But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.
I have embarrassed myself so many times; I can’t think of the most embarrassing that has happened to me. But I guess this week I’m just supposed to talk about someTHING really embarrassing, not the MOST embarrassing thing to happen to me.
The first that comes to my mind was when I locked myself out of an UNlocked car and called a locksmith to get me back into my car. What happened is that after I parked my car in my driveway, in front of my garage, I got out and went around to the passenger door to get something out.
When I tried to open my passenger door, I found it was locked, but when I reached into my pocket for my keys – they weren’t there! I looked inside the car and saw they were still in the ignition, but the passenger door was locked and I couldn’t get in!
I then went to a neighbor’s house and called a locksmith. When he got there he started to work on my locked passenger door.
Me: Why are you working on that door instead of the driver’s door?
Locksmith: Passenger doors are easier to get open.
Me (after I looked in the window through to the unlocked driver’s door): Why don’t I just go around and open the driver’s door for you?
He looked up at me.
I realized what I had just said.
We stared at each other. I covered my red face and started laughing because I was so embarrassed. He started laughing too. He left without charging me anything for his visit.
I figure he got payment enough with the story he had to take back to his shop! (I had forgotten that it’s impossible to lock the keys inside my car; the driver’s door won’t lock from the outside without a key.)
I’m not even blonde! (But I’ve been accused of being a blonde who has dyed her hair brunette bc of my many blonde moments.) LOL!
So I guess I handled it the same way I’ve handled all the other times I’ve embarrassed myself – I laughed at myself along with everyone else there. 🙂
The ability to laugh at myself has made life so much more enjoyable. How about you? Can you laugh at yourself?