Wednesday, March 4

Most Embarrassing...

I meant to put this on my last post, but I completely forgot. It is just too funny not to share!

The Sunday we were in San Diego we all got dressed up and ready for church. I had brought my favorite skirt to wear. I've had it since the end of high school (but it still looks in style) and it doesn't wrinkle so it was perfect to bring. It is a flirty little skirt, knee-length, red, and has ties around the waist - one on each hip.

Our little family sat in the middle of a big bench between Brenda's family (my sister) and TJ's family (my brother). That was our first mistake - sitting in the middle with our young kids. While the sacrament was being passed, Andrew started getting really loud. Dennis quietly got up and stood in the very back behind the over-flow seats. Then, as the water came Emma got really upset because I wouldn't let her take her own cup. When I do let her take it, she always spills it or spills all the other cups around it too. So, as she began her "Emma-tude" I ditched Sarah and started scooting along past TJ's family. As I got just a couple steps into the aisle I felt something at my ankles. I looked down.... and my skirt had completely fallen down! While we had been sitting, Emma accidently untied my skirt, but I had forgot about it. Yes, I did have a slip on thankfully! I glanced back at Dennis with the most horror-stricken face and grabbed my skirt with my free hand. By the time I'd walked the five or six steps out the door to the foyer I had tears streaming down my face. Dennis met me and was trying to help me feel better, but I was crying because I was laughing so hard. He kept telling me, "Just be glad that this isn't our home ward!" Needless to say, I didn't go back to my seat during the meeting.

After church, we piled out of our rental car back at the beach house. Well... what do you know? It happened again! Right there on the street as I was about to cross with tons of cars passing by. I don't know if that is my favorite skirt anymore or not!

Each of my family members had something different to say about the incident. TJ's family didn't even notice. Brenda's husband said he heard people behind him laughing, and he glanced back to see what was so funny. And, Scott and Brice's family were sitting in front of 4 missionaries who just happened to be sitting in the bench next to me when I lost my skirt. I guess they were laughing quite a bit too. I think that was more than Elder's are supposed to see, don't you?

So, now that I've shared a humiliating experience.... what is your most embarrassing moment?

11 comments:

Aleese and Scott said...

You poor thing when stuff like that happens I am like you, it is so embarrassing it is funny! I have plenty of experiences like those, too many to count!

Jon and Melissa said...

Oh my gosh Jen! I CAN NOT believe that happened to you. And you didn't even remember to tell me on the phone! I am dying right now!!! Wow, you sounded like you handled it really well-too funny, thanks for making my day. Speaking of days...HAPPY BIRThDAY!!!!!!!Love ya

Janna said...

Awww, Jen, that's awful! I'm glad for you that you weren't in your home ward and mostly likely won't be going back there any time soon!!!!

Is this one of your siblings' wards? Or were you all just visiting a random ward?

Kimberly said...

That is funny! I was looking for a good laugh before I drag my sick but to bed.

Eric and Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, I just want to die for you, I have a wrap around skirt and every time I wear it, that is my biggest fear that it will somehow get untied. You must be so incredibly grateful that you were just visiting I can't imagine ever wanting to show my face there again.

I have had that happen to me once I was wearing a skirt that Eric bought me for Christmas only he got it a size to big, it was before the boys and he was dropping me off at work. I got out of the car and walked to the door when he rolled the window down and said I had lost my skirt sure enough it was pretty much at my knees, lucky for me though no one was around. Since then I always safety pin it to my nylons (just in case, you know!)

RichFamily said...

Oh no!! I have a couple of wrap skirts that I always was worried that would happen to!! You handled it really well at least. I never wear slips so I guess I better start! You never know.

suds2004 said...

Today is your birthday! So I hope you have a wonderful day! Your the best, Mitchell!

Katie Jane said...

That is seriously the funniest story ever. I echo Melissa's sentiments. Of all people to happen to a beautiful tall redheaded Jen! Like people don't notice you, on this day you were probably hoping they wouldn't. Maybe you should invest in a belt...on a skirt, should be the newest style.

Steve and Katie said...

I am laughing so hard, but - I don't know what I would do! You are awesome. Way to handle it! Note to self: Don't buy skirts that tie.....

~The kings~ said...

oh my gosh that made me laugh the whole time I was reading it. Good thing it was not your home ward though, I don't think I could have gone back into sacrament either!

Jennie's bunch said...

Oh no!! I am so sorry!! Thanks for sharing though, it was a good laugh!! Poor missionaries!!

I have a few good ones, but I don't have enough self confidence to share!!:)