good-old-days/

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  5. Cayman Thorn says:

    I love all of these. And yes, I can share a very embarrassing moment since it would only be fair.
    Back when I was married, I used to borrow my wife’s lip gloss. It might have been Maybelline, I don’t remember. It was clear lip gloss, and it always worked for my chapped lips.
    Until the time a repairman came over to fix our washing machine, that is. From the time he arrived until he left, he was giving me these looks as if I was a complete lunatic. Only after he left did I realize I had put on ORANGE lip gloss.
    Needless to say, I told my wife we had to move.

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    • susielindau says:

      That is so funny! Hahaha!
      I swear one of our newscasters was wearing lipstick for a while or maybe he was making out right before he went on camera. It did match the meteorologist’s shade perfectly! Thanks for reading and laughing with me! Dang repairmen…

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  6. You made me laugh with yours, but also dredged up memories of too many of my own! I’ll take you up on your double-dog-dare and blog about it . . . later.

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  7. sharing my writing with others. it has been very scary. it getting easier and almost fun. I have also taken your advise: i am beginning a novel this week. Thank you so much for the support.

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  8. Jau Holmes says:

    I’m not telling.

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  9. Hilarious!! I had a few good laughs, I think you’ve topped any of my stories!! (I think the painter might have taken extra care when painting the trim…)

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  10. I’m sorry. Am I not embarrassing enough for you? Lrd, it’s part of my platform. Maybe it’s time for another twits story.,,. Devoted to Susie. And linked to this.

    You really have a thing for rpairmen, huh? ;-)

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    • susielindau says:

      I would LOVE that!
      I guess I do have a thing! I don’t know if you read my story about getting my zipper stuck, but that didn’t even embarrass me and I couldn’t include it! Hahaha!
      Thanks Renee!

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  11. gojulesgo says:

    Oh man, I love this! I’m ALWAYS trying to bring out the shamelessness in other bloggers, and people are usually so shy!

    The window repairman and cop/ballet ones really made me laugh!

    I have so many of these. Everything from getting stuck in a ditch while skiing, to toilet paper on the shoe, to being fake-asked to dance at a middle school dance… Also, I think I like to write so much because my mouth is closed, keeping me from putting my foot in it.

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    • susielindau says:

      So true and we can edit ourselves before sending our comments! Hahaha! I didn’t even go into the foot in mouth disease embarrassments.. The list would have been too long!
      Yours are funny too! You just gotta laugh!
      Thanks for stopping by Jules!

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  13. sonsothunder says:

    I am just appalled… LOL
    Actually, I can’t even think of any of my embarrassing moments right off the top of my head…Hmmm, Do you think they could have been so bad I’ve repressed them all? Probably…

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  14. OMG Susie they are so damn funny..can’t stop laughing..I must tell you i am a strong contender fot the tittle
    Once on the way to a shop me and my hubby were engaged deep in conversation about the amount of money we were going to spend on buying gifts for some of our friends and we were still talking when we entered the shop..the shop keeper asked what we wanted and i said do you have money :o
    oh only you had seen the expressions on the face of people around

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  15. I love these. I can just imagine you running up the street as a babysitter… I’m tempted to do this as a mom. I may have…

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    • susielindau says:

      I don’t know what I was thinking except “Save yourself!!!!!!!” I never read anymore scary mystery stories while babysitting. I am amazed anyone hired me after that.
      Thanks Leanne!

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  16. OMG! You really are crazy, Susie. You know that? I would have taken some of these stories to my grave. *laughs* Not you! You’ve got to be one of the bravest I know. I can’t believe the paranormal-like events that happen to you.

    When I have that glass of wine after dinner tonight, I’m raising it high in your honor. ;)

    -Jimmy

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    • susielindau says:

      Thanks Jimmy! I do have the adventurous streak! Hahaha!
      We still have a “banger” in the house. “It” hits ceilings, dressers, and walls. I haven’t seen anything for a couple of weeks which means I am sleeping very well!

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  17. Debra Kristi says:

    OMG! Those are too funny. Totally emmbarassing at the time, no doubt about that. Goodness. All way better than anything I would have to share. You’v been far more daring, or have just gotten caught. Not sure which. ;)

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  18. journalpulp says:

    This hilarious thigh-massaging incident (if that’s what we’re calling it these days) reminded me of a real-life story my friend Joe tells:

    Joe came home from class one day, unlocked his dorm-room door, and didn’t notice a thing — that is, until his roommate Matt, who was watching a porno on TV, jumped up off the couch mortified and said: “Jesus Christ, dude! You caught me jacking off!”

    Hope that’s not too hard-core for your site. Please delete if it is.

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  19. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    I know they wouldn’t of seemed funny at the time, but that was a good laugh, I can only imagine how embarrassed you were in a few of those, but it was great that you shared those moments, a good start to the day. (Still early morning here.) :D

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  20. Patricia says:

    Those are good ones, Susie!

    I have a babysitting embarrassing moment too. I too, was too young to be in charge of an infant. I was at the neighbor’s house and the baby started crying. I don’t know what I was expecting, but he cried and cried until he could barely make any sound at all and his face was so red I thought he’d busted some blood vessels. I called my mom in a panic. She said, “Did you try picking him up?” Uh . . .

    Who new babies like to be held? Sheesh! My mom laughed about that for quite some time.

    I’ve never had my clothes stolen though. That’s my favorite one!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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  21. mcolmo says:

    Hahaha! There was this time I took a cold shower, it was a really hot Summer day, and I had just come home from the university. I was very tired. It was mid-afternoon and it was so hot I spread out naked on my bed. The top windows of my bedroom were open, but slightly, you could only see the sky. I was just dozing off when i heard this incessant noise. When I opened my eyes, it was the freaking electric company’s truck, fixing the light on the post, the one right in front of my bedroom, yes, that one exactly. The guy in the basket saw me screaming and running to close the windows. He had two thumbs up! Ha!

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  22. I just did a post on Terminal Foot in Mouth. Thanks for posting some of yours. It is always nice to know that I am not alone in my shame. It makes it easier to laugh at myself.

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  23. HAHA these are amazing! You really need to watch out for these repairmen! I’m cracking up.

    I can’t think of just one to share, think I do that enough on my blog haha.

    Thanks for the laugh!

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  24. Those are fantastic!!! OMG!!! Love it. Trust me when I say, I’ve had my share. When we were in the Dominican getting married, hubby and I were walked in on in the tube, in the shower, and why having some marital fun on our patio. All truly embarrassing moments. LOL!!!

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  25. Audrey says:

    This is hilarious! Thanks for sharing!
    I’m girl that had over-frequent wardrobe malfunctions during my adolencence. I’ve accidentally flashed/mooned way too many friends over the years…

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  26. Julie Catherine says:

    Oh my goodness, Susie, these had me in stitches, I was laughing so hard! They’re all so good that I can’t even pick a favorite, lol. I’ll have to dig around in my memory to see what I can come up with – but this was an awesome way to start my day, thank you! Loved them all! ~ Julie, still chuckling :)

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  27. Loving your post and thanks for sharing! I remember skiing a new slope and missed a sign that I should have gone left instead of right. I ended up in the moguls area and these young punks were making fun of me while I tried to make my way down – never done moguls before. Happy Hump Day:)

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    • susielindau says:

      Thanks Cravesadventure! Dang punks! I bet you have laughed at a few “yard sales” from up on the chairlift! I know I have had a chuckle or two….
      Happy Hump Day to you too!

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  28. John says:

    Awesome reading! So, what happened after you hopped out of the water? I guess you went streaking back somewhere aye? :)

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    • susielindau says:

      They left my towel and I got out much later, but there is no way to know if they watched me from afar. I never thought of how I was going to get “out” of the water….going “in” was easy! Hahaha!

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  29. Barneysday says:

    Love the “idiot”cop stepping into the street. Well done!

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  30. “But Mom…” SO funny! Thanks for a good laugh! As for me, gotta be prank calling a friend and pretending to be one of those phone sex girls…then realizing I’d actually dialed work by mistake.

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  31. The time when I decided to go skinny dipping. A bunch of fraternity boys found out, walked onto the pier and took my clothes.

    I think you should expand on this..:)

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  32. gardenlilie says:

    Those are good, I’d say you’ve got most people beat in the funny category. I’ll have to think of some as I will be on a long car ride soon.

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  33. Your boss RETRACTED YOUR COMMISSION?? That’s embarrassing for them.

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    • susielindau says:

      BUT MOM!!! I could have died and I said it in front of all my co-workers. She would never give us commissions when we had a sale because women would line up all day to buy from us. We had started markdowns the night before and usually she overlooked those sales……not that time!

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  34. Janet says:

    What moments! Thanks for sharing. I don’t know if I have the courage to share my moments like that – I’ll have to think about it.

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  35. jmgoyder says:

    Oh that thigh one is too funny!!!

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  36. La La says:

    Did someone bring you a towel after the skinny dipping incident? Dumb boys!

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    • susielindau says:

      I outlasted them and hopped out. Luckily they didn’t drop their drawers and jump in with me! Hahaha! I can laugh now….
      It never occurred to me that getting out of the water would be more exposing than getting in!

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  37. This was a great little post and got my mind thinking. There have been some embarrassing moments! Almost too many of them….well at least I have no trouble calling any to mind! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  38. Love them all! I think mine would have to be the time I was speaking with my kids’ karate sensei about parenting. Being a type-A personality, I attested that becoming a mother had “softened my A-ness.” His eyes bulged, he walked away, and we never spoke again.

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  39. nelle says:

    By the way… when I saw the title, when I felt my hair this morning… identified with the title. ;-)

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  40. nelle says:

    Har… those are great! You had me giggling the whole way through the list.

    I’ve had my moments of glory as well. Somewhere on my blog is one about a former schoolmate and a hospital.

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    • susielindau says:

      Thanks Nelle! I have been talking about some of these for a while and others not so much! Hahaha! I thought they would go with my “Wild Hair” Theme. I will look that up~

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  41. So funny! I was thinking about doing a post just like this in the future. I am new to blogging, (have never shared anything I have ever written until a couple weeks ago.) I feel like I dumped my underwear drawer in the middle of the floor during a dinner party. Anyway, I would love it if you had the time to stop by my site. I am trying to create a place for people to get a quick story that makes them smile, laugh, think, love, cry or cry laughing. A place to go after you have read the news on your phone in the school car pick up/drop off line or waiting on the side of a practice field. I think you would appreciate my posts, “barber wielding scissors missing fingers” and “A wife’s revenge by way of spring fever”

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    • susielindau says:

      Last night after playing tennis, I mentioned this blog to a few friends and then it occurred to me how ridiculous this is! I want people to laugh with me and realize their own moments can be laughed at too!

      I love your metaphor. It’s taking your baggage and dumping it on the floor for everyone to see! Once it is out there, it’s no longer private that’s for sure! Hahaha!
      Welcome to the blogosphere! I hope you’ll stop by again soon~I will check yours out too.

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