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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Apparently, My Capacity for Embarasment is Limitless

So, I selected a cute, black and white polka-dot shirt to wear to class today. It's got kind of a ruffle-y front and is a button-down shirt, with these little black buttons that look like the candy I used to eat off the strips of paper (dot candy -- is that what it's called?) when I was a kid. There's nothing out of the ordinary with this shirt, and I really like it (as some friends can attest, I am fond of polka-dots), but I want you to keep the above details in mind because this fairly innocuous shirt got rebellious with me today.

This afternoon, I am in my second, and last, class of the day and I'm teaching my little heart out. I don't know if I made a grand gesture, if I happened to turn abruptly, or if I took an unusually deep breath, but all of a sudden I heard the little clatter of plastic on the floor and I feel a breeze in my shirt. Looking down, I discover one of those cute, black buttons on the floor before me. Now, if fate were kind to me, that button would've popped off the shirt someone near my belly button or at the very top near my throat. But fate is not kind, people; no, fate is wicked.

That button was the one holding my busty self in.

So, there I am in front of 25 students (an almost equal mixture of male and female) and my bra, and what the bra contains, is on display for the whole room. All I could do was blush, laugh, and try to conceal my breasts by holding the two pieces of rebel fabric together. One student suggested stapling the shirt back together, and I did consider it, when a resourceful student came to my rescue with a safety pin she had in her purse. I was able to pin up the embarrassing peek-a-boo show, and I resumed the rest of class.

That resourceful student? She gets an "A."

23 comments:

Laura N said...

They will certainly always remember your class! That sounds like something that would happen to me. I wish The Girls would get in line and get smaller as the rest of me does. I'm still a 36D, although I can squeeze into 36C sports bras (have to wear two when I run, though, for the extra support). Sorry, probably TMI, but this is a booby post right? Didn't want you to feel all alone out there. ;-)

Erin said...

Oh boy! Hopefully you had a cute black bra on and not an ugly old lady one like I wear!

I would definitely be embarrassed but at least it was a "bust" issue rather than a "forgetful" issue. If you had been standing there and it had just come undone, it wouldn't have been as funny as you popping off a button. Oh, I feel some great one liners brewing in my chest...

Froyd said...

man, all I did in my class today was have them make paper airplanes.

your teaching methods are much more...open.

heeheehee!

Vanilla said...

That's too funny. It sounds like the kind of thing I used to dream about as a teenager, but that never actually happened.

Marcy said...

Dang!!! I hope no one had a camera phone :P

I was going to ask the same thing as Erin, I hope you had a cute bra instead of some ugly nursing bra or something wacky like that LOL

But on the bright side, I guess it's better than having your pants split open LOL

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh man, sounds like you handled it well. What a nice student. I once had a teacher in high school who was at the front with his fly open. Of course, we were all snickering, he looked down (casually!) and walked behind the podium and zipped up. Never missed a beat. It was funny, but I always thought it would have been funnier if he just acknowledged it and had fun with it.

I, too, was thinking, I hope her bra was cute!

RunningJayhawk said...

Hahaa...classic.

That shirt shall forever be deemed your "peek-a-boob polka dot blouse."

J~mom said...

At least you had a bra on. :>P

You have such a great spirit about these things...I would probably be eating a giant tub of ice cream.

BTW, did I ever tell you I rear ended a student leaving the parking lot? That was my most embarrassing teacher moment.

About your dream, did you re-read HP?

Krista said...

The good thing about your stories is you can post them here and get a good laugh! Can I just say that I think all women's blouses should have at least 4 buttons in said area? I'm always worried this will happen to me, and I often end up using a safety pin as back-up in that region. Maybe I just buy crappy shirts - who knows.

Margo said...

I don't know what made me laugh harder - the post or running jayhawk's "peek a boob" comment! :) I'm with Erin, thank goodness the button came off dramatically so you knew when it happened, as opposed to coming open and you not being aware of it for a bit.

Hands Off My Biscuits said...

If that had happened on a treadmill you'd have the Post of the Week.

ws said...

I was just thinking "no f-ing way" as I was reading it. Then I thought "she needs a paper clip, a paper clip." The staple would probably have scratched you...

keith said...

i bet registration for all of your classes is already full for next semester. let's just be happy nobody threw dollar bills at your feet.

Katie said...

Funny post...I'm with the rest. I was thinking, "Hope she has a cute bra on!" I just stumbled over your blog and bookmarked it. Katie from Seattle

Jess said...

Oh man that's an awkward situation! I'm glad that student had a pin for you. I can't image teaching the rest of the class while holding your shirt closed! Haha!

Katie said...

Hey...I wasn't sure where to leave this response to your question so here it is! A Phlebotomist is a Lab Technician...drawing blood, doing all sorts of fun lab tests! Thanks for dropping by my blog.
:-)
Katie from Seattle

Firefly's Running said...

Oh NO! That's #1 on the list of embarrassing moments.

Erin said...

Hands off my biscuit-when are you going to open your own blog or do you already have one title "I love Elway"? That's right, we have been onto you for a while. Time to mix up your signature :)

Shannon said...

Luckily your penchant for dressing sans undergarments doesn't apply to bras!

Amy said...

whoa. that is nothing short of horrible. i hope tomorrow is better :)

RunnerGirl said...

WOw... now that had to be an exciting couple of minutes!

Just12Finish said...

An "A"? That's resourceful? Resourceful is coming up with at least a dozen other possible solutions which would require somewhere between 30 mins to an hour to try out first. Now that would deserve an "A" :-)

miss petite america said...

i think that wast just a ploy to get the students to attend class regularly.

at least you weren't like gaping open all day without knowing it. that i think is worse. but really, everyone enjoys a little bra flashing now and then.