We all have them, uncomfortable when they happen but usually we can laugh after the event. I've chosen a few from a lifetime of the odd mishaps and most I don't remember in any detail now but I remember these. One happened when I was a very young nurse, I was with the professor of surgery on his teaching round going from bed to bed with his class of about twenty medical students. I was there to undress a patient etc. so the "great" man could teach.
We had come to a patient with a very deep abscess and the professor was probing and taking out puss and dead tissue. A medical student standing next to me was rocking on his feet, back and forward, each forward seemed to be more forward. I thought he was in danger of collapsing on the patient and the professor, so the next forward swing I grabbed him. The student jumped away loudly hissing, leave me alone! The professor mildly told me, to put that student down nurse.
Later in life, I might have had a comeback but at 18yrs I was just very red-faced. Later in life and touring Washington DC. on a very hot day with my family. We had walked miles missed lunch and now it was late afternoon. None of us felt up to eating a regular meal and decided that an ice cream would be nice and entered an ice cream cafe. A waiter came to take orders, I was asked what I would like. Innocently I said ....oh the big special would be fine.
The rest of the family received their orders. Then I saw all heads in cafe turn as our waiter came, he had what looked like a cake display plate carried high, piled with ice cream balls fruit and all kinds of stuff. This was put in front of me! Lesson learned, always ask how big the portion is LOL! Collecting a VIP who was opening an exhibition, I was driving and felt something creeping up my neck and it seemed intent on going up my nose! Not something alive thank God! It was the wire escaped from an underwire bra' In heavy traffic, I could not yank it out until I parked.Quickly dropped the wire as I got out of the car. When I returned to my car the wire was nowhere to be found???
In my farming days I was in the pig house our neighbour had just delivered the boar to visit our prize, Miss. Piggy. In walks our local vicar with the bishop, he had called to talk over a church matter. He talks away oblivious to the fact that the boar is very busy doing the job with Miss, Piggy. I'm trying to walk them all out of the pig house when the bishop leans down to me and says.......I see why they are called boars!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in