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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Embarrassment (01/12/12)

TITLE: A Warm October Night
By C D Swanson


On a warm October night, nine years ago, after working late, I drove my car onto my driveway. I had been working on a project for the nursing home rehab unit. During this period, I barely had time to visit the "ladies room" let alone grab something to eat. I was losing weight from the 14 hour work days. All of my clothes were getting roomy. The pants suit I had worn that particular day was "swimming" around my waist.

As I turned off my car and pulled my keys out of the ignition, I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. I picked up my computer case and my purse and started for my house, when I heard a man's voice behind me.

"Hello, I am your new neighbor Tom Mitchell," the tall man said and extended his hand.

I had my purse and computer in one hand while extending the other, "Hello, welcome to the neighborhood."

My new neighbor stared at me with a whimsical look, then smiled before he replied, "Wow, now that is what I call a welcome!"

There I stood pants down around my ankles under the bright street light! Well, needless to say I tried to avoid our new neighbor for the longest time.

Note: This is a true story and happened exactly as I have written it. For the longest time I avoided my new neighbor...But God told me to "lighten" up and I realized that it was a matter of pride, and so I let it go.

Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV) Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

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harvestgal Ndaguba01/19/12
This was so funny to read but I'm sure it wasn't funny to you at the time. I can't imagine that. So perfect for the topic though.
Noel Mitaxa 01/19/12
I guess now every time you and your neighbour meet and remember that night, you smile - and quickly change the subject!
I've heard of being "caught underwears," but that was terrific!
Not only that, it's almost on topic!
Hiram Claudio01/20/12
I applaud your being willing to convey what was, at the time, such an unwelcomed moment. I'm glad you and your neighbor were able to move past this and become friends.

Its well written. Thanks for sharing it!
marcella franseen 01/20/12
That is VERY embarrassing! Great story!
Linda Goergen01/21/12
This is so funny and you tell it with such vivid detail that the mind just paints the picture! LOL
Ill bet the neighbor also got a few laughs retelling his experience of it. Glad you were able to move past the embarrassment and be able to laugh at it. Id say this truly fits the topic! LOL
Theresa Santy 01/21/12

Um, I mean, I'm so sorry.

Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/21/12
This is funny, though I suspected, even after all these years, you still cringe a bit when thinking about it. You certainly nailed the topic!
Leola Ogle 01/22/12
Too funny! So sorry for your plight, but what a delightful story! I especially loved this! Good job! God bless!
Ruth Tredway 01/23/12
If this were a contest for "most embarrassing moment," your story is in the running for a prize. It's funny now, but I'm glad it wasn't me. Good flow.
Catherine Maher01/25/12
Well now...... Thank God it was a warm evening. You ate your slice of humble pie graciously. You're a bigger 'man' than me...I'd never share this, let alone write it down. Please, God, let her win!!