Wednesday, 4 January 2006

To Laugh or Not to Laugh

Honestly, whenever I am think that I am having a feather ruffling day I just need to think back to a time when I was working at a high tech company here in the city.

It was the end of the day when a couple of co-workers were leaving the building with me to head to our cars. This particular complex is a winding maze of various labs joined by breezeways and long open walkways. As we walked out into a courtyard type area on the edge of the parking lot we all looked up to see a woman also walking to her car about 30 feet ahead of us. Normally we wouldn't have been shocked by this, but I must admit, we were completely flabbergausted by what we saw.

A woman dressed in a waist length coat, dress shoes, nylons and underwear was making her way across the courtyard. Her skirt seemed to have been left somewhere behind and she hadn't realized this!

The three of us stood there staring with our mouths open down to our shoes. Someone finally stated the obvious, "she's not wearing a skirt! I can see her underwear....all of them!" I stood there wondering how far she had walked like this. The nearest bathroom was nowhere near the entrance. She would have had to walk through the cafeteria and through security at the front entrance. We stated to each other that we couldn't believe that no one had alerted her to the fact that she was exposed from the waist down on her journey through the building. You may be asking if we took this opportunity to tell her. The answer would be HECK NO! We asked each other if we should, but each of us stood in our spot as if glued in place.

Did she loose her skirt? Did she do this on a dare? Was this the new look for this season? If so, it wasn't one I was willing to embrace. Did it not feel breezy? It was then that one of my friends noticed a small portion of her skirt sticking out the side of her jacket. She had just somehow managed to tuck her skirt fully under her jacket.

Finally as she entered her car we decided it was too late to relay this embarrasing information to her. We just hoped she wasn't on her way to the mall or something.

So next time you find a piece of toilet paper attached to your shoe, or you get caught in a pick....it could definately be worse!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

A teacher once arrived to one of our professional development days with a maxi pad stuck to the shoulder of her sweater. I backed slowly away.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

LOL!!!!!! Ok, she wins. I think I'd pick the underwear exposure over the maxi pad on the sweater. Lovely!

fourth_fret said...

did you see what her behavior was in the car? i mean... when she got in, did she notice? did she jerk her head around to see who saw!?

oh man, i'm breaking out into cold sweats just thinking about it...

Tropical Screamer said...

Aloha Choco:

You are funny as can be. Do you do the drawings, too?

Let's see those quilts. They must be amazing.

Thanks for visiting my blog this morning. Now I'm going to peep through your archives.

Darilyn

Deb said...

OMG! i thought I was the only one things like that happened to. There's hope for me after all! (LOL)

I went to a restaurant once, and during the course of the meal had to go to the restroom. On the way, two very handsome boys caught my eye.

On the way back I wiggled my behind as I walked past them. I got the desired effect, their jaws dropped as I walked by. Then my mom aced up, grabbed me by the shoulder, and hissed into my ear, "your skirt is tucked into the back of your panty hose and everyone here can see your polka dot underwear!" I wanted to melt!

Adventurer said...

I remember it was a fur coat.

Mr. Incredulous said...

My bet is that Captain Morgan or Jack Daniels is with her skirt...

anonymous said...

Ok thank you so much for the best laugh I have had all day!

*snicker* poor thing!

C -

laura r. said...
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laura r. said...

this happened to me once...
the maxi pad one is great!