Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Leaving (my undies) on a Jet Plane...

Oh! last night at last the anxiety and jitters and weird dreams departed...what a relief! I've been bouncing off the walls - here at home, in bloggersville, et cetera. Humph. I finally took a deep breath and put things back into perspective.

I was looking at a Redbook magazine last night and I always love the "Red in the Face, embarrassing moments" section. I've had too many embarrassing moments to count, but one recent one immediately came to mind.

Before I went to Oregon this past summer, I bought a few pair of those "boy cut" undies. They really are comfy. There was one pair that was so cute, and I didn't wear them until on the trip home...underneath a skirt...no stockings (I hate stockings, and it was summer anyway!).

So, I get on the plane no problem. I sit on the plane no problem. But, when it's time to get off the plane and walk the loonnnnngg walk in Dallas to change planes - erk - oops, the dang undies start to slide down....! OMG! I try to walk fast to find the ladies room, but that makes it worse - they slide lower, lower - and I just know I'm going to have undies around my ankles any second. So, I start walking this weird duckyish walk- trying to hold my upper thighs together, while still walking at a brisk pace...people are beginning to stare. I'm trying to WILL the undies to stay up. The undies have a mind of their own -they are snickering and think they really are quite halarious. I try to pretend I'm fixing my skirt and attempt to grab the undies in some kind of way - nope, undies slide and slip and dodge - crafty ole undies!

I can't remember such a long walk to a bathroom...and I barely made it -- those undies were dangerously low on my hips...when I reached the ladies room, they were slipping down my thighs - I ran into the stall and "rigged" them by, um, er, wedging them in best I could *laugh* -- Imagine thongless thongs *shudder*

I don't know which was worse - the thought of having to step out of my undies in the crowded Dallas airport, or the stupid ducky walk I had to do to keep the undies from doing that...haw!

What's your embarrassing moment?

(and don't forget to guess the number of jelly beans in the jellybean jar!)

(google images image from pictures-pictures.net )


Debbie said...

My entire blog is just one embarrassing story after another. But that underwear - I do not like it. Maybe there is a reason it is "boy" cut and maybe it doesn't fit women!
The changes on the blog look good, btw.

Janna Qualman said...

Oy, we don't have enough space here to go over my embarrassing moments, for I'm a clutzy, goobery sort of girl with little grace and composure...

Great story!

Angie Ledbetter said...

OMG, The Case of the Snickering Knickers. hehe. Remind me to tell you the story of my mom's escaped "drawers" at a huge anniversary gathering. As for me, I'll keep my red-faced stuff to myself...although, come to think of it, I'm not easy to embarrass. :)

I'm guessing 328 jellybeans! If I win, I'll pass on Deb's good book to another blogger since I've read and loved it. (You need to mention the contest in your post. BTW, who could pass by a post with this one's name?)

Walker said...

HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!
Thats really funny because its happened to me.
You should have just let them fall to the floor then kicked them up to you hand and say" "I lost 20 pounds in a week" and let the audience absorbe that.

Hmmm I have to get back to you on your question after i get dressed.
I amswer the door naked when the Jehovah Witnesses come knocking

kimmi said...

Lol!!! Too cute, Kat. Me, just one of MANY> Went on a day trip and in my haste to get out the door, three hours down the road, I looked down and saw I was still wearing my purple fuzzie house slippers. Had to find the nearest town that sold shoes! :D

Jenn Johansson said...

LOL! My little boys keep coming up and asking me why I'm laughing. I'm blaming you lady! That is the funniest story I've heard in a long time. I'm so glad those crafty undies didn't escape entirely or you may have had a very different story to tell! Although, I admit, it wouldn't have made it any less entertaining. :D

Barry said...

That was probably more than I needed to know, Kat, but hilarious!

My most embarrassing moment came when I was asked to give a brief 5 minute talk from a lectern to 200 people and accidentally spilled the glass of water they had provided, down the front of my pants making it look as if I had wet myself.

Of course no one in the audience knew my problem because I was shielded by the lectern, except that at some point I had to step out from behind the lectern in full view of the above mentioned 200 people.

An attempt to turn my five minutes into a pant drying marathon proved unsuccessful. And that's what makes this my most embarrassing moment.

Linda said...

Kathryn I just LOVE you and your sense of humor!! I couldn't stop laughing when I read this post this morning! I have way too many embarassing moments to name. One embarassing thing that I think of every time I check into a hotel is a story that a co-worker told me about once when he stepped out to put the room service tray on the floor next to the door....and the door closed....and he was buck naked! I swear I think of that story every time I put a room service tray out! And I ALWAYS make sure I'm fully clothed!

Terri Tiffany said...

600 is my guess!
I loved your story!! Also loved reading everyone else's stories as much!

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing!* - Angie - I want to hear about the escaped drawers *haw!*

Linda - I've seen that on movies, but it really actually happens in real life! gawd, laughing...

Ack, Barry - !

Kimmi - I've almost done that, walked out in my slippers *teehee*

Thank you all for commenting, and for the guesses on the jelly bean jar, too!