Have you ever done something so embarrassing that you want to just make believe it didn't happen? Just go back in time, redo what went wrong and then move on with your life? I think that as I have "grown up" that I have been better able to handle these moments. When I was much younger I would get angry and insist that no one even mention bad moments that happened to me. In my old age I think I am able to manage these moments much better and even laugh at myself...as hard as that might be.
The other day I had one of these moments. I was talking on the phone to someone, and out of habit / reflex when hanging up the call said, "ok, talk to you later. I love you." Unfortunately for me this "someone" was not my wife - it was another guy. But Laura was listening and couldn't stop laughing for quite sometime. She is still laughing. I was distraught enough that I threw my phone (onto a soft couch) and turned beet red. My wife's occasional reference to the "incident" also doesn't help in my trying to move on with my life. Maybe that's why I've decided to just simply tell the world... Will that help?
I guess it is one of those things I am so used to saying to Laura that it just snuck in there. Is it a good thing that I tell my wife that I love her (which I do) or does is it mean that I use these words too casually without thinking? Should I stop saying that on the phone and reserve the "I Love You" phrase to more personal moments?
What are your most embarrassing moments?
What is your reaction when something mortifying happens to you?
What is the "best" way of dealing with these situations?
Thanks for reading...and "I Love You!"