Saturday, September 20, 2008

The most embarassing moment of my life.

This moment occurred in 2005 while working as a sales associate at Dillard's.

The store usually has a regular music mix that plays all day long for months on end. This day, a new mix was playing. Apparently a co-worker of mine had brought her own mix and it was playing in the store. I did not know this. I thought the cd came from corporate.

Halfway through my day, I saw said co-worker on the floor. There was a terrible song playing. I said to her, "I can't stand this song, I wish it wasn't on the store cd." She smiled at me and asked me why I didn't like the song. I said," I don't know... I think it's the singer's voice. It's really bad. Who sings this song?" And then she said it. "Me. I recorded it."

My jaw dropped. My face went red. I considered turning away and running in the other direction. Severe embarrassment. Could I please crawl in a hole? Now?

How do you come back from something like that? I just apologized and told her that if I had any idea that it was her singing I wouldn't have ever said a word.

This girl and I did not talk much after this event, although word of my faux pas traveled throughout the store in record time. Ouch.

8 comments:

Just Jaime! said...

YES! I loved the way you wrote this! Perfect!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

if you ask me, that girl should have kept her mouth shut. i think it's way more embarrassing for her-she's the one who recorded a crappy song with her crappy voice, right? and then she told everyone that someone thought she sucked? but either way it's an excellent story. glad it wasn't me on either side.

Terri and Jack said...

Funny funny! I had never heard that story!

Crazy McWife said...

I was literally ROFL. :) I read it to my husband, we thought it was hilarious!

Morgan said...

Oh man, that is worse than asking a non-pregnant lady when she is due.

allison said...

heard it three times. still laughing.

Heather and Billy said...

ouch indeed! But there is definitely a point there..Why would you spread the word that someone thought you sounded horrible? I'm sure you weren't the only one who thought that.

sarahbclark! said...

yeah, that's bad. but also, it's a little more embarrassing for her, like others have pointed out. hmm. that's definitely a foot-in-mouth moment.
i did laugh really hard though!
what song was it?