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What is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you ?

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Catsmother Thu 09-Jun-05 18:32:08

Okay ... I'll start the ball rolling.

Bear in mind this was around 22 years ago when I was 18 and naiive. Now, when I think of it I cringe.

I was staying with my b/f for the weekend. Strict catholic family & therefore strictly separate rooms - which was fair enough as it was their house blah blah blah. However, hormones and good old fashioned lust got the better of us one night after his mum and dad had gone to bed and we ended up doing "it" in the living room.

Luckily - in the circumstances - and apologies if this is TMI, we were ... errr ... in the position of me sitting in his lap facing outwards .... and, errr, even more luckily in the circumstances I still had my skirt on, because, having been caught up in the moment as it were, we didn't hear his mum come downstairs "for a tissue" until the very last moment when the doorknob turned.

My b/f quickly rearranged my (long) skirt as decently as possible but mum then sat down and proceeded to chat !!! .... while I was still, um, you know, "impaled" ... for at least 10 minutes.

She must have known, but what could we do ???!!! The natural reaction had I actually been sitting on his lap in the true sense of the word would have been to get off I think, when mum came in.

Now I'm a "grown up" I feel so sorry for that poor woman, and, Mrs H******, I apologise !

Over to the rest of you

lilaclotus Thu 09-Jun-05 18:35:17

probably was when i fainted in front of an entire classroom when a teacher removed a splinter from my finger.
or when i wet my pants in front of an entire classroom because i was too scared to ask to go to the toilet.
both happened when i was about 9.

fostermum Thu 09-Jun-05 18:41:05

going in the cupboard under the stairs at a friends house,blind drunk and mistaking cupboard as the loo in the middle of the night!
And giving evidence in court when i was 15,and as i was neither working or in school when asked my occupation i stood up(on the chair i needed to see over witness stand) and told every one i was a lady of pleasure!The judge fell backwards off his chair laughing, his wig fell off and i ended up in paper next morning

whymummy Thu 09-Jun-05 18:43:01

where do i start?
waking up by my own loud snoring to realise i had my head on the man sitting next to me on a plane.
my HV told me to phone the midwife to tell her that my stitches were infected and i had a horrible smelly discharge only i dialled the wrong number and i told all this to a total stranger

tallulah Thu 09-Jun-05 19:00:02

Trying to get out of the bank down 4 big steps with a new baby in a very heavy pushchair & all these people kept pushing past me. Got so frustrated that I turned to the person behind me saying "can you give me a hand with the pushchair". He made a wise crack about not having one spare and when I looked at him properly he only had one hand. I was so embarrassed at my choice of words

Pruni Thu 09-Jun-05 19:14:20

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rummum Thu 09-Jun-05 19:28:07

Mine was going to Tesco's to do my weekly shop one evening, I got to the check out and felt really ill... like I was going to throw up at any moment. I asked the checkout girl to hurry up but she wasn't quick enough.. I ended up throwing up in one of the plastic bags, I was bent over double as not to be seen on the security camera's and trying not to make any noise... anyway I obviously wasn't discrete enough because the lady on the checkout next to us to us said "oh look, its all leaking out of the bottom off the bag... and it was".. it took a while for me to go back there, and every time I saw the checkout girl for months after she would ask... "are you OK now"


bumptobabies Thu 09-Jun-05 19:29:31

i was around late teens and i had put the broken washing machine in the back garden for collection,it was a terrace house with a gate to the back garden.i went to bed that night only to find myself awoken by the collection men,i was perched stark naked on the washing machine, i had slept walked all the way round to the garden.

assumedname Thu 09-Jun-05 20:03:48


assumedname Thu 09-Jun-05 20:10:35

Many years ago my bf stayed overnight (unbeknownst to my parents).
In the morning, as he was - ahem - disentangling himself and standing up stark naked, in walked my mother.

Her only comment - charming!

morningpaper Thu 09-Jun-05 20:15:25

When my daughter was 4 days old I was learning to breastfeed and sitting on the sofa with no bra or top on. I saw my mother coming through the garden gate - quite a walk up the path from the house - and I opened the front door, completely topless - to the retired VICAR, who was about the ring the doorbell.

He didn't flinch AT ALL, bless him, just congratulated me on my baby and came in and made himself a cup of tea.

HappyDaddy Fri 10-Jun-05 07:59:28

When I was about 19 - Home from a party and I was paralytic. Was doing a combination of throwing up and toilet in loo, in the early hours and I eventually fell asleep sitting on the bathroom floor with trousers and pants round my ankles. I woke up to find myself being tucked up on the sofa by my luverly mum. Not til a few minutes after she'd gone back to bed that I realised that my trousers and pants had mysteriously pulled themselves up.
It wasn't mentioned for years until my current dw asked her about it. All she said was "yes" and gave a knowing smile .

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