I have had embarrassing moments in my life which now make me smile but at the time made me want to crawl away to hide (like my first date told about in a past blog post). I was recently reminded about one such moment.
On one vacation to Colorado years ago we were at a ghost town out in the
middle of nowhere where you had to hike about a half mile down to it from a parking area
above. After a couple hours of exploring and listening to stories told by workers there about the life back when it was a live mining town, I really “had to go” and after inquiring, was told that the outhouse bathrooms were the 1/2 mile hike
up in the parking lot! An old mining town with no old outhouses!! I knew there was no way I could make it up that trail in time, so
I decided to go into the bushes. I gave my husband my purse after
taking out a baggie that had held M&Ms which had since been devoured, and some Kleenex.
My son and
hubby decided to distance themselves from me and started the slow hike up to the vehicle.
After furtively ambling into the bushes and finding a spot where no one
would see me, I dropped my drawers and squatted. Suddenly I hear, “Oh my
goodness!” coming from above me. I had forgotten about the hike trail!
Gazing up I could see my hubby and son, and coming down from the
opposite direction was a huge family.
I was stuck as was in the middle
of “action” so could not pull my pants up, so I just tried to hide my face
and finish as quickly as possible. Needless to say, when I had
finished, I did my best to hide, sneaking though the growth and town, to get up the hill without that family
seeing me face-to-face ('course they probably would not have recognized me!).
I found my son and husband hiding in the van, motor running,
and when I climbed inside, my husband began driving and said, “First time I think I have
seen a full moon during the day.” Throughout the rest of the trip, they
called me by my new “Indian” name–Full Moon Rising.
So, what embarrassing moments have you had????