My blogging time today is short so I’m going to give you a quick thought.

One of my favorite things about being on a swim team is the looks on stranger’s faces when I bump into people from my team in public places and one of us inevitably says, “I almost didn’t recognize you with clothes on!”

Have any of you embarrassed yourself or others in public lately?


19 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lizgwiz on July 9, 2008 at 10:32 am

    A very popular class on my college campus was “The Psychology of Human Sexuality” (we got to watch porn), and it made for a lot of “hey–didn’t I have sex with you last semester?” fun.

    I took an African-American lit class called “Negro as the Invisible Man,” that was always fun to mention in mixed company.

  2. No, but we were at a friend’s house for dinner, and their one year old had a full diaper. The boy’s father said “I thought I smelled something…But then I thought it was just the stuffed shells.” His wife didn’t appreciate the comparison. And the stuffed shells were yummy, and did NOT smell like that at all. 🙂

    That’s some nasty pasta.

  3. Playing catch-up here. Or maybe ketchup.

    I’m a constant embarassment to myself and others. See “ketchup” joke above.

    I loves me the ketchup jokes.

  4. Since we trained to do the MS Ride, we were in spandex and jerseys a lot. And at the ride, so is everyone else. When we got to the first over night spot, I couldn’t recognize people in regular clothes. Bodies look a LOT different out of spandex…

    Oh boy do they.

  5. I was a little nervous when I saw your link was from the Star Tribune. I thought, “Oh no. Which local celebrity or politician embarrassed our state now?” Glad to see it was nothing particularly local. 🙂

    It was the first one in the Google search of “Obama embarrasses his daughter.”

  6. I would love to see the reactions on people’s faces when they hear you say, “I didn’t recognize you with clothes on.” Priceless!

    Me too! It’s one of my favorite things about bumping into swim class buddies.

  7. Posted by nancypearlwannabe on July 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

    This makes me very glad I do not swim regularly with other people. I manage to embarrass myself plenty without adding in the humiliation of being in a bathing suit.

    After a while, it just becomes normal. You don’t realize how bad it is without mirrors or pictures.

  8. Not lately, but I’m glad you have been letting people think you sleep around, that’s always good fun.

    I’m always looking for a good date!

  9. Posted by Sarah on July 9, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I recently started a congo line at a wedding. Embarassing? Or AWESOME? You decide.

    I’m going with AWESOME.

  10. Posted by Jennifer M. on July 9, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I was attending a college friend’s wedding a few weeks ago. The attire was semi-formal. They sent a shuttle bus to pick people up from the hotels and take them to the wedding venue. So as I was descending the steps at the Wedding Pavilion in my fancy new dress, my fancy new shoes, which hadn’t been scuffed up enough flew right out from under me and I FELL OUT OF THE BUS! Everyone rushed to help me up, the driver offered to call the paramedics (I begged him not to). At least I remained decently covered the whole time, no skirt over my head, and the videographer wasn’t filming. . . plus I didn’t notice the aches and pains of the sprained ankle for another day and a half.


  11. thats what she said.

    but really though that’s funny shit.

    today my embarrassing moment was when i went to a school for a client meeting and we were forced to sit in elementary school desks. um yeah, my fat ass sitting in those… not so much.

    I can’t even imagine how that would feel.

  12. I don’t know…

    I send people e-mail from adorablegirlfriend at I imagine their our wives across the bloggersphere who have questions!

    Love it!

  13. OOOooopps! There, not their.

    Better you catch it than anyone else…

  14. while attending an office happy hour last evening — a dog walked up and stuck his head under then up my skirt in front of a few co-workers. that was enough to turn my face red.

    Dogs just have no sense of propriety.

  15. Hahaha!

    This is why I never wear a bathing suit.

    Because I would inevitably get “I didn’t recognize you without all your cellulite visible.”

    It’s one of my trademarks!

  16. I’m pretty sure I embarrass myself and don’t even know it. Yeah, I’m awesome like that.

    It’s a skill.

  17. The only thing I can think of is many months ago when I asked my mother-in-law if she had been asked to swing by a weirdo in her town. I am sure I have embarrassed myself since then!

    Was she asked??

  18. Ummm, I embarrass myself in public on a daily basis. Most recently? I asked if the butter was fat free. I meant to ask if the salad dressing was fat free, but the server had just placed a plate of butter on the table to go with our bread. Apparently I was so entranced by the butter (which had fat so I would not be having it!) that I forgot what I was asking.

    Hmmm. Fat free butter.

  19. Oh, that article is really cute.

    Yesterday, I got out of the car, picked a wedgie while walking, and stepped in a big puddle because I was so busy picking I wasn’t looking where I was going. To top it all off, there were construction guys watching the whole thing. I waved and we had a good laugh. Life is too short for bunchy underwear.

    We’ll have to find you an eco-friendly thong.

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