Today's prompt is "Well, this was embarrassing".
Luckily there aren't a lot of embarrassing things happening to me, so I have to revert to an old story I've already told in another post, a couple of years ago.
It was 1998; I had moved to another state for
work love - well, both - and didn't know a soul apart from my then-boyfriend and a couple of coworkers. So far I had made my hair, dental and other recurring appointments with my usual places and took a day off to drive back and forth. I knew this couldn't go on forever, and when that time of the year came up, I asked around within my female coworkers and made an appointment with that "nice and gentle gynecologist" they were gushing over.
His office was located within the county hospital, and I got there early to make sure I arrived on time to fill in the health questionnaire, personal data sheet, give them my insurance card, etc.
Then I was waiting.
Hospitals and doctor's offices always make me feel a bit off. Nervously hoping to walk out of there with just a "everything looks fine, see you next year", but you never know. Every medical history either starts with actual health trouble or a routine check.
The new doc came to greet me at the waiting room. What a gentleman!
"Go right ahead" he told me as he opened the door to his office, "have a seat at my desk first."
Sure, first we talk, then I undress. So far so good.
I walked AROUND his desk and took a seat in HIS fancy leather swivel chair.
The moment I looked up, it hit me:
wrong side of the desk!
He was very cool about it.
"That's OK. We'll do it a bit differently today. You get to ask the questions!"
To defend myself, I had been working in recruiting for a long time. I don't know how many thousands of interviews I have conducted. Didn't I kind of earn that seat? Plus, how hard are those gyno questions anyway: Last period? Any trouble? Pill working out OK? Baby plans? Any lumps in your boobs? Well, then, get naked!
This was my embarrassing moment. I got over it, and every year when I went back, we had a good laugh.
What kind of embarrassing situations have you encountered? Leave me a comment and check out my blogger friends' posts. Come back tomorrow for a hot beverage - now does that sound promising or what?