When I first came to college, I hoped that I wouldn’t have too many embarrassing moments before I made friends.
I did, of course, have many embarrassing moments. Fortunately, retelling the incidents helped me make friends. (I blogged about this here: https://livetidbits.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/embarrassing-moments/)
Come second semester, the friends I made are still my friends and embarrassing moments come around more rarely.
Then came English class. It was the second day in class and I was hoping to become friends with the people sitting around me; you know, trying to make that good first impression.
You should know, English is one of my better subjects. I usually do pretty well.
Anyways, the moment came while we were discussing “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathon Swift. There were two questions on the board and my class partner and I were supposed to be discussing them. I finished giving my answer to the first one and was both listening to my partners answer and thinking about my answer to the second question.
His answer was quite eloquent and I told him, “That was really good wording.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t focused on what I was saying and I think it came out more like, “Tatwuzrelaygoodwerding.” He was like, “What?” and for some reason I completely fumbled my words and only managed to get out, “Wording, good.”
Somehow I don’t think my answer was quite as eloquent…
Was it embarrassing? Yes.