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.
Des situations gênantes, j’en ai vécues quelques-unes. Je pense que je pourrais écrire un livre sur le sujet juste avec celles que mon fils m’a fait subir.

At the daycare… À la garderie…

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.
Je viens récupérer mon fils après la journée de travail. Pendant que je l’aide à enfiler son habit de neige, il observe une mère qui parle avec une des éducatrices. Toutes les deux rient assez fort. Tout à coup, mon fils dit: «MAMAAAAAAN, la mère de Maxime a les dents jaunes.» «Mais non mon trésor et on ne dit pas ce genre de chose.» «Pourquoi? C’est vrai. Regarde», ajoute-t-il très fort en pointant du doigt.
Note: La maman et l’éducatrice ne riaient plus du tout et moi j’aurais voulu disparaître aussitôt.

At the dentist… Chez le dentiste…

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.
Pour éviter que mon fils de 7 ans ne sur-réagisse à la lumière intense pendant que le dentiste nettoie et examine ses dents, je lui fais porter des lunettes de soleil (c’est un anxieux et il est photo-sensible). Le dentiste qui le connaît bien lui dit sur un ton très autoritaire: «Bon maintenant que tu as l’air très cool, tu ouvres grand la bouche et restes calme, ok.» Et mon fils de répliquer: «Ça l’aiderait si vous mettiez votre masque parce que vous puez de la bouche.»
Note: Le dentiste avait mangé du bruschetta avec de l’ail le midi et il avait omis de se brosser les dents.

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

La situation la plus gênante est toutefois survenue plusieurs années avant la naissance de mon fils. J’avais 18 ans.

À la plage…

J’y suis avec une amie et son frère. Le ciel est bleu et on relaxe sur le sable. Quelqu’un nous tend un dépliant et nous propose d’essayer de faire du ski nautique. Pourquoi pas? Il y a trop de monde sur la plage de toute façon. On décide à pile ou face qui sera le ou la première. C’est moi. Quelle chance! Mon nouveau petit bikini me porte bonheur sans doute. Mon amie et son frère s’installent dans le bateau alors que moi je me prépare pour mon initiation au ski nautique. Malgré mes nombreuses tentatives pour rester hors de l’eau, je ne parviens pas à demeurer à la surface très longtemps. Le bateau semble-t-il ne démarrait pas assez rapidement ou ralentissait trop brusquement. Après une quinzaine de tentatives, je réussi et regarde fièrement mes amis. Ils riaient tous les deux comme des hyènes. Je pensais qu’ils se moquaient de moi parce que je n’étais pas très douée, mais quand même j’espérais un peu plus d’encouragements. Jusqu’à ce que je réalise la raison de leur fou rire: je n’avais plus de culotte de maillot. Je faisais du ski nautique les fesses à l’air! Je me suis immédiatement laissé tomber dans l’eau et je n’ai jamais refait de ski nautique. Aujourd’hui, lorsque j’y pense je trouve ça drôle, mais sur le coup j’étais un peu gênée à l’idée que le frère de mon amie aie vu bien plus que mes fesses.
Note: Heureusement, c’était dans les années 80. À l’époque, les téléphones cellulaires  n’existaient pas. Si je décide un jour de refaire du ski nautique, il n’est pas nécessaire de me rappeler de porter un maillot une pièce!
La prochaine édition de When Fashion and Nature Collide comprend beaucoup de photos en maillot de bain. Le thème du mois d’Août est l’océan. Notez la date dans votre agenda. C’est le 15 Août.
Pour ceux et celles qui se posent la question. Non, je n’ai pas fait de ski nautique pour le shoot. Mais j’ai fait de la plongée et on a vu un requin. Je vous raconterai l’anecdote très prochainement.
Avez-vous de drôles histoires embarrassantes à raconter? J’aurais bien envie de les connaître.
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66 Comments

  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. 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
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com/p/lingerie-and-intimates.html

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    1. My daughter did something similar while visiting a beekeeper. lol. Kids are wonderful indeed… Sometimes not so much though. Thanks for stopping by Cris. xoxo

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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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  5. 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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  6. 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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