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.