Oh my goodness, I had to dig deep for this post. I think it is because I rarely get embarrassed. It isn’t because I never do anything stupid or shameful, but because I have that kind of personality that shrugs that kind of thing off. Is that weird?
I also never write embarrassing things happening to my characters (propably because I have so little experience). I’ve realized I need to work on that. I’m making a goal now to put that something embarrassing in my current WIP.
So instead of a story about me I will share something that happened to my dad’s best friend :) Is that cheating? Sorry :)
My dad is a phenomenal skier. He was on the downhill ski team in college and when I was just a baby he worked for Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Wyoming.
One day he and his best friend Michael were assigned to patrol the slopes. So, dad and Michael are skiing around helping the inept skiers and Michael suddenly has a problem. He needs to go to the bathroom. They are at the top of a run and there isn’t really anytime to make it to the bottom.
What would you do? Me? I don’t know. Do you really have options? I can see what is coming, but evidently Michael can’t.
Michael skis off the run and into the trees—far away from people. Of course. Now this story would be okay if the bathroom problem was a standing up problem, but it isn’t. This is a squatting bathroom problem. *shakes head*.
Michael drops his pants and…takes care of business. And then suddenly he’s moving…backward…down the mountain. Gives new meaning to the phrase—a** backward :)
I’ve heard this story from Michael’s own lips, so I know what he was thinking. He was sure he could turn himself around, so he just kept on going. My dad is racing after him, but Michael is in a tuck and cruising down the run. Luckily he’s a great skier and manages to miss all the other skiers.
By the time my dad catches up, Michael is at the bottom of the run lying in a heap laughing his frozen butt off. At least he has a sense of humor!
Thanks for the fun blog hop Cassie. If you want to read the other entries check out her blog.