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Life’s Little Awkward and Amusing Moments

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Okay, we’ve all had them – silly embarrassing moments we have either done ourselves or witnessed.  At first, I am usually horrified with embarrassment when it comes to something I have done.  And then, l go home, and die laughing as I share what happened with family and friends.


Friends Laughing Over Tea


I work from home, so I don’t exactly dress in business attire.  Usually I wear very comfortable clothes that I wouldn’t be caught dead in.  I remember about a year ago, I ran to the grocery store (Publix) looking like a “ragamuffin”.  I ran into the store when it opened at 7:00 a.m. so I wouldn’t run into anyone I know dressed that way.  When I got my few items, I approached the checkout counter and looked up as I heard my name.  There was an old work acquaintance, Carrie, that I hadn’t seen in at least two years.  After exchanging pleasantries, Carrie, said, “Oh, by the way, Clare…. 




 … I thought you might like to know, your shirt is inside out.”  I looked down in horror and low and behold, it certainly was.  I just shook my head, we laughed, and I left.  Goodness!


Another one of those memorable moments that comes to mind – I was at a restaurant one day and looked up, and I was facing the back of a pretty woman at a nearby table.  She was impeccably dressed, well-groomed enjoying a meal with her family or friends.  Then I saw ….




That’s right, she forgot to remove the price tag/ label off her dress!  Yikes, surely when she left the restaurant one of her friends must have her so she wouldn’t have to go to her next destination that way.  But, it could have been worse, her dress could have been inside out!


A group of us were out at our favorite cafe recently, and Barbara gets up to go to the bathroom.  Unlike most times, instead of all four of us going to the bathroom at once – like girls love to do – we were engaged in a juicy story so Barbara ran to the ladies’ room by herself.  About five minutes later, we looked up and Barbara returned to the table like this…


toilet paper


That’s right, Barbara had a trail of toilet paper coming off her shoe.  It took us about 10 minutes to stop howling before we could actually get the words out, “Barbara, you’ve got toilet paper stuck on your shoe!!!!”


Awhile back, I ran out with a few of my co-workers for lunch one day, and we had a great Chinese meal, complete with chicken, broccoli, fried rice and egg rolls.  We were late coming back to the office, and I stopped, looked at my friend, Jackie, and asked her, “Do I have anything in my teeth”?  And smiled!




Jackie exclaimed laughing, “Clare, you have so much stuff on your teeth that it’s a wonder your head isn’t tilted over!!!” 


I remember, years ago, working in a law firm downtown.   I ran quickly into the elevator and a lawyer who worked in the office next door was already in the elevator.  We exchanged pleasantries as I walked out of the elevator on my floor.  When I looked down to pull out my key to get into the office I saw….




My goodness, how embarrassing!  I pulled my shirt down and laughed as I walked in the door.  I mean, there was nothing I could do except laugh about it (and wonder how long I had been walking around like that)!


And, often we women are running late.  There is just so much to getting ready – blow drying our hair, putting on makeup, thinking about everything on our to do list… and trying frantically just to make it out the door!  And then, as you breathe a sigh of relief that you have made it to your appointment or work on time, you look down and see this…




Or, as I am quickly “putting myself together” to meet some friends, I look up and ask my daughter, Caitlin, “how do I look?”  Maybe… I should have looked in the mirror to check my lipstick one more time …


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And I have (unfortunately more more than once), walked into the “Men’s” room by mistake.  It’s pretty easy to get confused – with all the DIFFERENT NAMES these days used for “Ladies” and “Men’s” Rooms.  Nowadays, places like Outback Steakhouse has “Blokes” and “Sheilas”.  I’ve seen at other steakhouses “Bulls” and “Cows.”  At seafood restaurants, I’ve noticed “Gulls” and “Buoys” and  at Mexican restaurants “Senor” or “Senora.”  The most confusing for me has certainly been … “XX” and “XY” – the chromosomes!  I think I may have to go back to school or take a dictionary with me to get it right!


I hope these stories put a smile on your face.  I bet you have some great stories of your own!


Until next time… may your socks always match, and shoes be toilet paper free –




Clare is a 57-year-old fun loving Italian-American self-proclaimed “Jersey Girl” who believes, “Life ain’t easy street. Life is one of those crazy little city streets, complete with potholes that could swallow your car.” With one foot planted in fun and the other planted firmly in her Christian faith, Clare enjoys making people laugh while helping them navigate life’s “crazy little city streets”. Clare has raised two girls (now grown young adults) with her husband, Michial, Clare is ready to take on the challenges of making new friends through her blog, Life Ain’t Easy Street. With an aim to entertain while addressing topics important to women, Clare’s focus on the positive power of good stories, good friends, inspiring women, and strong faith will have you looking forward to reading the next post. Clare is a freelance writer who lives a real life in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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  • Nance Biswas says:

    lol! This is awesome! Thanks for making me laugh today. I usually have a bunch of good laughs because of my baby’s logical thinking. 😀 It’s a blessing to be able to laugh once in a while!

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Nance – causing my readers to smile and laugh over this one was my goal!  Thanks for sharing that you enjoyed it!  Glad it gave you a chuckle for the day!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hahahahahahahahaha constant lipstick on teeth check is always needed for you Mom 😉

    • Clare says:

      Yes yes – WHICH daughter is this!!!????? Ha ha ha – readers:  I go out constantly with lipstick on my teeth!  My kids joke with me all the time!  🙂  🙂


  • Ha, this is great! I have done all of these things! My grandmother was the BEST at laughing hysterically whenever embarrassing things happened to her (or to anyone else!), and her example has always stuck with me: Don’t take life, or yourself, too seriously! If you laugh first, then you’re laughing WITH all the people who are laughing AT you. 😀 Loved this; thanks for the laughs.

    • Clare says:

      I am so so glad you laughed Elizabeth – laughing is one of my FAVORITE pass times – My mother (now in heaven) was so funny and would laugh at all this stuff too – miss that!  So glad you enjoyed the post and glad you stopped in!

  • Susan says:

    Oh my goodness! I could relate to all of these. The blouse tucked into the pants  … I’ve done that at church when I’ve exited the restroom more times than I care to remember. Thanks for putting a smile on my face to start the day. 🙂

    • Clare says:

      So glad you can relate, Susan!!!!! I think most of us can!!!!! I try to laugh when these things happen – I am so glad this put a smile on your face – enjoy the rest of your day!

  • Shelah says:

    Ha! This is funny. I think just about every one of those situations has happened to me.

    • Clare says:

      Shelah – so glad you enjoyed it and laughed!  That was my intent and goodness… most of these things and more happen or have happened to us, right???!!!!!   🙂  🙂  Life has its funny moments that’s for sure!

  • Mary Collins says:

    Mercy. I can relate. We were having an elegant program at church, where I was program chair. Dressed in after-five attire, I love the numerous layers in the delicate skirt I wore that day. I had gone to use the restroom. Unknowingly, I had stuffed the back of my skirt into my pantyhose. When I came out one of the teenagers was bent over laughing. She eventually told me about my skirt to my horror. I wanted to dig a hole into the floor and jump into it.

    • Clare says:

      Ha ha – I bet you were mortified when you first found out, Mary, as we all are!!  But it makes such a FUNNY FUN story for afterwards!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!  🙂  🙂  Enjoyed it!


  • donna says:

    This made me laugh and brightened my day! I have had my fair share of moments like these.

    • Clare says:

      Good Donna!  I am so delighted it made you laugh and brighten your day.  I appreciate your stopping by and sharing your comments!   🙂  🙂


  • Amanda says:

    I love this! Love your sense of humor. I have almost walked into the men’s restroom on several occasions as well. I’ve even went back out a few times to look at the door to make sure. Were always so busy that we forget life is happening all around us. Thanks for sharing.

    • Clare says:

      Thanks for appreciating my sense of humor!  I love love love to be entertained and laugh… and enjoy making others smile and laugh, too!  I know, right, we have all had these silly moments…. I didn’t even mention the times I’ve walked into doors and walls, etc. and etc. – lots of other stuff too!!!!!!

  • Maria Hass says:

    Oh I’m convinced that if it’s embarrassing, it will or has happened to me! But if we can’t find the humor in it, we’re bound to have a pretty sour life! I’m glad you were open and willing to share.

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Maria – love your perspective and thanks for sharing it!  Life would be pretty sour if we didn’t laugh once in awhile!!!! 🙂  🙂

  • Farrah says:

    Oh, goodness, hahaha. These are great! I tend to just laugh [a lottt] when I find myself in embarassing predicaments. There’s little else you really can do, so you might as well make it so everyone’s just laughing with you! ;P

  • Amy says:

    Oh my gosh! YES! I have so many instances of doing things like this it’s ridiculous. The worst most recently was  at Diocesan youth event I was helping with. It was our annual awards gala so there were a ton of people there and we were all dressed to the nines. I’d just been introduced to a youth minister and we were visiting when he asked me if I had any kids at the event. I told him yes I did and pointed out my daughter.  He then asked me how old I was, because I didn’t look old enough to have a teenager. (I had her very young.) And I told him I was the wrong age and he called me out on it! And right after he was like uh, you aren’t 33 that math doesn’t add up I realized that I hadn’t taken the tags off my dress. I was like, you’re right! My husband is 33 not me! I got confused, please excuse me I just realized that the reason I’m squirming and itchy is because the tags are still on my dress. I know he thought I was the biggest airhead. But I thought it was hilarious.

    • Clare says:

      That’s good – that’s funny!!!!!!  Goodness, it can be so embarrassing at first …. but afterwards hilarious!  And makes for good stories later!!!  Thanks so much for sharing the story!  I know I wasn’t alone…. lots and lots of funny stories out there!   🙂  🙂

  • Oh I have been laughing and remembering my most embarrassing moments. I can feel your pain, girl! My skirt once fell down at  church- talking about embarrassing. But funny because every man in the foyer pretended NOT to see me in my girdle…lmbo Thanks for letting me into your moments!

    • Clare says:

      Ha ha – I’m laughing out loud on that one, Gigi!  Goodness, I know – it’s hard when you see something in a group that is embarrassing but funny and trying to pretend that you didn’t see it!  Glad you enjoyed the post and that you laughed!  We all need more laughter and smiles in our lives, it think!  And thanks so much for sharing your story!

  • Kate Hardin says:

    So funny. When I was Pregnant  and at my baby shower I got my dress stuck in my tights… oh and did I mention the shower was in a very nice venue, where we were sharing a room with another shower and I walked all the way across the room like that. 🙂

    • Clare says:

      Ha ha – that is too too fun, Kate!!!!!!  Wow we all do these things – thanks for sharing YOUR funny story!!!!!  We all need a good chuckle – I need them often to survive our lives!  🙂  🙂

  • Lol! I loved this. I had an awkward moment this week. My gym has a kids club that I leave my 1 and 2 year old boys in while I work out. This last time, I got there a little late and ended up with only 5 minutes to take a shower and get dressed before the kids club closed. Surprisingly I made it right on time but I had left my hair towel on.

    Well, I came running into the kids club and right into the middle of a huge circle of gym employees (about 25 or so). They were about to start a meeting as soon as it closed. Thankfully my kids were not the last ones in there but I picked up their stuff and made it out of their as fast as I could. Lol.

    • Clare says:

      Grace – I’m chuckling out loud!!!! We woman are always always rushing around (I remember some of those days when my kids were very young) – that’s hysterical!  Thanks for sharing!   Love it!  🙂  🙂

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