I am a master of embarrassing moments and dating is no exception. In a recent convo with my homie, I remembered a momentous “I will never do that again” moment that had everyone laughing and shaking their heads at the same time:
Picture it: 2002 and I was dating (if you want to call it that) this guy for a couple of months when I decided to do something a little raunchy. I usually met him at the train station in the evening on the days we didn’t go home together after work. So one day, while on the phone with my friend Nat, I said”
“Damn, I think I’m gonna surprise him later.”
“Mmm, maybe I’ll wear my new lingerie with a trench coat and drive to the train and meet him.”
Well, girl what man wouldn’t love that but it’s freezing out, won’t you be cold?”
I don’t think so, besides, I’m driving.”
Ok, well be careful, cause wouldn’t it be awful, if your car broke down.”
“Girl, don’t say that you’ll jinx me (I’m a big believer of “the jinx”).”
“Well chica, have fun”
“I plan to!”
Now fast-forward to 6pm.
I am on my way–with my black babydoll on–wearing his favorite scented perfume, hair flowing (it was longer back then) and make-up just right. So I pick him up and we are on my way back home. All of a sudden, my poor Corolla (93) starts making noise, lights start fading, holy crap—it dies. After I get over my disbelief and cursing my friend for “jinxing” me, I contact triple A. This whole time he just sits there laughing—seriously! I start wailing, “My a$$ is naked and it’s like 20 degrees outside.” What am I going to do? Like a trooper, he speaks to the mechanic, while I compose myself—oh Lord, why didn’t I have my overnight bag with me. So I get out and rush over to stand next to him, while he does the man-car talk. I cower in the background, shaking from the cold, even with the trench that my butt is less than dressed. I hide behind him naked and completely mortified. Then I overhear the triple A guy say with a smirk “Is it your birthday?” “He said “No this is everyday.”
So, while I had to hop my ass in a cab as they towed my poor car away, I had to smile to that! So what are some of your embarrassing escapades? How did you handle it?