It happens every year. Something embarrassing is bound to happen to you this year, and while I canít tell you not to be embarrassed, I can share with you exactly how common it is to be the girl with the toilet paper on her foot walking down the hallway. Here are a handful of my more embarrassing moments:
The Wrong Bathroom
Okay, there is one of these everywhere. No, I didnít actually walk into the wrong bathroom Ė but I ALMOST did. And that is just as embarrassing as if I really had. Iíve also had plenty of moments of confusion where I thought Iíd gone into the wrong bathroom and had that huge moment of panic before realizing that I was in the right place after all. Maybe Iím just paranoid.
Iíve had friends walk into the wrong bathroom before and they are mortified. Fortunately none of them ever made it much past the door before they realized that the blue tile walls and the strange boy walking out were signs of a problem, but Iím sure there are girls out there that have made it into a stall and been trapped. I will admit that Iíve used the boyís bathroom when itís one of those single rooms with a toilet. When someone is in the girlís bathroom forever, Iíll fly into the boyís bathroom when Iím in a rush. I just never touch anything while Iím there. EW!
The Rotten Comment
This is totally mortifying, but Iíll share it with you in hopes that you never do the same. There was once a new girl to the school, and I decided I didnít like her. I made a rather rude comment about her to a friend and the comment got back to the new girl. Naturally she got her feelings hurt, but most unfortunately for me, Iíd learned that day the comment was completely untrue. She wasnít the kind of person Iíd assumed she was.
Iím proud to say that I did go and talk to her and apologize profusely, but that doesnít make it okay. I was never good friends with her the way we should have been. I should never have opened my mouth like that in the first place. Whoever says ďwords can never hurt meĒ doesnít know how powerful junior high girls can be.
The Hot Girl
Okay, this one is my favorite. Not only because Iím the good guy, for once, but because itís so darn funny. I was part of a large group out on a school trip. We were staying in hotel rooms because it was overnight, and there were four people per room (four boys or four girls, mind you.) The popular thing to do was wander the halls of the hotel looking to see whatís going on with others and everyone had their door propped open.
I passed one room of guy friends and to this day I swear I heard, ďHey, Girl!Ē right after I walked past. So I stopped and went back to the open doorway. When I arrived one of my guy friends literally fell off the bed and crashed into the wall and everyone was totally laughing at him Ė but not because of the falling thing. It took them two years to be willing to tell me, but what I thought was ďHey, GirlĒ was really, ďThat girl is so hot!Ē (Good stuff, right?)
So when I went back to answer, ďHey, Girl,Ē what I did was pop back in the doorway and give that friend a hugely awkward moment. He thought Iíd heard him and was coming back to confront him or something. We tease him about it to this day.