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MadJeffBarn Sat 19-Nov-16 13:13:13

Just a lighthearted thread about how clumsy/embarrassing you can be. My most recent one was a few days ago, on the bus back from work. Long shift, drifted off with my head against the window. Woke up and yelped with fright at the site of myself, thinking someone else was sat next to me. The yelp was loud enough that everyone on the crowded bus looked round at me.
I'm naturally a pretty clumsy person, I fall over all the time, usually where there's a crowd of people ready to laugh at me 😂

MadJeffBarn Sat 19-Nov-16 13:13:33

*sight sorry

ProfessorPickles Sat 19-Nov-16 13:18:18

Nothing to contribute currently but I wanted to thank you for cheering me up grin

Not my story, but I was there! When I was at school I had a party while my parents were away and at about 5am everyone was starting to fall asleep in the living room. One girl that was already sleeping farted really loud and woke herself up and everyone saw!

JustCallMeKate Sat 19-Nov-16 13:24:46

I walked into a packed assembly hall of pupils and parents (doors at the back of the hall, stage at the front). I was late due to being in an urgent meeting with a parent so rushing. As I walked down my heel caught on a handbag strap and I went flying as did every certificate I was carrying and half landed on a parent in an isle seat face down blush Poor man.

MadJeffBarn Sat 19-Nov-16 13:35:23

kate I'm sorry but I laughed out loud 😂

CaoNiMao Sat 19-Nov-16 14:04:10

Something embarrassing happened to me yesterday, which makes me cringe/laugh every time I think of it.

I had a seminar to attend (postgrad student), and got to the building at 2:50 for a 3pm start. There were already some people in the room, so I figured it had already started. I barged on in and made my way to the free table at the far end of the room. I looked back and saw everyone eyeing me weirdly, in silence.

"Um... this is a private meeting," someone said.

"Oh. Is this not the modern cultures seminar?"

"No. We're the Egyptology Department...."

RuggerHug Sat 19-Nov-16 15:19:21

At an book launch event with one of my friends. Her husband is a drummer and had been working in a wedding band for about a year. All was going great and we bumped into some of his friends and other people we knew growing up. All musicians, asked how it was going for him, one of them tells us how he's got a regular pub gig and others tell us how they cobbling along in music. Later on I get chatting to friend of the boyfriend of the author. He says he's a musician, it's going grand for them, few gigs in the UK in the next few days. Now, I assumed that it was same situation everyone else was in and did a 'ah that's great, have you ever thought of doing covers / weddings because my friend theres husband is doing that and sure he's clearing up, regular work, pay is great!'. Man mumbles something about how he'll think about it if it doesn't work out, sure they'll give it another year at least. I see my friend shaking her head/half miming at me.

Reader, I told a man in the middle of a headlining stadium tour to consider giving it up to be in a wedding band for the money blush

BalloonSlayer Sat 19-Nov-16 16:36:02

Ha ha Rugger I think I remember reading that Sarah Brown's brother got chatting at a Downing Street Reception to a woman called Jo who said she was a writer, and thought he could pass her on a few tips . . . of course it turned out to be J K Rowling. blush grin

jimijack Sat 19-Nov-16 16:44:34

In a packed DRs waiting room, me & ds aged about 3 playing at my feet.
Waiting patiently to be called in to see the Dr.
Waiting room was quiet, everyone on phones/magazines etc.

Ds looks at me and VERY loudly asks "mummy, have you trumped?"
No I had not but every one looked at me, the more I said "no!" The more suspicious I looked.
He kept holding his nose saying "you stink mummy, you trumped, you smell".

Literally died on the spot.

Bastard kids.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 19-Nov-16 16:53:07

Fell over last Sunday whilst crossing the road-I was wearing quite slippy ballet style pumps. A couple had to help me up because I'd landed in such a way that I couldn't move. I thanked them profusely then walked out with blood dripping off my finger. And then I cried. blush

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 19-Nov-16 16:53:23

*off not out

Limitedsimba123 Sat 19-Nov-16 16:59:34

I work in an office block and the bathroom facilities are shared between several companies. They are cleaned by a cleaning company, and the cleaners all wear the same uniform - a grey top and black pants. The cleaners normally stick a notice on the bathroom door asking you not to enter when they are cleaning. A few months ago I walked into the bathroom and saw what I thought was one of the cleaners, she had her back to the entrance. I apologised for coming in and asked if she would mind if I quickly went to the toilet. She turned around and replied "what are you asking my permission for?" At that point I noticed that she wasn't wearing a uniform but normal office wear in very similar colours. Instead of explaining that I had mistaken her for a cleaner I panicked, ran into one of the cubicles and waited inside it until she left blush. I dread meeting her again.

CaesiumTime Sat 19-Nov-16 17:00:44

OMG these are very very funny.

RuggerHug Sat 19-Nov-16 17:14:45

Ha Balloon at least it's not just meblush worst thing was everyone else copped who they were except me...

Eminybob Sat 19-Nov-16 17:17:14

I laughed so much at the doctors waiting room trump story that I had to share it with DH. He usually rolls his eyes at the stuff I tell him off mumsnet but he lolled too grin.

I so embarrassing stuff all the time I'm sure I'll think of something in a min.

noego Sat 19-Nov-16 17:28:55

Not to me but my sisters.

They where in a communal changing room, trying on clothes. My sister thought that my other sister had a hole in her knickers and put her finger in it, saying something along the lines of whoo hoo. Turned out it wasn't my other sister it was a complete stranger.

JustHereForThePooStories Sat 19-Nov-16 17:39:17

First week in a new job and my desk was the further possible distance from the toilets. Was dieting and in between sizes so bought new knickers that were a little snug.

Had to walk to the printer (about halfway between my desk and toilet) and felt my knicker elastic snap and my knickers and tights begin to roll. Tried to pull them up through my skirt but couldn't get a grip.

Tried to move quickly but that just made them roll faster. Ended up walking with my thighs and knees very firmly joined- I was practically crossed-legged and bunny-hopping to freedom.

I didn't make it.

garlicandsapphire Sat 19-Nov-16 19:19:41

Was having my hair washed at the hairdresser and they put a conditioning treatment in and left me lying back for a few minutes. Obviously fell asleep as I woke myself up by a huge snore.

A woman I worked with a few years ago told me she went to the hairdresser for the first time at 20 after years of her mum cutting her hair. They told her to go over to the sink to get her hair washed and she went over and knelt on the chair facing forward into the sink (rather than lying back). They had to tell her she was the wrong way round!

SharkBastard Sat 19-Nov-16 19:27:53

noego you've won this! I've not laughed like that for ages!

MatildaTheCat Sat 19-Nov-16 19:28:27

I was in a very smart, rather formal London restaurant with some friends we don't see very often. We were talking about their dog. I'd wanted a dog for ages. We'd had a couple several drinks before going to said restaurant.

"Oh," says I, loudly just as silence fell in the entire fucking place, "I'd just love to go out dogging!"

I think I meant I'd love to have a dog to take out for a walk but nobody seemed very interested in my explanations. blush

whyohwhy000 Sat 19-Nov-16 19:57:33

JustCallMeKate Was it you or the certificates that fell on him?

Bluesrunthegame Sun 20-Nov-16 18:56:44

The year DS1 was two, he got terrible asthma and we kept having to go into hospital for a few days. Each time, he'd somehow lose the words he got and went back to babbling or just not saying anything. We got used to having a silent son for a few days after leaving hospital. Then one day, in the middle of quite a silent period, we were in the queue in the post office and DS1 turned to the man in the queue behind us and in the loudest, clearest voice possible, said 'My Mummy's got red pants on.'

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