Unfortunately, embarrassing moments are not so rare for me. Here is your proof and chuckle for the day.
If you missed it, please read, Part 1 – Why I Shouldn’t Try to Be Funny Or Cool first, because these stories go together.
So, the next day, I woke up with a sore throat. A short while later, I was in my car and saw a Walgreen’s. In I went in search of some numbing throat spray (and if I am being honest, a HUGE bag of Twizzlers). $9 later I get in my car and am at a stoplight. My throat hurts so badly I decide to bust into the cherry-flavored Chloraseptic numbing spray.
Since I am waiting for the light to turn green, naturally, I was watching the road. But, I’m cool enough to spray some of this in my mouth at close range without looking in the mirror, right? Not so much.
The spout was turned to the side and I actually sprayed red liquid on my cheek, the shoulder of my new Mr. Roger’s sweater and the car window. I looked at the window in stunned disbelief as the chorus from Peter Gabriel’s Red Rain came from no where. Then the neurons in my brain fired and I went looking for a Kleenex. The sweater isn’t too bad and the window cleaned right up, but I have a red spot on my cheek from the spray. Pretty.
In summary, special like this doesn’t come along every day, People. It’s a good thing I can laugh (and write) about it, or I would probably be really depressed. Have you laughed at yourself lately?