Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Awkward moments

“Share some embarrassing moments you faced in life honestly,” a colleague told me.
I blushed at first but then pressed the rewind button.
I remembered my trainee days when I got a rebuke from the editor for repeatedly pronouncing Sean Connery as “Seen” Connery and not “Schon.”
Another awkward moment was when I was sleeping after night shift and the grocery man knocked at the door. “You are always sleeping at home, while your wife works hard,” he advised. I refused to give him tip that day saying I am jobless.
A different uncomfortable moment was when I was newly married and offered to take my wife on a bicycle ride in Chennai. Moments later we both fell on the road and I instantly blamed her of being too fat. She did not talk to me the whole day.

27 comments:

  1. ha ha! U've shared your 2nd point on grocery man earlier! Only 3 such moments?? Uff..i have so many!

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  2. Just for a day. My would not talk to me for a long long time for that....

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  3. sweet!!
    and the seen thing...of calling schon or shawn has happened to almost every literate indian who has seen james bond or heart sean paul! !
    or ive seen as well as heard sean paul! he he!

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  4. Made me think what were mine most embarrassing moments, but unlike you I am not going to tell :D

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  5. No one in their right mind calls their newly-wed wife fat :). You were covering up for your poor biking skills. I liked the second instance where you saved up on your tip too :). I have seen most Indians say Seen or Saraa for Sera (pronunciation). Nothing to be embarrassed there. Try asking a firang to announce our names. Hell, they can't even say Iran or Iraq, they say Eye-ran or Eye-rack :).

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  6. hehe. bicycle ride sounded romantic but it wasn't!! too bad. ...!

    seen connery was also good! :)

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  7. Thats it! These are the most embarrassing? I am glad I am not doing a post like this. :D

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  8. Cycle savari ellam thevaya?Pavam wife.

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  9. Very nice flow.Good article
    Very nice flow.Good article
    Very nice flow.Good article
    Very nice flow.Good article
    Very nice flow.Good article

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  10. All are good and the last one is the best, Ramesh!

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  11. It happens to everyone i guess, we are all learners by mistake, you might have tried to show your heroism with bike in Annamalai style:)

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  12. You were one of the earliest to see the 'pitfalls' in married life!

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  13. Hilarious and mindblowing...I wouldnt have courage to do the same yet:)

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  14. Well very nice every one has its own. My most embarrassing situation in a school was when i dont zip the trousers. Classmates and girls laughing on my open letterbox.

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  15. hmm...nice instances.

    I have encoutered so many embarrising moments too....once was so bad...when after one month of our merriage...house was full of guests and my mother-in-law told me that I have to cook dinner for 20 people....

    hmm...I still shruge even to think of it....

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  16. sir neenga olliaga irupathhu unga thavaruv

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  17. Ohhh seen connorey was indeed the funniest!

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  18. since none of our other fellow bloggers have obliged I will narrate my all time embarrassing moment!

    Venue:
    Dinner at a restaurant with my parents and their much older friend.

    My age:
    15-16 years old (old enough to know)

    Background:
    After having eaten, I was feeling truly drowsy and listless and was miserably bored with their conversation when I found myself drifting off to another place!
    Suddenly I knew that the uncle must have realized that I was day dreaming!
    In order to make a quick save I flustered and asked, oh what does 'THAT' mean (I had completely missed the conversation and had no idea what they were talking about)?

    Incident:
    An awkward pause ensued when all the three looked in different directions waiting for the other to take a leap. That should have been my first clue, a premonition even! But I guess I was too sleepy and trying hard to sound involved!

    OMG:
    Finally that uncle began, " pornography means..." and continued with a description!

    Dan Dan Da:
    I could have kicked myself if I could but having to sit there through the most embarrassing minute of my life was worse!

    Now that I am old enough to giggle at my teenage embarrassment I thought we all could do with a laugh!
    :) :)

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  19. Dont you know , one must never take on the wife and the Police ever?

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  20. I like your second experience.... Good that she didnt bang u...lol..

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  21. She just didn't speak one day with you? I would have divorced you...hehehe.

    Awkward moments? Oh my...too many to tell and so embarrassing:)

    I didn't pay too much attention when two male friends were chatting. But then I heard one saying to the other:"Gosh, she's such a gorgeous, classy woman".

    Said I:"Why, thank you".

    Said my friend: "We didn't mean you. We talked about Cher".

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  22. Sean!! it that pronounced like that ... didnt know... :S
    you called ur wife fat and u r still alive :P hahahaha :D

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  23. Those are indeed awkward moments. :)

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