When someone asked “when was the last time you were embarrassed? How do you react to embarrassment?” I sat there for good 4-5 minutes thinking of all the blunders, willingly or unwillingly, I was the lead performer of.
Like when a client called me to tell me that her wedding date has been finalized, I got extra excited and blurted “OMG!!! I’m so happy. Even happier than you….” Within split of a second she asked, “Why?” I died!
Or when I was working for a non-profit, I called one of their representative in San Diego and told him we should find some rep to work in California as well. He told me San Diego is IN California. I died again!
This was taken by my cousin when we all went out to a park in Dubai and I was meeting all my husband and cousin’s friends and families. I saw this new face and asked who she was.
One of my cousin’s friend’s wife said: “She’s Nanny!”
Me: “Awww….your mom came from Pakistan?!?” Thinking that she said the lady is her daughter’s NAANI [grandmother in Urdu]
The next moment was everybody laughinggggggg out loud and we can all guess what happened after that. I DIED!!!
I know I make blunders all the time & I can’t thank God enough that I find people around me always laughing with me instead of at me.
Here is to many more…
– Rima Blunder Hassan