It seems nothing out of the ordinary to be so busy that you occasionally forget things, miss appointments or remember them too late. It seems quite common among Superwomen to discuss the frightening reality of being on autopilot especially while driving, arriving at your destination and thinking “Sheesh how did I even get here?” Or “Was that light even green?”
Lately I’ve been so busy that I’ve also started doing and saying things that are just a little embarrassing. And because they are just-a-little-giggle funny and not pee-your-pants-and-I’m-going-to-laugh-so-hard-at-you-until-you-are-red-faced-and-quite-uncomfortable funny I thought I would share with you… You are most welcome to share yours too…
So, the other day I’m ironing…. Like loads and loads of baskets of ironing that had accumulated and was now so crumpled that each item was unrecognizable.
Halfway through….. mmm ok truth be told I was only a quarter of the way through……. Oh alright then it was only the third shirt! Ahem, so after a few shirts were ironed I got sidetracked, unplugged the iron and went and procrastinated elsewhere for awhile. On returning to my ironing I committed to getting through at least two of the baskets before I had a break this time. I managed to get to item number four before thinking to myself “Gees this is bloody hard work!” At which point I turned to see the cord from the iron dangling on the floor….. Yep not even plugged in! And that was the moment when it dawned on me …. I’m a shit ironing lady!
The other day I was meeting my girlfriends for lunch at a restaurant. I’m always early or the first to arrive so it didn’t surprise me when I arrived and nobody else was there. Half an hour later, lonely and feeling a little insecure, I call one of my friends…. Wrong restaurant! Red faced I pretended to get an urgent call and bailed on the chair I had been warming for the last half hour!
Then there was the argument that I had with my husband and kids about an animal. The rhinoceros…. I was 100% certain it was a rhinosaurus! Say it with me people … Rhino-saw-rus! Please tell me that that actually sounds like an animal coz in my crazy mind it’s real!
Then there was the time I put the iron (yes another iron story) in the fridge. When the door didn’t close because that damn cord was hanging out I realised my mistake! It wasn’t the water jug in my hand after all….
Then there are the times I’ve farted in the shopping centre and blamed the baby…. Doesn’t work so well if you’re rocking an empty trolley coz you left the baby at home with his Daddy.
These are only a little sample of embarrassing moments for me. There are so many more but they’ve got lost in the dark foggy stuff in my brain…. Until next time ….