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Mortifying Moments

This past summer I attended the National Youth Ministries Fine Arts Festival in Orlando. One morning during breakfast I was carrying a glass of water up some stairs to my table. Half way up the stairs I tripped and fell flat on my face. The water flew everywhere and everybody was staring at me. It didn't help that the lady who came to mop it up slipped in the puddle and almost fell flat on her face as well. It was so embarrassing!


My class was doing a read aloud assignment in groups, and I was waiting to go to a dentist appointment. When I was called to the office someone on the intercom system said, "Will you please send Brittany Spears, I mean Church, down to the office ready to go home please?"


In my Friends Club group we always love to laugh and joke. Sometimes too much! One of my friends asked what a fetter was because apparently it was in the Bible and we all burst out laughing. I laughed so hard that I passed gas! Nobody heard it, but as I was laughing I said "Oh my goodness, I just farted!" and everybody started laughing harder.


A few years ago when I was in Stars Club, my friend was bouncing up and down while sitting cross–legged on her hands. I was copying her every move. Then someone knocked on the door, and my teacher said, “Come in.” Right as the person came through the door I passed gas very loudly, and the person turned out to be my pastor. He looked at me then quickly turned his head. I could tell he was trying not to laugh. I was completely humiliated.


A couple years back I had a crush on a boy in my home–school group. During my last year being home–schooled he finally found out that I liked him. I was going to tell him in private, but he was so popular then that no matter where he was there was always a crowd following him. My best friend was with me one day and offered to tell him that I liked him. Of course I said “no” because that’s when the in–crowd was there. We both casually walked away from the classroom. A few minutes later I saw my best friend running into the classroom where he was at the moment. Without even thinking, she yelled out “Ethan, Sarah likes you!” I couldn’t believe it! I was so embarrassed. Even though it was embarrassing and it hurt my feelings very badly at the time, my family and I still find some way to laugh about it today. To all the girls out there who have had the same kind of thing happen to you, I want you to realize that’s it’s not the end of the world.


I was answering a question in class and all of the sudden I burped the answer! Then I fell out of my chair twice! It was so embarrassing!


I was always considered the shy girl in my old school, but I really wanted to join the drama club. So I went for it. I performed a short skit and did awesome. I went back to my seat on the floor and had to sit there for 20 minutes. When I went to get up, I realized my foot was asleep and I fell. My shoe flew off and I knocked over a book–shelf and landed on someone’s head! I was no longer known as the shy girl but the school klutz!