300 Sunny Days in Colorado

Susie Lindau

Susie Lindau
Boulder, Colorado, USA
April 11
Writer and illustrator
I am a Boulder writer who loves adventure both real and imagined. Come with me. It's always a Wild Ride! I finished a paranormal thriller based on my own experiences. Creepy, right?


MARCH 16, 2012 10:02AM

My Most Mortifying Moments, Just for You!

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I decided to share my most embarrassing moments. They are guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself. We have all had those times when our cheeks burned and we wanted to use an invisibility cloak or move to another country. If you have been following my blog for a while, then you know that I have no shame.  I have the ability to laugh at myself and see the humor in many awkward situations…..a few days later.

Here are some of mine in no particular order:

The time when I took a shower while my house was being remodeled. After stepping out, I began rubbing lotion on my naked body. Then I realized that a painter perched on a ladder was touching up the trim right outside my curtainless window.

The time when I skied the moguls under a chairlift. As my knees pumped up and down while navigating a mine field of bumps, I felt a sudden looseness and a draft. My ski pants had dropped down to my knees. I wear a belt now…

The time when my boss (back when I worked retail a million years ago) retracted my commission because I made too much money in her opinion. I said, “But Mom!”

The time when I first babysat at a neighbor’s house. I was too young and had a vivid imagination. I thought a burglar had broken in, so I ran up the street to my house and my parents called 911. Did I mention that I left the kids alone?

The time when I was late in picking up my five-year-old daughter from ballet.  I sped down the road in my car until some idiot walked right out into the middle of the street. I waved my arms and yelled, “Move out of the way!” and then realized it was a cop with a radar gun. I was driving 22 MPH over the speed limit.

The time when I decided to go skinny dipping. A bunch of fraternity boys found out, walked onto the pier and took my clothes.

The time when I was walked in on by a window repair man while reclining in the guest bedroom. I had pulled a muscle on the inside of my thigh and was massaging it while talking to my mother on the phone. He may have thought I was massaging something else. He gasped and ran out of the room. He couldn’t get out of the house fast enough and never came back.

The time when I finally got my nerve up to ask a guy out in college. I never did it again since he told everyone. He was still talking about it when he ended up being my brother-in-law’s best friend and ran the video at our wedding and every time we have seen him since. By the way, he said, “No.”

Don’t you feel so much better about your own embarrassing moments? I know. Your welcome. 

Do you have an embarrassing moment you would share?

Do you feel mortified afterward or can you laugh about it?

I double dog dare you to make your own list and blog it…

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Great piece, I felt your embarrassment. I wonder if I could make a poem out of them.
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I bet you could! Thanks RP!
Mine would take a book..:)
Thanks Linda!
I didn't even include the foot in mouth disease moments! Hahaha!
The funniest is the repair man running away!
These are indeed reddening moments.
Thanks Lea and when we needed more window replacements, they sent another guy! Hahaha!
Yamma-Hamma! I'm sorry to report that I am smiling at your expense. Thanks.
I love it! My favorite is the cop with the radar gun, but they're all great -- It helps that your embarrassing moments are all hysterically funny. And, yes, I DO feel better now about my own embarrassing moments. Thank you!
I have a few of those. Poor repair man! R
While my daughter's entire grade school was watching gathered for a class trip at the bus I tripped into a ditch in the school yard, in a skirt and carrying four coffees. I then had to hear about it all day on the trip, on the bus, at dinner, adnauseum.
I like the painter story, funny stuff... I have a bunch too but I am going to let sleeping dogs lie.
Thanks Mary for coming by. Yes they were and yet all I could do was stammer....but they are funny now!
OMG you have some real good ones and thanks for the insight and more.
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Looks like a lucky escape on the guy you asked out. You end up in some interesting places...
I once congratulated my son's guidance counselor on her pregnancy. Except she wasn't pregnant.

These are memory-provoking. r.
You just stirred up so many events I would rather forget...Always brought up on holidays at the table. Cringe!
I still embarrassed for you! Me? Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
These are all classic embarrassing, except the last. Nothing for you to be ashamed about in that situation. And if that guy showed up at my wedding with a video like that, I don't care who he was, I'd personally throw him out.
Love the cop in the middle of the road, and the muscle massaging one the best.
Hope others share theirs.And, what Matt said.
Susie, I bet you would get more rates if you switched the chairlift picture with the shower picture.
Ash, please, smile away!!!
Suzie remember I did this for you! lol!
Poor repairman?? Hahaha! Thanks for coming by Thoth!