3 Funny Embarrassing Situations

Uncomfortable situations, I have experience a number of them. I think I could write a book on the subject just with the ones my son made me endure.

At the daycare… 

After the day’s work. While I help my son put on his snow suit, he watches a mother talking to one of the educators. Both are laughing loudly. All of a sudden, my son says: “MOMMMMM, Maxime’s mother has yellow teeth.” “Of course not sweetheart and we do not say such things.” I replied. ”Why? It’s true. Look!” He adds pointing at the lady.
Note: The mother and the educator were not laughing anymore and I just wanted to disappear as fast as possible.

At the dentist… 

To prevent my 7-year-old son from over-reacting to the intense light while the dentist cleans and examines his teeth, I make him wear sunglasses (he’s anxious and photo-sensitive). The dentist who knows him well said in a very authoritative tone: “Well now that you look very cool, open your mouth and stay calm.” My son replied: “It would help if you put on your mask because you have a really smelly breath.”
Note: The dentist had eaten bruschetta with garlic at lunch and he had failed to brush his teeth.

The most embarrassing situation, however, occurred long before the birth of my son. I was 18 years old.

To the beach… 

I’m there with a friend and her brother. The sky is blue and we are relaxing on the sand. Someone hands us a brochure and offers us to try water skiing. Why not? There are too many people on the beach anyway. We decided to flip a coin to determine who will be first. It’s me. What luck! My new little bikini brings me good luck, no doubt. My friend and her brother are settling into the boat while I am getting ready for my initiation to water skiing. Despite my many attempts to get out of the water, I cannot stay on the surface for long. The boat does not seem to be starting fast enough or it’s slowing down too fast. After fifteen attempts, I succeed and proudly look at my friends. They both laughed like hyenas. I thought they were making fun of me because I was not very good, but still I was hoping for a little more encouragement. Until I realized the reason for their laughter: I was no longer wearing the bottom of my bikini. I was water skiing buttocks in the air! I immediately dropped into the water and never did water skiing again. Today, when I think about it I find it funny, but on the spot I was a little embarrassed to the idea that the brother of my friend had seen much more than my buttocks.
Note: Fortunately, this happened in the 80s. At the time, cell phones did not exist. If I decide to go water skiing ever again, I don’t need to be reminded to wear a one-piece swimsuit!
The next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide includes many photos in swimsuit coz the theme of the month of August is the ocean. Mark your calendars, it’s on August 15th. Hope you’ll come laugh, love and embrace life with us!
For those of you who are wondering. Nope. I did not do any water skiing for the shoot. But I went diving and we encountered a reef shark! I will tell you more about it soon.
What is the most embarrassing situation you have ever been in? I’m dying to know.
Original idea and storyboard by Dominique Nancy of 3C Style – Illustration by Angie Ordonez @thexostudio_scubadiving_nothingmakesyoufeel 2
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  1. Loved this post Dominique and it is good you can laugh about these things now😄😄😄.
    Kids are really good at saying what they think! And loudly!😄
    Your readers are really going to enjoy this post – and next week’s post with your pics from Mexico. X

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    1. Thanks. Of course we have to laugh about these things. I have so many funny embarrassing moments I could share. I better laugh about it. I hope I won’t be embarrassing myself with my pics from Mexico though!

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  2. I also had a bikini related incident – they are tricky little devils if you want to do anything other than sunbathe in them! Anyway, I was wave jumping in Barbados when I lost focus for the barest moment; a wave smacked me over the back of the head and I was dragged under water. I righted myself, all was well………for about 3 seconds when a second wave caught me. I was once again dragged under the water and along the sea bed which was a bit like being dragged across a sheet of sandpaper by the way. Surfacing for the second time, coughing and spluttering but glad to be alive I realised that I was the object of some interest from my fellow beach residents. The reason? Well, my bikini top was twisted around my neck and my bikini bottoms were around my knees (both boobs and knees had fairly extensive gravel rash!). I adjusted everything and tried to jog, as nonchalantly as possible, back to my waiting husband who was looking at me with an amused and ‘why am I not surprised’ expression. My jogging was hampered by my bikini bottoms which, I realised, were full of sand, the weight of which was dragging them downwards.
    It’s virtually impossible to evacuate sand from bikini bottoms in a dignified manner but I did my best and slunk back to my husband, red faced and with less skin than I’d had when entering the water. He pointed out I’d lost my brand new Raybans. All in all not my finest moment!

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    1. So sorry to hear that. May I ask, is the lost of your hubby what made you start blogging? P.S. Sorry for taking so long to reply to you. It’s a bit crazy at work at the moment…

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    2. Yes and no, it was more than 4 years ago but I’d reached a point when I wanted to start communicating with the outside world again and I find writing really cathartic so blogging seemed like a good idea 😊
      Don’t worry, it’s nice to hear from you x

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  3. Oh Dominique, tu sais es absolument hilarente!!! J’en veux d’autres! Je n’ai qu’à imaginer ton visage dans ces situations où tu tentes de récupérer 😄😄😄
    J’ai hâte au 15😎!
    Tu as illuminé ce matin gris. ..

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    1. J’ai tellement d’anecdotes que je pourrais raconter. Tu n’as pas idée, Imelda. Avec leur TDAH, Jocelyn, Emma et Olivier sont des sources d’inspiration constantes! L’édition de mercredi prochain est assez impressionnante. Il ne faut pas la manquer. Emma a fait plusieurs des photos. xoxo

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  4. Oh I’m sure you realise embarrassment and I are close acquaintances! I thought it was bad before I had kids but honestly, I don’t think men make you pregnant at all. It’s Karma and it’s laughing like a maniac!

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  5. Hahaha Love all the stories. They are great memories. I remember embarrassing my mother Bananas are my favourite fruit, when I was about 4 years old my mother took me to a banana farm and the farmer kindly said: You are such a good girl I am going to give you a bunch of bananas, so he handle me a huge bunch and I replied to him: Is that all? You have all these banana trees full of bananas and I get only one bunch? She wanted to fall in a hole and disappear. lol. Don’t you love kids? Have a great day Dominique. xoxo Cris

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    1. Linda, you wouldn’t believe how many embarrassing moments I had. I’m not joking when I say that I could write a book on the topic. The water skiing moment is not even the most embarrassing one! 😋

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    2. I’m not forgetting you dear friend. I have plenty stories… Just have to find the time to write them. Do you like the version of Little Red Ridding Hood that I have sent you?

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    3. Yay! As Dumbledore would say: “Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” You shall get more then dear friend. Some embarrassing moments perhaps?

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    1. Quelle belle surprise de découvrir que tu parles le français. Oui, j’imagine que je dois davantage développer mon sens du punch. Au moins, il y avait un élément de surprise à la fin. 😂 Merci pour ton commentaire.

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  6. What a fantastic and hilarious post! Kids honesty comes at the worst moments. You bathing suit story really made me laugh. I had a similar incident as a teen while tubing…so I’m laughing with you my friend! I know everyone will love your pictures from Mexico! Much love to you! 😂😊💗

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  7. Well, for what it’s worth I think your son was perfectly right in pointing these out. 😊 First: yellow teeth can be a sign of tobacco – very bad indeed (though I’m afraid mine also tend to be more yellow because of all that tea and coffee I drink!! Never smoked a cigarette in my life!). And what good can a dentist be who doesn’t brush his teeth?! Also being so close to his patients he really shouldn’t go for the garlic at lunch.😉
    As to you bikini – that one is hilarious!!! 😄 And I’m so glad back then there were no smartphones around.😉
    I enjoyed a similar thing when swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and the waves were kind of wild – when I came out my top was missing!!! 😂

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    1. If you don’t mind I won’t tell my son you are on his side. 😊 This dentist’s clients are mostly kids. I guess he thought that none of them would notice or say anything. Aha… Poor you. But that’s what I call Making Waves! 😄

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  8. Kids are just so honest and innocent. It’s endearing. Of course when you’re not the center of their embarrassing comment.
    The jet ski story was indeed hilarious. How could you lose your bottoms?
    I choose to forget any embarrassing situations of my own.

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