Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What’s most likely to make you squirm?
Today’s daily prompt asks us to talk about our discomfort when someone else feels embarrassed, but I’m twisting it so that the focus is on my embarrassing moments. These three recollections don’t make me squirm; they bring smiles to my face.
Recollection 1: Many years ago, when I arrived in the United States, I was rather overwhelmed with the experience. Miami International Airport was pretty scary at the time! I was glued to the floor when I saw those moving stairs– I had never seen an escalator. Although I saw others stepping on it, I was afraid. I just stood there. I looked back and was most embarrassed to see several people behind me. The person directly behind me sensed what was going on and he gently suggested that I step on and he would stay close.
Recollection 2: In my native country, we cleaned our mirrors and window panes with newspaper and water. So naturally, upon my arrival in the U.S., I did the same. I found out later that Windex exists!
Recollection 3: Shortly after I got married, I lost my wedding band. I was visiting my sister-in-law and her family when I discovered that the ring was no longer on my finger. I was almost in tears as the search began. We looked everywhere in the house, but couldn’t find it. Imagine my embarrassment when my brother-in-law asked me to look on my right hand- the ring was safe and sound on the ring finger of my right hand.
These are three of my embarrassing moments that cause me to smile nowadays