Monday, December 3, 2018


Oh my gosh, gee whiz, jiminy I walked outta the rest room in a very public place, the hospital, with a peculiar whispy sound following me.   I stopped.  Looked down and around.  Toilet paper!  I had walked out trailing TP on my shoe bottom!  Holy cow.  That was a first.

Or was this worse--- when I was in 5th grade and my underwear's elastic band gave totally out and my drawers dropped.  They really did.  On the street.  At least the other kids didn't see that. No passers by at the time (yes, it's engraved in my memory) but cars were passing and I had to step out of them and pick them up.

Another embarrassment was when my best friend and I took a 6 mile walk for pity sake and it was a school day.  We'd walked 4 of those miles on a dirt road called Alexaulton Creek Rd.  When we came out to a 4 lane highway from the dirt road, and were going to walk it to get back to town, a car passed, then stopped. The driver and his wife looked at us and pointed and said, "GET IN THE CAR"!  We did.  We were silent all the way back to our separate homes and got  chewed out every inch of every mile along the way.  Both for playing hooky and for being two 12 year olds walking out on the public highway and on a dirt road.

They didn't tell my Dad.  Don't know if my girl friend's parents were told.  We never brought that embarrassment up to one another again.

Ah.  Childhood memories.  I got a million of them.


  1. I'm laughing at the tp thing, because a couple of years ago, at work, I ended up dragging tp that was stuck in my slacks' waist band. (I put paper down on the seat and a piece of it got caught when I was hauling everything up.) I don't think anyone saw me, but let me tell you, I've checked my back end in the bathroom mirror every time since! :-D

  2. I, thankfully, have never had the TP trail occur but back in high school, one of our substitute teachers came out of the restroom with her skirt tucked into the top of her pantyhose. Since I babysat for her regularly, my group of friends sad I had to tell her. I did, and she didn't even bat an eye. That was Myrtie for you!

    My most embarrassing moment came when I was working as a bank teller (customer service representative now). One of my clients came in all winter in his one piece snow suit, hat and gloves. Come spring he showed up dressed in a light jacket, t-shirt and jeans. My response - "I didn't recognize you without your clothes on". Ooops! I think he blushed as much as I did.

    Like you, I got caught on the highway with my best friend, except we were 16 and her mother was in the car that pulled up. Busted!

    Thanks for sharing, your stories sure made me laugh!

  3. I've never had any of those things happen - but I've had plenty of embarrassments. And I have a feeling they won't stop until a minute before I die. Even that may come in an embarrassing way; it's what I'll be remembered for. The toilet paper problem was right out of a tv sit-com, though. Good one!

  4. Fun childhood memories! And TP...! I think it's a very common accident lol. One of my embarrassing moments is that the bottom of my show fell off while I was walking in a train station. I had to look for a store to buy a new pair immediately!

  5. As a child, we don't have the capacity to see the 'big picture', 'cause we are only kids! In high school, my pants had a hole in the crotch, unbeknownst to me, but my classmates saw my purple underwear and I was bright red with embarrassment! And let's not mention nosebleeds in elementary school...

  6. OH MY word...this is great. I have been there done that on the tp situation...2.
    Both at very bad times. LOL But then when is it a good time to walk out of the loo with tp train?
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Life is full of embarrassing moments, shake it off and move forward

  8. Some people dwell on the past and some people move forward.

    I do both. I wish I had a time machine...

  9. Dearest Carole,
    That was very funny!
    We all need a good laugh at ourselves at times...
    Sending you hugs,