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Flyinggeese21 Wed 06-May-15 18:07:26

Still cringing 24 hours later after saying something embarrassing yesterday... I think there have been similar threads before but does anyone want to share 'can the ground just swallow me up now' moments?

At my regular fitness class and someone who goes usually has issues with stitch and we sometime have a chat about how far in advance of exercise we eat, just small talk. Yesterday I asked him had he had his usual pre-workout snack. And then I said... 'I thought of you when I was eating a banana earlier'. WHAT?! Why?

RupertsGirlGroom Wed 06-May-15 18:12:39

Hahaaa!! Did you do that tounge-poking-into-cheek with complimenting hand gesture too???

Mine would be calling my boss dad, but not directly to him but in a conversastion with another senior colegue next to him...."shall we see if dad can change the meeting".....I brazened it out...but my face was on fire!

Flyinggeese21 Wed 06-May-15 19:16:34

I don't think so, Ruperts but the few seconds after I think I've blanked out! Good work brazening that one out. It's the only option.

Flyinggeese21 Wed 06-May-15 23:24:24

Just me and you then Ruperts! My first ever thread and hardly anyone relates!

TheLastThneed Wed 06-May-15 23:27:56

I'm sure there have been plenty of moments for me...I just need to remember them...

FruChristerOla Thu 07-May-15 09:16:51

Not me, but said to me. I was having a slightly heated, but good natured, discussion with a younger colleague about a new project. Clearly a bit exasperated by something I'd said, he blurted out "oh for god's sake, Granny" grin

We looked at each other for a few seconds and then burst out laughing.

whitecandles Thu 07-May-15 09:25:15

Having spent the weekend with my boyfriend, on the Monday morning after, I addressed my colleague as 'baby'.

CinnabarRed Thu 07-May-15 09:27:15

On my first day back from maternity leave, I signed off an email to my boss with a kiss.

NotBanksy Thu 07-May-15 09:35:01

I said 'love you, bye' accidentally to the teenage cashier on the checkout in Cadbury world once, he looked as confused as I was mortified blush

BrienneofQarth Thu 07-May-15 09:40:47

I asked a colleague to pass me a tea bag inve using the immortal words 'tea bag me, baby' blush

BeautyQueenFromMars Thu 07-May-15 09:49:17

As a young, very naive teenager, I asked my boss if anyone was booked out of the office on a particular date because I 'wanted to have it off'. A couple of the sales guys volunteered their services blush

TwartFaceBeetj Thu 07-May-15 09:58:28

When I worked in a busy 'local' pub one of the beers in was pulling smelled off plus it ran down the side of the glass over my hands , so to let the regular know how off it smelt, I held two fingers out to him and said "smell my fingers" cue all the regulars falling off there stools with laughter blush

MapofTassie Thu 07-May-15 10:40:26

Said to a mum friend when DS1 couldn't make up his mind - 'Oh he's so contrary". Her name was (is) Mary blush

LadyFlumpalot Thu 07-May-15 10:46:28

"Teabag me baby" grinshock actually dying.

On a similar note, on my first KIT day at work my system login hadn't been reinstated. I sauntered up to the IT lads and asked "Hello! Could one of you lovely chaps turn me on please?"blush

CatthiefKeith Thu 07-May-15 10:52:04

Whilst eating a really messy peach last summer my boss (the nice one that is very handsoome in an older man type way) leaned over my shoulder to look at something on my screen and I said, 'Don't come too close I might get my juice all over you' blush blush blush

ConfusedInBath Thu 07-May-15 10:54:06

Funny grin

MiaFarrowsWheelbarrow Thu 07-May-15 10:57:17

grin I'm really lolling at this thread grin

CornChips Thu 07-May-15 11:05:56

I've told this before, but I used to work abroad and was at an embassy cocktail party. The Ambassador's wife usually lived in the UK (kids in school etc). I was introduced to them (never met them before). I asked Mrs Ambassador's wife how she liked living in such and such country and she said 'Oh, I'm here just visiting'. I looked at her and replied 'Oh, has he trafficked you in for sex then?'. I have NO idea... none at all why I said that. None.

I wasn't even tipsy.

God it was embarrassing.

AlmaMartyr Thu 07-May-15 11:07:54

Not me but my DSis was making conversation with a church organist and complimented him on his lovely big organ blush

whatlifestylechoice Thu 07-May-15 12:07:17

I was talking to someone I know vaguely on the phone the other day, and as we were saying goodbye, she came out with "love you". grin

I suspect that this might be a lie and she doesn't actually love me though. sad

murphys Thu 07-May-15 12:14:34

I said 'love you, bye' accidentally to the teenage cashier on the checkout in Cadbury world once, he looked as confused as I was mortified

I am laughing so much at this. I can imagine the look on the boys face... grin

Do have a teen Not ?

murphys Thu 07-May-15 12:16:18

A colleague wished me happy birthday and gave me a hug, to which I responded by saying happy birthday back to him too........... blush

PsammeadPaintedTheLion Thu 07-May-15 12:30:03

Oh this is a bloody awful one.

I feel a slight sweat breaking out just typing it.

First day at university, shared accommodation. I was so nervous meeting my flatmates. Really nervous. I was determined to make a good impression and to be a bit cool.


We were in the kitchen and one girl was talking about food and where there was on campus to eat and what to do about lunch between lectures... so I thought I was recommend taking a packed lunch with her.

Except I was trying to be cool.


So I shrugged in a casual way, and said 'I dunno... packi?' As in, a cool way to shorten 'packed lunch'. But all she heard was 'I dunno, Paki.'

She replied 'Actually, I'm from Malaysia.'

It took me a while to understand because it's just not a word I'd ever use normally. But when I did realise, that awful, creeping feeling of horror and shame was like nothing I've felt before or since.

Feel my pain, mumsnet.

ConfusedInBath Thu 07-May-15 12:35:33

shock oh god.
I would have ran home.
Offers cake poor you!

Did she forgive you after you'd explained?

You did explain? confused

Newtothevillage Thu 07-May-15 12:40:46

I once said in an interview, after being asked if they could get me anything (tea/coffee etc) 'oh I'd love a Prawn mayo sandwich'. Cue awkward standoff with the interviewer.
It was about 9am and I didn't really want one and have no idea why I said it! Was told they didn't have any and needless to say I didn't get the job!

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