Sometimes I Feel So Stupid

What she wore: black gauchos with a white pin-stripe, white tee, black strappy slides with a stacked heel.  The computer lab lady told me I’ve been looking nice lately.  Thanks!

Well, yesterday was real serious, and Zwebby reminded me of a little story from my past that I think will give you a giggle, so here goes:
 
I have what can only be described as talking-itis.  I can and will talk to a brick wall.  I talk ALL the time and sometimes I can say things that sound just plain stupid.  This was one of those times.
 
I went into a gas station when I first moved to Arkansas to buy a Reese’s fast break (yummy!).  The clerk had on a shirt that said, "Today could be Your Lucky Day."  I assume that this is some kind of lottery promotion.  Little did I know, there is no lottery in Arkansas (who knew?).   So, I say to the clerk, "do you think today could be my lucky day?"  This little blond twenty-something chick takes one look at me and says, "yeah, ummm, I’m straight."  
 
Imagine my embarassment.  She thought I was hitting on her (and with a pretty crappy pickup line).
 
I say, "yeah, me too.  I’m married, in fact, I didn’t mean it like that"  Stumble.  Mutter.  Pay for fast break and run to the car.
 
Needless to say, I’ve never been back to that gas station.
 
KM
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About takedeux

In one summer I had a baby who was hospitalized for five weeks, quit my job, and moved back to my hometown. This blog is about starting over.
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20 Responses to Sometimes I Feel So Stupid

  1. Unknown says:

    Embarrassing moments lol, I\’ve had a few, I keep my mouth shut nowdays, except here in blogland : ) Hugs Blabby

  2. Unknown says:

    Oh my!!!!  I bet you made her day!!
    Too funny!! I\’m still laughing!!
     
    Ashlie

  3. Unknown says:

    KM, I see you everywhere! lol  I\’ve seen ya alot on DM\’s space.  Thought I would pop in.  Regards and have a great week!
     
    ~Al

  4. Tracy says:

    Ha ha ha! That is hilarious!!

  5. Sue says:

    ROFL  That is hilarious.  Get your mind IN the gutter girl. 

  6. Jaysey says:

    LOL!  Oops…way to go.  Serves that girl right for wearing such a dumb shirt–bet she\’ll think twice before wearing it to work again thanks to you! 😉  I\’m sure that, working in a gas station, she probably got lots of fun "in the gutter" comments from a lot of really "nice" folks.

  7. Dena Marie says:

    What a priceless story, KM!! Even the phrasing of the question is funny: "Do you think today could be my lucky day?" Oh holy hell, that was hilarious! (Hmmm… I said "holy hell" on Jaysey\’s blog a little bit ago… that must be my "phrase du jour."
     
    –DM

  8. Sue says:

    Funny about diagonals. He won\’t listen, stubborn doctors think they know everything.  Maybe I\’ll just change it (been the same way for 8 years) and see if he notices *aha moment* 

  9. Antonella says:

    LOL!!! Didn\’t the girl realize what was on her shirt?!?!? How embarassing!!!
     
    How did the paper thing go?? I bet you couldn\’t do it!!!
     
    Antonella
     
     

  10. K says:

    OK.. so you must have some kind of Sag ascendant sign in you… because we suffer from the \’hoof-in-mouth\’ disease!  I think there is a disconnect btw the brain and what actually comes out of my mouth… LOL…
     
    Nawwhhh.. I wouldn\’t worry to much about it… if people  would actually stop for a minute and truly listened…. we wouldn\’t have to suffer the \’humiliation\’ that comes with this condition!
     
    LOL…. but I still giggle… I can relate…
     
    KC

  11. Gelati Farms says:

    Yes…I frequently say things I ought not to have said.  I blame this on my lack of that filter that most people have between their brains and their mouths.  I don\’t know when I lost it, or how…I just know that I don\’t appear to have it.  Once, I was  bringing food over to a neighbours house because her husband had just had a heart attack.  I brought lasagne and I assured her that because it would have felt strange to bring such a high fat, high cholesterol food over to a \’heart-attack house\’ I made every effort to make it as low fat as possible.  I mean REALLY?!?  Thank goodness we know each other very well and she found it funny.
     
    I am so pleased to know there is somebody else out there just like me.  I mean…not that I don\’t feel your pain and all…but I am so happy not to be the only verbal klutz on this continent!
     
    Alison

  12. Karen says:

    That\’s hilarious.  I myself believe I was born with my foot in my mouth, as it fits there so nicely.  Take care!

  13. tassietoo says:

    Too funny! LMAO…

  14. Unknown says:

    Gee I\’m not a chatter ox at all and I still say thing I wished I had not, story:
    My daughter her usband and I showed up at Ryder to rent a truck, I then found out thet cost more then U-Haul, but the guy at the counter said no we are the better deal, and yes they were!
    I  then said… "Ryder the right way" Well the four of them started cracking up I had no idea why, my daughter said "Mom… think about it"  I did and then died of embarrassment. I couldn\’t get away from them fast enough, I swear I thought I\’d have heart failure right then and there!
     
    Pebble

  15. Unknown says:

    There are Gremlins in my keyboard, they eat letters…*smile*

  16. Alicia says:

    LMFAO!!!  I\’d never show my face there again either!!!  🙂
     
    HUGS!!!

  17. Cheryl says:

    LMAO…can\’tbe to careful…Words have such varried meaning.  it is the problem with the English language..

  18. Unknown says:

    lol…Zwebbys so cute isn\’t he? He cracks me up…xoxo Mercy

  19. Gina says:

    HAHAHAHAHAH!! That is soooo HILARIOUS!!!  OMG…my sides hurt!

  20. russ says:

    Yep… you definitely need to work on your lesbian pick-up lines!!
     
    Sorry I missed this post! It made me laugh!
     
    Have an awesome day!
    Russ
     
    p.s. what general part of Arkansas are you in?

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