October 29, 2010 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #592828
Since I tend to liven up this CR, I decided we all need a good laugh, so now we can discuss the most embarrasing moment that you experienced or witnessed happening on the street. I was just passing by a bus stop , when suddenly there was a crazy noise of gunfire and bombs blowing up, and everyone was looking around, like what on earth is happening, then this rapper looking kinda guy just takes out his cell phone and yells whad up.
lollllllllllllOctober 29, 2010 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #1041869
lol that’s funny. I want that ringtone!!! 😉
There’s an old story that this woman gave birth in her living room and had to call Hatzolah. When they were there she said she was so embarressed and all. So one Hatzolah guy was like oh don’t worry last year someone gave birth on her front lawn. The woman was like, yeah that was me. 🙂October 29, 2010 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1041870
I cannot possibly reveal my most embarrassing moment. it was just too embarrassing. But I will tell you that my parents O”H had an x-ray lab and called the police to ask them to send over a cop because they had a non-white patient walk in with a gun handle sticking out of his pocket and they were scared he was going to try to rob them (something that had happened to them during the previous year,and they never quite got over the trauma).
Not one, but an entire SWAT team showed up, burst in, grabbed the guy, shoved him against the wall, and frisked him, taking out his weapon – a large AFRO comb. That is about as embarrassed as my parents could ever get. To his credit, the young man did not get all huffy about it. He did get a free x-ray, though.October 31, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am #1041871
Wow oomis1105- that’s a good one.
This happened indoors but is still embarrassing.
A few months after we got married my sister-in-law and her friends had a G.O. convention or something nearby and asked if they could come over for supper.
I had no idea about this but they came early, told my wife she could have the afternoon off and made supper for her.
Of course I had to show off what a good husband I am so I made sure to compliment my wife. “You know Honey- this is the best supper you ever made.”
After a long, uncomfortable silence someone explained what happened.October 31, 2010 12:48 am at 12:48 am #1041872
My very existence is embarrassing for the entire Jewish community.
The WolfOctober 31, 2010 1:28 am at 1:28 am #1041873
“My very existence is embarrassing for the entire Jewish community.”
Why would you say that about yourself, (even if it were true, which not one of us believes)?
Are you fishing for compliments?October 31, 2010 1:48 am at 1:48 am #1041874
Dr. Pepper, I still don’t get your story, above. Can you please explain?October 31, 2010 1:48 am at 1:48 am #1041875
Why would you say that about yourself, (even if it were true, which not one of us believes)?
It answers the question posed. Every moment of my existence is the most embarrassing. I cannot help what you or others believe.
Are you fishing for compliments?
No. I don’t believe compliments about myself.
The WolfOctober 31, 2010 2:35 am at 2:35 am #1041876
Wait, Dr. Pepper – like an infomercial, THERE’S MORE! A few months later, my mom O”H went to a sisterhood meeting and got a ride home with one of her friends. It was late at night, maybe midnight, and they were sitting in the friend’s car in front of the driveway and schmoozing for a half hour. All of a sudden, they found themeselves surrounded by cops who shone their flashlights in their eyes, demanding to know what they were doing there.
The ladies got out of the car and explained they had come from a women’s meeting and were just chatting, and the officers informed them that a neighbor had called 911 to report a suspicious-looking car, with the headlights on and no sign of anyone exiting the car (which takeh WOULD be suspicious in my old neighborhood).
My mom was indignant and said, “What nut job would call the police on us?” By this time the “nut job” AKA my wonderful father O”H, sheepishly recognized my mother and came out to tell the cops to cuff her and take her away…er…to let her go as she is his wife. Embarrassed does not cover it. I think he is still making it up to her in Shamayim.October 31, 2010 3:24 am at 3:24 am #1041877
Well, I was very busy staring at someone across the street when I suddenly walked straight into a pole.
Ouch and Ouch.October 31, 2010 4:02 am at 4:02 am #1041878
where do I begin?October 31, 2010 4:03 am at 4:03 am #1041879
Maybe I’m just taking the bait, but can you please elaborate why you think so little of yourself?October 31, 2010 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1041880
Wolf- and may we understand why you say that about yourself?October 31, 2010 4:28 am at 4:28 am #1041881
Just the way I feel sometimes.
The WolfOctober 31, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am #1041882
Sorry if it wasn’t clear.
I was trying to show off my sholom bayis skills learned in chosson class so I complimented my wife that this is the best supper she ever made. The only problem was that it wasn’t my wife who made supper, it was the guests.October 31, 2010 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1041884
“Well, I was very busy staring at someone across the street when I suddenly walked straight into a pole”
A few years ago we were driving by the Bobov shul in Toronto about 10:30 on a Saturday evening. The place was emptying out at the time. I saw a young bochur walking and reading a book at the same time (and his fur hat was a little big on him so it was halfway down his forehead) – he missed a telephone pole by about an inch and he was just about to step out into traffic when I opened the window and hollered at him to pay attention where he was going – he was on an extremely busy street.October 31, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1041885
This past friday my daughter and her friend got off the city bus at a busy intersection. The bus was loaded with kids going home from school. Her friend started crossing the street, not paying attention to oncoming traffic. My daughter grabbed her and pulled her backward. Behind them was a small pothole which they both fell backward into. All their books went flying and they were laughing so hard they couldn’t get up. Of course no one came to help them.October 31, 2010 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #1041886
“Of course no one came to help them. “
And THOSE are the ones who should be embarrassed, not the girls.October 31, 2010 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1041887
Its clear from the story that we are talking about young able bodied girls. Although it would have been nice for someone to help they they weren’t exactly in serious need of help (and as the story teller said they were laughing so obviously ok and having fun) so why should anyone be obligated to help?November 1, 2010 1:26 am at 1:26 am #1041888
Until recently, I remained a slow-to-develop-maturity-type. So it took until adulthood to realize that my thoughts are not visible.
So, up until then, I suffered many “embarassing moments” from childhood on, not realizing that my facial expressions were NOT giving away my beliefs or thoughts.
For example, some of my most embarassing moments would be waving to someone who I thought I recognized as a friend, but was not her, or thinking someone was talking to me, and wasn’t. Or feeling put out of a game, a social circle, a hello, etc, and actually no one really knew what I was experiencing internally, anyways!
I realize now, nobody knew what I was thinking.
Thank g-d for being a grown up.November 3, 2010 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #1041889
This is probably more of a terrifying moment but since I survived I’ll classify it as an embarrassing moment.
I was on a date with a girl and we were sitting in a cafe drinking soda while I was listening to her talk and talk and talk.
Four burly truck drivers sat down next to us to have lunch and schmooze. One of them cracked a joke and they all started laughing, but one of them was laughing really loud.
“OMG”, she exclaimed, “that guy sounds like a hyena when he laughs”.
I quickly thought of an excuse (“I honestly don’t know who she is, she just sat down across from me and started talking…”), but luckily they didn’t bother us.November 3, 2010 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #1041890
Doc- you had such interesting dates…:)November 3, 2010 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #1041891
Like I was trying to say in another thread- this is why I appreciate my wife so much. She doesn’t start up with burly truck drivers and expect me to be manly and protect her.
Had I not gone out with that other person I never would have known that some people do.November 3, 2010 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #1041892
lol. doc how many years are u married?November 3, 2010 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #1041893
Its clear from the story that we are talking about young able bodied girls. Although it would have been nice for someone to help they they weren’t exactly in serious need of help (and as the story teller said they were laughing so obviously ok and having fun) so why should anyone be obligated to help? “
Have you never fallen down and laughed out of embarrassment, and still really been unable to stand up? They fell into a pothole. I have fallen and laughed hard, and STILL could not stand up without help when I was much younger. Depends on how they fell. In any case, even for passing WOMEN not to help…November 3, 2010 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #1041894
I was helping out at an auction in a side room and on the mens’ night i found myself stuck in the place with no way out to go! I wasn’t going to push my way through the men and there was only one exit so a security guard escorted me out. I followed behind him as he pushed through the crowd. Suddenly from behind me i hear another security guard remark to my escorter- “ooh I see you won the jackpot!” Embarassed is not the word. LOLNovember 3, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #1041895
That, Blinky is VERY funny, and just the kind of situation I would expect you to find yourself in. The volunteering, being so focused on what you’re doing (becuase you don’t do anything half-hearted) that you don’t see the crowd closing in on you, not being brash and just strutting across the floor, yet using your sechel on how to get out.
And the guard was right, a jackpot indeed! I envy your chosson and your in-laws.November 4, 2010 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1041896
blinky -that’s not embarassing -that’s funny!November 4, 2010 2:01 am at 2:01 am #1041897
OK OK OK i got a gr8 one for ya-
I walked into my neighborhood supermarket. As I was standing there with my cart I felt something along my feet. I look down…It was my SKIRT! Luckily I was wearing sweatpants underneath. By the time I made it around the store, all the spanish workers were looking at me and pointing!November 4, 2010 4:21 am at 4:21 am #1041898
Funny but embarrassing. Its one of those at the time embarrassing but when thinking about later you should be able to laugh about.November 4, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am #1041899
Wise Woman: I had a similar incident. When thigh high stockings came out I decided to try them instead of panty hose. I was walking through a mall and felt a strange sensation on one leg – one of the stockings had fallen down around my ankle. I retreated to a rest room and removed them both – haven’t tried them since that time. I still can’t figure out why they fell down because at that time my thighs were “polkes” with lots of fleish to hold them up. Nowadays, not so much.November 4, 2010 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm #1041900
You are right it was funny- only after! What an ordeal! And then at the ladies night i had some shadchanim wanting to know my age bec. they might have someone for me…:)November 4, 2010 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #1041901
Something similar happened to me.
I was at a wedding and knew the caterer so I went to the kitchen to say hi. As I was walking out of the kitchen the men had gathered at the entrance to daven Maariv, so I was stuck with no place to go…November 4, 2010 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #1041902
No way- so what did you do?November 4, 2010 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #1041903
Im not brave enough to write my own embarressing moment yet (maybe after i keep reading yours ill get there!) but this happened to a friend of mine all u ladies out there will feel for her! Where we lived at the time the mik was located in a terrible neighborhood. You didnt look around as you left. This friend who was a big rebbetzin came outside ran to her husbands car got in and locked the door. She turned to her husband but it wasnt her husband. It was a friend of his who was a big Rav in the community!!! Definately the most embarressing moment of her life!November 4, 2010 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #1041904
I went through a door that took me on a tour of some dark building finally I was led outside and re-entered on the womans section.
Another story: I was in the city and I walked over the train exhaust grate… Until I figured out why my skirt wouldnt go down…November 4, 2010 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1041906
along those lines, I was walking down a busy airport corridor, carrying bags in each hand. I had just lost 20 pounds, and my pants were a bit large, and I could feel them threatening to fall. I pushed out my abdomen to try to keep them up, but after a few more steps, the pants were down around my knees.November 4, 2010 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #1041907
CLASSIC!November 4, 2010 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #1041908
Minyan- hah! But i think the more fleshy the thighs are the more they roll down!
Wisewoman and BEST IMA, and ronrsr- ouch!November 4, 2010 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1041909
I honestly don’t remember my most embarassing moment, because I have these moments all the time. My pants are always falling down.
Recently, I was taking part in surgery and I felt my scrub pants falling down. The pants are only held up by a belt which is part of the pants -a cloth belt -not too great. I couldn’t pick them up because I was scrubed in and couldn’t touch anything. It was near the end -so I quickly pulled off my gown & gloves and picked up my pants which was starting to fall down. No problem, but of course the Resident -for this time needed help. So he screamed at me- why did I scrub out? So now I had to explain to everyone in the OR why and listen to all their stories about incidents that happened to others. (Of course not themselves!)November 4, 2010 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #1041910
I broke my leg and had to be taken to my brother’s bris in a wheelchair (at the time I couldn’t maneuver into a car) which was a few blocks away. My uncle was pushing me down the street when suddenly one of the front wheels fell off. Mind you, this was an old wheelchair we had found in our basement and apparently wasn’t in its bloom of youth. So what was he to do? He lifted the front of wheelchair so that I was being wheeled on the back legs only.. definitely not the most graceful way to enter the shul where my brother’s bris was (and everybody was waiting).November 4, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1041911
I think the exact term for what happened to me was “wardrobe failure.” My arms were full of three bags, so it took a few seconds to put everything down and pull up my pants. (No comments on tznius, please)
Fortunately, I had heeded my mother’s advice that day, and worn clean and (relatively) modest underpants.November 4, 2010 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #1041912
Best Ima –
The situation you describe happened to me upstate. I was parked in front waiting for my Mrs, and we had a very common minivan. I was the “error” walking straight towards me, but could do nothing to stop her.
She opens the door and gets in. I (with my head dropped to the steering wheel) say, “sorry, you’ve got the wrong car.
Boy, I hope she’s not a CR member!November 4, 2010 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #1041913
That is pretty embarrassing. I’m assuming if your pants had fallen down you wouldn’t be sterile anymore anyway so you would have to re-scrub either way. Might as well pull ’em up then.November 4, 2010 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1041914
BY Totty to me that was the most embarrasing story i ever heard i cant believe it happened twice! I felt so bad for my friend I never even thought of it from the mans point of view! I hope you didnt know her!November 4, 2010 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #1041915
BP TOTTY- So you have an Odyssey 😉November 4, 2010 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #1041916
Nurse -usually I’m not needed for anything critical -so I can scrub out. If the pants fall down that doesn’t make you un-sterile. Only if I touch them. I could have stood there without pants. If it was that I couldn’t leave the pt. – I’d have the nurse pull them up or just stand there with pants down. But of course I decided to scrub out -knowing that I’m not going to be needed. And guess what -I was needed. I tried to do something quietly and the whole place found out anyway. BTW, you CAN’T always scrub out, even though you can scrub in again -there are times you just can’t leave.November 4, 2010 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #1041917
Yes.. me and 96% of BP. Summertime, in the Walmart parking lot, its not uncommon to see 4-5 in a row. In one colomy I passed on 17B, I counted more than 15, out of about 20-25 vehicles in the entire lot. There is one block in BP that has 8 odyesseys
To make matter worse, many of the silvery / blue ones (anywhere from 2005 – 2010 models) all look so similar… especially at night.November 4, 2010 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #1041918
I know that technically ‘sterile’ is from the waist up. But on the other hand you can’t walk into an OR with jeans on. So I assumed you would be non-sterile then, but I guess I’m wrong.
I work post-op in an ambulatory care center and we are not allowed to even walk into the post-op area unless we have our scrubs on, our hair covered (with the type used in the food industry), and booties on top of our shoes.
BTW, why would you not be able to scrub out and re-scrub back in?November 4, 2010 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1041919
LOL! we had one in the summer too! Now we have something else though.
And BTW 8 Odysseys per block isnt alot here. Youll find that on every block.
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