Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Has This Ever Happened to You?

Okay, have any of you had this happen to you? It’s happened to me more than once, I’m not going to admit how many times, suffice it to say, it’s just more than once.

A few minutes ago, during my lunch break, I went through the drive-in at my bank to make a deposit. (Because one of the kids paid their rent a day early, good kid) The line was long, so I figured I’d make good use of my time and give Mom a call. By the way, she’s getting much better.

So it’s my turn to pull up to the booth and I pull up close because my arms are kinda short and I’ve learned to compensate because I usually forget I’m small since I think I’m tall all the time, but I digress. I put my deposit slip into the container and pushed the button. When it comes back a few seconds later, with my left hand I grab the container to take it out of the little elevator vacuum thingy and I say to myself, "don’t drop it, don’t drop it, don’t drop it" and I drop it!.

Then I think, "I’d better hang up on Mom" which I do by saying, "Gotta go Mom, something just happened". I hear, "What? What happened? Are you okay? Aren’t you just at the bank.......? click. Thank God her short term memory is a bit "lost" right now, she’s not gonna remember that I hung up on her.

Just like the last couple of times, I can’t open the door to retrieve the damn container because I’m so very, very close to the booth due to my length challenged arms. And I think, "well, I can’t pull up because if it’s under my tire, I’ll crush the stupid thing." So I buzz the chick in the bank window and ask her if she can see it and with a roll of her eyes (well, I couldn’t really see her, but I know she did) and said, "Yes, you can pull up a little bit". So I carefully pulled up a little, got out of my car and couldn’t reach it, so I kicked it a little bit towards the middle of my car. (I’ve learned a thing or two from doing this a few times). Next I gave the gentleman behind me the universal "wait a minute" sign, got back into my car and drove further. I then got out of my car, retrieved the container and bowed to the gentleman, got the receipt out and exclaimed, "Yes, I know I’m a ditz!!!".

I got back into my car and as I drove away I realized that I’m wearing a very low cut blouse and my top button has popped open. Hey, that guy got a real eye full. No wonder he was laughing while I was driving off.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

"Those kind of days" where I just can't do right and by the way - I tucked my skirt into my panties . .yeah, I've been there.

MugwumpMom said...

I'm curious as to what the universal "wait a minute" sign is. That hasn't happened to me, but I did leave my fingerprints all over the screen of an ATM before I clued in it wasn't a touch screen. Does that count?

theresa said...

Michelle, I've seen the tucking the skirt into the panties thing a few times, but can't say I've ever done that. A friend of mine did it when she was only wearing see thru pantyhose. She was bringing band equipment into a bar for a Christian gig and she was wondering why everyone was checking her out!

The universal sign is holding up your index finger, at least that's what I think it is...I've done the touch screen mistake. Yes it counts.

Pattie said...

That is a hilarious story!
I too, have dropped that vacuum thingy. Of course, maybe the people in back of me would have been more appreciative if I showed a little skin ;)

mama without instructions said...

so funny. i would totally do that. totally.

Looney Mom said...

Oh man... I totally hate days like that. So sorry (funny though).

I'm trying to think of something stupid I've done to make you feel better but can't decide on ONE - so just trust me when I say you're not the only one!!

Liz

Bunnymama said...

OK..So I called in an order to Applebees Carside where they ask you what your car looks like and they'll bring out your food when you get there. So OK that's nice. I've ordered before but have gone in to pick it up myself. Sounds easy. They explain that they have 2 parking spots set aside. Yes I know, I've been there. So I go and wait and wait and wait and wonder just how will they see me in the back. But for sure, I AM in the designated to go spots. Except.....and here it comes.....I'm at Chili's

theresa said...

You are hysterical! Yep, I've done something like that. I once got a call to come to the nurses office to pick up my step-daughter because she was sick and I went to the school and asked for her and they just looked at me and laughed. She had graduated elementary school, where I went and was at her Junior High School. This child LIVED with me full-time since she was 6! I was so embarrassed!!!!

Yellow Mama said...

Oh yeah. I totally relate! I too am a shortie with short arms. I have been known to drive off with the canister only to watch the person behind me get out of the car and look for it. Very funny stuff.

Yellow Mama said...

Hey,

very funny story you posted on my blog. When we think we can't be embarrassed, they come up with another way to make us red!

Monica said...

ROTFL! Hilarious! No, I'm afraid I can't say this has happened to me (and I don't think long limbs has much to do with it) but thanks for giving me something new to be concerned about! The eye-full however, is a daily part of living for me. (I was born a C cup. OK, I was a little older. Amounts to the same.) I've got skin issues and two kids. They aren't so hot to me anymore but I've still learned to love them and smile at the unsolicited attention. LOL!