Share Your Most Embarassing Moment

Embarassing Moment at Jimmy ChooThank God, I don't embarrass easy because I am definitely prone to saying and doing things without putting any thought into them beforehand. Not to say that I am thoughtless or harsh, more just clumsy and absentminded. I trip over invisible objects, break random things and have stuck my foot in my mouth on way more than one occasion. But, on this one afternoon I can truly say that it was an embarassing moment, I felt my cheeks turn a crimson red, my stomach knot up as if I drank the water in Mexico and I was praying for a rapid, direct escape route.

I was in Vegas for my company Christmas party, where everyone had just received a nice size bonus. The thought crossed my mind to put the entire unexpected compensation on red at the roulette table, but I couldn't bear the thought of losing my money without anything to show for it. Instead I decided to take a stroll into Jimmy Choo to buy a pair of uber-fabulous shoes that I would never have normally conceived as doable.

Who would have thought a simple visit to a shoe store would produce an embarassing moment?

I strutted in, feeling pretty proud of myself, and ogled over the luxurious selection before me; stilettos, wedges, or knee-high boots? Leather or suede? Pink, camel or the always-sexy jet black? Was I in Heaven?

I picked up a pair of red, soft leather platform boots with a 4 1/2 inch heel. I was admiring them, as if they were a famous piece of artwork, when the sales woman approached me. Before I could say, "can I please try these on in a size 37", she said "excuse me, but woman to woman, I just want to tell you that your zipper is down." BAM! Embarassing moment. I stood there for a moment in a slight daze, weighing my options of what to do next. I did manage to mutter, "Oh…No, thank you so much." But, the embarrassment was just too much, how was I suppose to ask this same sophisticated woman to bring me a thousand dollar shoe to sample? I pretended to look around the store for about ONE minute more and then headed out with my tail between my legs. Hence the reason that #194 on my bucket list {own a fabulous pair of designer shoes} is not checked off yet.

Have you ever had a memorable embarassing moment?

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  4. Mike August 28, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Wow, you've got quite a list – both things you want to do, as well as things you've already done.  Almost as impressive as the things on these lists is the fact that your most embarrassing moment was being told by a saleswoman for overpriced shoes that your zipper was down.  If that is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you (and not just the most embarrassing thing you're willing to share with us), then I am impressed. 

    • Annette | Bucket List Journey August 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      I also once peed in the garbage can in my second grade classroom because the teacher wouldn’t let me go to the bathroom. I am sure I was really embarrassed but I barely remember 🙂

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