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 two brides called me back to back and I mixed up their grooms’ names. Very politely she corrected me & we both laughed. I heart my clients.
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!
Blunder, the word itself sounds so funny. It should be my middle name. Seriously! Since they wanted to know the embarrassing moments and asked to see RED, here is a photo to go with it.
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.