The Most Embarrassing and Ridiculous Thing I’ve Ever Said

I’ll never forget this!

I don’t know why I was thinking about this today. I was walking home from the garage after dropping off my scooter and this memory popped up in my brain. 🤷‍♀️

I’ll tell you mine and then I want you to share yours!

Awhile back I started the 40 Things I Love Challenge and I thought it was time to start another one, but a fun one!! I’ll tag a bunch of peeps at the end of this. 😁😉

Here we go!

Sicily, 1963

Ok so it wasn’t really Sicily and it wasn’t 1963 but that’s a good way to start.

About 15 years ago or so, maybe longer, I was a Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor at our local YMCA. I had fun at that job and met a ton of really cool people. Some I still talk to to this day.

Now if you have ever been inside of a gym, you’ll know most people are in shorts, running shoes and tank tops/t-shirts. Women usually have no makeup on, and hair is messy.

Men just look like themselves, kinda, except they are in gym clothes, baseball caps and usually sweaty and stinky. 🏋️‍♂️

I would see these people 5 days a week, sweating their asses off at the gym. Ironically enough, I hardly saw any of them outside of the gym. A few, but not many.

Did she just say that?

So one night a friend and I decided to go to the casino. Not something I do often at all but it was just a random fun thing (and super expensive) to do.

One of the casino workers happened to be a member of the gym. I saw him at the gym all the time and as usual, always greeted him with a hello.

I was surprised and delighted to see someone outside of the gym in normal clothes. That just didn’t happen very often. As a casino worker, he had on a shirt and tie and dress pants. He looked very dapper.

Now, if you’ve ever been in a casino, they’re kinda loud. Like sometimes you have to talk really loud to someone so they’ll hear you.

So I see “John” and I’m happy to see him though I hardly recognized him because he’s not in gym clothes, you know.

I walk up to him to go say hi and we exchange pleasantries and then I say, rather loudly, because you know, casinos are loud…

“Hi John! I hardly recognized you with clothes on!”


As soon as the words were out of my mouth I realized it was too late to take them back. Oh. My. God.

Did I seriously just say that??

I quickly turned a million shades of red, looked around and of course other people overheard this.

Ya. Good times indeed!

We both immediately laughed. We brushed it off, chatted a wee bit more and I was leaving I said to him, “see you at the gym with no clothes!”

I’ll never forget this for as long as I live.

Your turn!! What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever said to anyone or did? Tagging time!! Here we go: Cheney Meaghan Elle Fredine Elle Rogers Jeff Barton Jason Weiland Joren van Schaik Bebe Nicholson Kyrie Gray Mike Arnold Christine Graves

Give me your best! It’s time to have some fun on Medium.

Peace and Love

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