June 4, 2010

Where's the fire?

I did not write this specifically for The Red Dress Club prompt, obviously. But it seems the perfect fit, so I thought I'd share...


          Several of the bloggers I'm following have been posting about their most embarrassing moments this week. And like a self-conscious, wanna be cool, easily-influenced teenager, I have succumbed to the peer pressure and decided to join in. Or maybe I'm just ultra competitive, and know I can win this contest hands down if I'm willing to share my humiliation with a bunch of complete strangers. You be the judge. Here are their stories:


Jeanne
Linda
Tawna


          By the way, these are all great bloggers and writers and you should follow them!  If I'm missing anyone in the share-your-most-embarrassing-moment blogfest, please let me know in the comments section. And by all means, jump in if you want to join the fun.
          This of course has nothing whatsoever to do with the things I normally blog about, but I do have a darn good story. And it's Friday. And we could all use a laugh every now and then. So what the heck? I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog topics to bring you my most embarrassing moment. Enjoy!
          I was in college, and home visiting my parents for the weekend. It was a Sunday morning. OK, I never woke up before noon at that age, so I'm sure it was the afternoon. My parents and brother had gone out for lunch, without me since they knew better than to wake me up. Although I was kind of bummed to have missed out on the good (read free) restaurant food.
          Since I had been home last, my parents had gotten this new, fancy alarm system installed. They had no idea how to use it. Which I found amusing and perplexing (why pay for something you don't use?). And of course I had no idea how it worked since they could not show me.
          I needed to take a shower before heading back to school. And, because I had the house all to myself, I decided to rock out. My room was down the hall from the bathroom, so I turned my stereo way up in order to hear it over the water. 
          I love to take really, really hot showers. The kind most people would probably find scalding. And what happens when you take a really, really hot shower? (Do you see where this is going yet?)
          So I'm in the (scalding hot) shower, taking my sweet time and singing away. But all good things must come to an end. So I turn off the water, and suddenly I hear a deafening noise. It scared the you-know-what out of me. Seriously, I'm amazed I did not go right there in the shower. Frantic, I ran out of the bathroom naked and soaking wet to find out what was going on. 
          Did I happen to mention that the bathroom was located at the top of the stairs? And do you think you know what was at the bottom of the stairs at this point? The ENTIRE fire department. Seven or eight guys. Decked out in full gear. One of them, honest to God, actually had an ax in his hand. While I had been singing and showering away, they had been trying to figure out how to get in the house to stop the fire they were sure was raging inside. (Fortunately, they were able to get in through an unlocked window.)
          After screaming and running back in to the bathroom, I had to put on my dad's bathrobe and go out in the front yard to talk to the police. Where I find two firetrucks, three police cars and every single neighbor we have in the street. The (bleeping) alarm is still going off, because of course I don't know the code. And the police are treating me like I am some kind of criminal who breaks in to people's homes to use their shower and play their stereo. I had to show them my driver's license to prove I belonged there.
          My family was extremely sorry to have missed all the excitement. And they had a great deal of fun at my expense. That night at dinner, my dad said, "I wonder what they are talking about over dinner at the firehouse tonight." Actually, I often wonder if some of the old guys are still there, telling the rookies about the time they saw that crazy college girl naked.
          And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming... I'll be sharing the post I had already written for today on Monday. Have a great one!



26 comments:

  1. ROF,L! Naked in front of the entire fire brigade? How em-bare-ass-ing! ;)

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  2. *snicker* That definitely tops accidentally swallowing frog guts (which was mine).

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  3. I saw yours Matthew, after I wrote this. That is gross! Yuck!

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  4. That one reminded me of the time I got locked out of my dorm room during a shower.

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  5. LOL, hysterical!

    Were the firefighters cute? That would make the whole thing worthwhile :)

    Tawna

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  6. I love it! I can't even imagine the shame. No embarrassing moments come to mind for me, so I must have blocked them out because there's no way I've never had any.

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  7. @ Liz - Was that just last week? ;)

    @ Tawna - I was so traumatized I didn't even notice! LOL

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  8. @ Mungee's Ma - I'm sure you have. Probably best you can't remember, though.

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  9. Naked beats all. You win. Awesome story. Have you recovered?

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  10. @ Jeannie - I have. It was a long time ago. Plus, being caught naked @ 20 is way better than after 40. THAT would be traumatic!!!

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  11. Hay, that is funny! I love your blog too, you're a great writer!

    Think I'll skip the 'embarrassing moments' blog post on mine though. I've got far too many of those to tell and they always have to do with the period, so...

    Yeah, nuff said.

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  12. @ Xuxana - Thanks for the compliments! And yes, I think every woman has those moments. It always surprises me that no matter how old I am, I can still have them. You'd think @ a certain point you'd figure it all out, but no!

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  13. Haha, that is both hilarious and mortifying. Did you ever notice that the firetrucks always just happened to pass by your house on the way back to the station from that point on?

    Although it does rather add insult to injury that you didn't even get lunch out of the whole deal.

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  14. Bet this was one instance the fire department was glad to be of service! *steam=visitfromcutefiremen* Heehee...I seriously laughed so hard that I nearly woke my 3-year-old from her nap.:) Thanks for sharing! Tory

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  15. @ Elizabeth - Mortifying is the best possible word for it! LOL

    @ Tory - Then I have achieved my objective (to make you laugh, not to wake up your child). ;)

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  16. Amen to the naked at 20 v. 40 thing. So tell me, were any of the firemen worth the embarrassment?

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  17. @ Jeannie - Tawna asked the same question. LOL I can't say that I noticed.

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  18. OMG, E! I can't believe you never told me that story! That tops them all!

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  19. I thought I had told everyone that story! LOL

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  20. LOL...I have a feeling Tawna and I visit the same gutter from time to time.

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  21. Loved this post! Laugh out loud funny!

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  22. Thanks! That was my goal! Extra points if I got you to spit out your coffee. ;)

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  23. Omg, I'm totally not participating in these blog reindeer games bc I have nothing that even touches that. That's spectacular. I bet those firefighters are still talking about it!!

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  24. High school girlfriend and I were in a part of her house where we weren't supposed to be, her parents not home. Had to use toilet. Toilet was broken, wouldn't flush. How to remove evidence? Beloved caught me with her parent's cooking pot full of you-know-what. Very embarrassing moment for a teenaged boy!

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  25. @ 5amthinking - You just beat Matthew for most disgusting moment! LOL

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