That Awkward Moment

“Who’s there?”
“The scratcher of your itch,” he said.
She opened the door a crack and stuck her nose out. “Was that supposed to be romantic?”
―     Jill Shalvis,  Instant Attraction    

Embarrassing – according to Wikipedia is “an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others.”

Intense!

Discomfort!

Unacceptable!

And the other foxes and the hound want me to tell you about an example of something really embarrassing that happened to me.

In theory, it should be easy, because I easily get embarrassed. You talk dirty I blush. I don’t get a joke, I blush. I tell a joke, which goes -vroom- right past over people’s head, I blush. I should have many, many situations to talk about, right?

Yet, one that comes to mind is when DH and I met in Canada. I will keep it short, because some things just need to remain private.
It was one of the last days during a Contiki Tour – typical room party. DH and I had some snogging going on before we headed off each to our rooms. The next day during the farewell dinner, DH and others from the group were casually chatting when he said, “I kissed this really cute girl last night, but can’t remember who she was.”

I nearly spilled my drink. And I was embarrassed. I was, although he should’ve been for having had too much to drink, but I was embarrassed thinking that I hadn’t left that much of an impression.

Oh well, obviously I did… We’re celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary in a few weeks 🙂

C’mon, lemme know one of your embarrassing moment. I promise, I won’t tell anyone 🙂

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About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog. Next to her job at a private school she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio
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30 Responses to That Awkward Moment

  1. Jeanne Theunissen says:

    You sure Trev wasn’t just joking, Iris? You guys are such a sweet couple, Anyway, the first thing that comes to my mind is the time I was sitting in my small-town church in East Texas on a Wednesday evening when we had a guest speaker. I was sitting in the second row next to the pastor and his wife. Now I have a problem with my shoulders, especially the left one, where it sometimes pops out of joint for no apparent reason, or if I just happen to move the wrong way, and it hurts like the dickens when it happens. Anyway, it happened on this particular evening in church, and the first thing out of my mouth was “Oh Sh*t!”

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    • Iris B says:

      Aww thank you Jeanne … And LOL to your story. That would’ve been funny. Please tell me the pastor had a bit of humour and smiled 😉

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      • pjharjo says:

        Oh! Jeanne’s story reminds me of a church one. LOL! My church at the time was the type with linoleum floors and in a large sanctuary where sounds echoed. Of course, everyone’s quiet during the sermon, so it wasn’t much of a problem – until I dropped the offering plate when it came to me! I guess you can imagine the sounds! I was horrified as I tried to catch and collect all the coins rolling and bills flying!

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      • Jeanne Theunissen says:

        Actually, he was more concerned about what had happened than what I said. I’m still friends with him. He moved to New Mexico soon after I had moved away from that town, and he’s the one who performed my wedding to Rick.

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      • Jeanne Theunissen says:

        Oh, and he DOES have a pretty quirky sense of humour. LOL

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  2. Jeanne Theunissen says:

    And you forgot the two budgies in your bio, Iris. LOL

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  3. Goodness, WHO’S idea was THIS topic??? Another thing we have in common,Iris…I will have to narrow this down.
    If I were your mother or your aunt,I’d be pretty upset with your behavior the previous evening, Young Lady! (LOL!), but I see all’s well that ends,(or in this case, DOESN’T end) well!

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    • Iris B says:

      I have NO idea, Tonette. I had to take a couple of deep breaths to figure out what to write and wasn’t even sure about the above one. VERY personal. LOL. My girls thought the one I initially wanted to write (when I answered the phone in the office in German) was really embarrassing, but stupid. It was embarrassing at the time 😉
      Can’t wait for your post on Friday!

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  4. jeff7salter says:

    LOL. He said that for your benefit.
    Well, I don’t have a clue which embarrassing moment I’ll reveal on Hound Day.
    Maybe I’ll get some ideas as I read the rest of y’all’s.

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  5. LOL – I know that I’ve been embarrassed over and over again in life when I was younger, but obviously none of them were overly traumatic as I don’t have any stories that come to the top of my head! Great story! I enjoyed it! 🙂

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  6. Lisa Orchard says:

    That’s a cute story! And I’m sure you left quite an impression, Iris! 🙂

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  7. pjharjo says:

    Funny Story, Iris! “Snogging”??

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    • Iris B says:

      Kissing. Isn’t that part of the American lingo ?

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      • Jeanne Theunissen says:

        No, it isn’t. The first time I ever came across the word was in a movie title (and I had no idea what it meant). It wasn’t until I heard an interview with J.K. Rowling that I found out… LOL (And that movie came out when I was HERE!)

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      • pjharjo says:

        I’ve never even come across the word, Jeanne! Except, of course, for here on Iris’ blog. 🙂 I had NO idea what Iris was doing wither future husband. LOL!

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      • Iris B says:

        LOL – trust me Janette, I keep it PG here 😉 But there you go, you’ve learnt a new English word from a German! How cool is that?

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      • pjharjo says:

        That would be ironic, except I cannot find “snogging” in my dictionary of the American “English” language.

        Janette

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      • Jeanne Theunissen says:

        Well, Janette, that would probably be because it’s a BRITISH English term, not an American one. LOL. That’s why I said I had never heard the term before moving to Australia. The movie I referred to earlier was a British comedy entitled “Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.”

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      • pjharjo says:

        Yes. I realized the reason for the difference in the two “English” languages. I just didn’t want to mention how those “other” folks always spell words wrong. LOL!

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      • Jeanne Theunissen says:

        Yeah, took me awhile to get used to it, too. The “our” instead of “or” and “–ise” instead of “–ize” doesn’t bother me so much, but the one that really bugs me is defence/offence instead of defense/offense. I mean, it’s still defensive/offensive, so why can’t it be consistent?! Sheesh!

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      • Yes, we all had to learn what “Snogging” was when we read Harry Potter! No, it’s “kissing” or “necking”, which is extended kissing , (which doesn’t go below the neck; then we get into what they used to call “petting”.God only knows what they kids say today!)

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