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post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 
Please share your moments and don't let me be alone in feeling like a big freakish loser.

Tonight I was outside a building,as I look at the front lawn there was a ground hog pigging out on the grass. I said "hi big fattie! your cute!" then I giggled as I walked closer to the ground hog. The ground hog saw me, bolted towards the building and dashed into the bushes. I turned to head back to the building and go inside just as a rather large woman came around the corner where the ground hog dove into the bushes.
She gave me a bit of a look. It did not look particularily hurt or angry...so I am really hoping she did not hear me and think I was talking to her, but I can't be sure. I felt really dumb
post #2 of 63
Years ago, my son thought the word "punt" was funny. He heard it when we were tossing a football around outside. When he was being sassy or fresh, I would tell him that I was going to punt his hiney across the room, and he would crack up laughing....both of us would, actually. (I just want to mention that this was in jest; I would never kick my kid). We both had this visual of him sailing into the air like a football, which was just funny to us.

Anyway, I was in the supermarket with him....he was about 5yo. He was being whiney. I told him, "All your whining makes me want to punt you." But I talk fast and wasn't enunciating very well, so it sounded like "punch you." The lady in front of me in line gave me the dirtiest look.
post #3 of 63
Bunnyslippers, Glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks chubby groundhogs are cute! They are just adorable little critters!
post #4 of 63
Umm, I dipped shrimp into a finger bowl because I thought the liquid was a sauce. Even commented on how subtly seasoned it was.
post #5 of 63
Oh, thanks for the hilarity! I have so many awkward moments. I'll have to think of the best one.
post #6 of 63
Well I fell down the stairs...at my husband's work. Screamed like a banchee (and then cried) because it hurt, and because I was holding the baby. I think it was DH's first month there?

What a way to introduce myself!
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Edited by Cascadian - 6/2/11 at 9:27pm
post #8 of 63
Well. There was this time when I was twelve at school, and my teacher paired me up with a new girl in our class and told us to Be Friends. She was new, shy, Asian and didn't speak much English; I was just generally awkward and didn't have a clue how to Be Friends with someone with a teacher watching in the background. So, awkward. She showed me some photos of her dog, we made some halting small talk and departed gratefully for other places.

Then a few days later I saw her by the bus, hugging a small and very cute dog. With a look of sanctimonious Good Friendliness and racial harmony on my face I approached her and said "Aww, what a cute dog! He looks so much cuter than in his picture!". She gave me a quizzical look, so I spent some time carefully repeating and enunciating the sentence. Turned out the dog she was holding wasn't her dog. We never did become friends.
post #9 of 63
In college, we had a roommate who "lived" with us (paid rent, had a bed in our house, etc.), but was actually living with her boyfriend and put the whole thing together so her mom wouldn't know . She came home about once every two months to get a book she wanted or something.

DH (then my boyfriend) and I had the place to ourselves because my other roommate was out of town. We thought we would have some fun and fool around in the garage (washer and dryer were there ). Of course she picked THAT DAY to come home and say "Hi! Oh...."
post #10 of 63
The other week my dd and I were at the hardware store. She had walked to the back counter where they keep all the keys and 'fancy' key rings. I walked back to where she was, wrinkled my nose and said(not loadly but not quietly), "Eww, it stinks. Did you fart?"

As we walked up the aisle, she whispered to me, "Mommy, I didn't fart, it was the guy next to me that smelled."

Ooops
post #11 of 63
Thread Starter 
thanks for sharing, I feel less lonely in my awkwardness now
post #12 of 63
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Originally Posted by Cascadian View Post
Hee hee...I have so many...how about this:

In high school, BF and I played hooky to go to his house, close by, to...uh...yeah. He resided in the basement of his parents' house, where the laundry room was. We must have surprised his dad, a snooty psychiatrist who I really did not like, as dad was rummaging around in the laundry bin, wearing only black work socks. We got a full frontal as we walked by, with a look of absolute mortification on ALL of our faces.

We never spoke of it. He never asked why we were home in the middle of the day.

Awk. Ward.

But it makes me giggle to this day, because he was a racist jerk

post #13 of 63
My HOH child often dopped the first sounds of words. Top become op

Well we were in a store with this HUGE blow up Tigger. She loved Tigger. She started to point and scream igger, igger, igger. Of course, at that moment I think we were the only white people in the store. There was a guy looking all angry and outraged until this old lady started laughing and pointed out the huge blow up Tigger to him.

My son didn't always pronounce the word pitch correctly. Imagine the thrill of having him scream "PITCH" the ball loudly in front of a group of long haired, dress wearing, bible thumping women. It didn't sound like pitch at all.
post #14 of 63
When dd was 3 or 4 we were at an appt and her Ped was making small talk with her while doing the physical exam portion. Dd, who has always been very social, was responding to his questions in her bubbly, happy way when he asked what her favorite food was. Well, we had just been to a restaurant where she had some fish, so she looked right at him and said "fish!" Only back then, her f sounded like a b, and her sh sounded more like a ch. He looked straight at me and I didn't know if he actually understood what she was saying or if he really thought she just yelled out a curse word. And as the silence grew longer I got so nervous and embarrassed that I just didn't know what to say. He just kind of mumbled something about an ear infection, wrote me a script and left in a hurry. Luckily we moved not long after that so I never saw him again, but oh man, was that a seriously awkward moment!
post #15 of 63
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Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
Bunnyslippers, Glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks chubby groundhogs are cute! They are just adorable little critters!
they are fat because they like nilla wafers. at least the one we had when i was a vet assistant did

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post #16 of 63
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they are fat because they like nilla wafers. at least the one we had when i was a vet assistant did

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Oh my!
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post #18 of 63
Oh, I almost forgot about my most recent awkward moment. DD was about 14mo at the time. She is ECd, so was playing on her back porch bare-bottomed. I heard myself say "No, we don't put rocks in our vulva" just as my male neighbor peeked over the fence to say hi. I just know he heard me by the look on his face.
post #19 of 63
I just had one last night!

Dp had a friend over. I was dressed for bed, and was wearing an undershirt tank top with big arm holes. (Do you see where this is going?) Ds2 fell asleep in my lap, and on my way to bed with him I stopped and chatted with dp and his friend. Dp went to the bathroom, I was chatting with Friend, and I looked down and noticed my shirt was twisted and my nipple was poking out the arm hole
I said "oops" and right then ds started to stir so I whisked him off to bed. It would have been better if I could have said something about it, and if he had said breasts are no big deal, etc. lol. He's French Canadian from Quebec, so I'm going to assume (whether right or wrong) that they are open minded about the female body and think nothing of breasts/nipples
post #20 of 63
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Originally Posted by ma2maya View Post
The other week my dd and I were at the hardware store. She had walked to the back counter where they keep all the keys and 'fancy' key rings. I walked back to where she was, wrinkled my nose and said(not loadly but not quietly), "Eww, it stinks. Did you fart?"

As we walked up the aisle, she whispered to me, "Mommy, I didn't fart, it was the guy next to me that smelled."

Ooops
At least your DD has some social graces!

My mom was watching a friends daughter who was about 3 at the time and they were at a grocery store. They were picking up ingredients for Guacamole. My mom said, "ok, lets get the stuff for the guac"
the little girl started screaming "COCK! WHERE IS THE COCK! WE NEED SOME COCK! WE LOVE COCK!" and the more my mom tried to get her to stop the more she laughed and the more she kept screaming it.. people were staring at them like they had two heads
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