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10 July 2012

An Embarrassing Moment


Life of Love

I'm pretty sure that I have a mental block on any embarrassing moments in my life, because most of the time when asked this question, I can't recall any. Although, to be honest, I would have to say that any embarrassing moments that I do remember are associated with Angel. Maybe it's just part of getting used to life with a man? Take, for example, the fact that Angel's favorite icebreaker question is "Were you breast-fed or formula-fed as an infant?"

He tends to ask this of all new coworkers and friends of mine who he is meeting for the first time whenever there is a lull in the conversation. I find it very strange, and most people do a double take, for sure. But he considers this a normal, get-to-know-you type question. Maybe it's because he's a nurse?

That doesn't embarrass me so much anymore, because I'm rather used to it by now. The number one most embarrassing story that I can remember is also associated with Angel. I went back and forth for a long time about whether I would post this, or whether it was too scandalous for a family blog. I decided in the end that I would, since most of my family already knows the story and since children were present at the time that it occurred. I guess it's not that bad, although I'm still pretty horrified at the memory.

Angel and I had been married about nine months when we went on vacation with my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. We were all staying in a cottage together, and, since this was Angel's first time coming, the first evening at the dinner table, Grandpa was telling him all of the house rules. Many  of the rules involved conserving water as much as possible, because there were many people staying in the house, and we didn't want to overtax the septic system. One of the rules was something like "Two minute showers." At this juncture, Angel pipes up, "Oh, don't worry about that. Rachel and I will save water because we take showers together!"

This was at the dinner table. Attended by my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and young cousins. Angel's comment was followed by immediate silence, my face turning bright red, and then lots and lots of laughter. Maybe in some family cultures saying something like that would be normal....but I can tell you that that is not a normal thing to say in my family! The adults reassured me, "We were once newlyweds too, you know!"

I didn't feel reassured. Husbands, what can you do with them?

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16 comments :

  1. I struggle to balance in the shower when it's just me let along with Chris in there too - then again our shower is over the bath rather than just a tray with proper "walls".

    I regularly slide along the bath, only twice in our current house have I ended up hurting myself or falling over.

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  2. Bwaaaahahahaha that's fantastically hilarious. Does that mean the shower gets to be four minutes?

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  3. This is great. I love that opening line for conversation that is funny. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hahaha that's hilarious...soooo funny. Crap like that gets dropped around in my family all the time haha so no worries :)

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  5. seriously fantastic! gotta love husbands! yours sounds pretty hilarious...can't wait for more stories. and ps- if he was wondering, i was breast fed. ha!

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  6. hahahaha! I think it is so incredibly hilarious that he asked people if they were breast or bottle fed. I might have to try that out sometime! And too funny about his shower comment. Too funny.

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  7. Haha! Husbands really will say anything, no matter who is listening!

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  8. This is hysterical. I laughed out loud.

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  9. Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today!!

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  10. that is funny and I would be embarrassed too! my husband has said many things in our marriage that have embarrassed me!

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  11. I'm enjoying reading your blog. This story is hilarious! I've enjoyed reading your blog so much that I've become your newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

    Have a great evening!
    Julie

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  12. This is an great post. Too funny!

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  13. Ha! you're right, it depends on who is involved. This would totally fly with my (very liberal) in-laws, but I think I'd have been embarrassed if it were my immediate family.

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  14. Hahahaha, my husband and I take showers together, but we definitely still try to do it sneakily when we're staying with my family or with his.

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  15. HA! This totally happened the first year we were married too. Except it was a conversation with my in-laws about how tiny our new apartment was and how our bathroom was super tiny. And I was trying to explain that while it was all tiny, it worked for us. I may have started to say the sentence "I mean, we both fit in the shower without a problem....." before I realized what was coming out of my mouth and how personal it was. It was so so awkward. There was a lot of frozen stares and then a lot of laughter. Face Palm.

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