The Daily Prompt asks this question: When was the last time you were embarrassed? I haven’t had a recent embarrassing moment, but I’ve had scores and scores of embarrassing moments that are not so recent. I’m too embarrassed to write about some of those moments on a public forum! Since the new school year is right around the corner, I’ll share a conversation that caused me to turn red.
When: Several years ago, on the first day of school, in a first grade class
Before the red face: I greeted students and parents at the door, we got on with our first day procedures, we looked at supplies, and then I went to a student to talk about his missing supplies.
What I said: Can you please tell your grandma to send in a folder by the end of the week?
Student’s response: My grandma?
Me: Yes. Your grandma brought you to school, right?
Student: She is NOT my grandma. She is my mom.
I was so mortified with my horrible error that I was speechless for a few seconds. You can imagine how apologetic I was when I caught my voice! Needless to say, I’ve never made that kind of mistake again. I learned a fine lesson on that first day of school!