No one wants to be embarrassed. But unfortunately it happens to all of us from time to time. If you have never been embarrassed, you must lead a perfect life, and I envy you, but am also skeptical.

I've had more than my share of embarrassing moments. I try to cover them up as best I can, but that never seems to work. One of my biggest embarrassments include forgetting people's names. It's actually a two part embarrassment. First, when I am introduced to a person, I tend to let it go in one ear out the other. If I was immediately asked what the person's name is, I would most likely stumble. The other part is when I really do know the person's name, but under pressure, my mind goes blank. To make that awkward moment less awkward, I just chalk it up to being old. That usually gets a laugh.

And it's not limited to people's names. Sometimes I will be talking about an object or a place, and when I'm about to name that object or place, I can't remember the name. Why is that? Is it because I may be under pressure? Or am I thinking too fast and my mouth can't keep up? Yea, I've said things like "I need to borrow, um, that long skinny thing with a handle and a flat point on the end." I'm trying to describe a screwdriver. That's embarrassing.

Being on the radio can and does make for some embarrassing moments too. I've started a conversation many times and I'm not sure what I'm saying. A quote from Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on one of my favorite TV sitcoms 'The Office' on NBC sums it up perfectly when I start to talk and my mind goes off track - "Sometimes I'll start a sentence, and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way." Yep, that's me.

via NBC/The Office

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