Thursday, February 03, 2005

If you can't laugh at yourself...

This is a cross post from my other blog, but I just had to spread the embarassment a little more of what happened to me yesterday:

There are some things that no matter how absurd, and how incredibly unlikely they are to happen to others, seem almost commonplace in my life.

While leaning over my desk to get a pen I had dropped between it and the window, I heard ripping fabric. That's usually never a good sign. I looked myself over and didn't see any gaping hole in the seam of my skirt, and my sweater seemed intact.

As I stood up, I felt my bra strap ricochet over the front of my shoulder like a popped rubber band. I shut and locked my office door and took off my sweater and searched for the sewing kit I keep in my drawer. Since the rip was where the strap hits the back of the band, I took it off so I could properly mend it. I of course, didn't think to put the sweater back on.

So here I am topless, cussing, in my office. You see where this is going right? Well you're wrong. But only sort of.

I realize I can hear muffled giggling. I bolt around to see if my door had come ajar. Nope. Then I see two men outside - window washing - directly outside of my window on the 28th floor.

I have only seen window washers one other time in the entire three years I've worked here. Of all days, it had to be today. Of all times, it had to be right then. I just laughed and waved, and then turned my back to the window. Because really, at that point what can you do?

And today, they were back. I'm going to have the cleanest windows in the entire country.

I suppose it's practice for Mardi Gras. We leave tomorrow for New Orleans - and no - I will not be flashing intentionally.

12 Comments:

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Soper said...

Hehehehe
Oh, that is priceless!

Boobies!

 
At 2:27 AM, Blogger akeeyu said...

Should I throw beads?

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger Toni said...

Gotta flash - just once to say you did it. Just not with video cameras around - otherwise we'll all see you on Girls Gone Wild :)

Have a great time!!!

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Not only did your story crack me up but Soper's comment--Boobies!--did the trick too! My hubby is a 12-year old boy at heart and loves all things 'boobies' so I had quite the chuckle. Glad you gave some window cleaners a thrill for their day (if not their year)!

Have a great time in N'awlins!

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger DeadBug said...

Oh, April--that's priceless. Snarf-laughing over here.

--Bugs

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger The Barrenness said...

Wow! Is that embarrassing! Good recovery on your part, though. So is that what I've got to do to get clean windows?

Just so you know, we'll be taking bead inventory when you return.

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Haaaaaaaa hahahahahaha ohhh.

But I swear I am laughing WITH you! Yeah, that's it.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger ms pickled eggs said...

if it makes you feel any better, I once caught my blouse on the draw of the till and ripped off four buttons exposing my over washed, grey bra - in front of a queue of customers.

And then there was the time I got caught having sex in a van - by the police. Now that time I was naked, unfortunately. *blushing deeply*

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Lala said...

Oh my g-d that was hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. At the window washers of course.

 
At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Manuela said...

Love it!

And did you flash??? Man... I totally did when I was down there for Mardi Gras... I still have the MOUND of beads I collected...

What the hell... they're just tits right?

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Judy Shubert said...

I found your article while "googling" the phrase "If you can't laugh at yourself..." Your humor is indeed priceless. Loved it.

 
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