Didja ever get…didja ever get one of those days?
I’m talking wardrobe malfunctions here, and just plain klutziness. Or days where you can’t quite get your eyes open, and you walk around in a brain fog. Have you ever gotten ready for work or a special event and put on some weird color combination or the wrong color of shoe or belt for your outfit? Or you forgot to put on your mascara. Or clean your teeth. Come on ‘fess up…you know I can’t be the only one who does this.
And for some Monday morning cheer, here’s a video of Elvis singing Didja Ever, taken from the movie, G.I. Blues.
In December last year, I spoke at LARA, my RWA® local chapter. It was a day to celebrate writers who had a first sale in 2012. Half a dozen of us sat in the front row, nervous and attempting to calm each other down, awaiting our turn at the microphone. I glanced down at my tights (worn with a short, black and white hounds-tooth skirt, black top, black leather jacket, black shoes) and almost burst out laughing. I’d put on navy blue tights. I didn’t even realize I owned navy blue tights!
Years ago, I would have been devastated about this. But at my age I just shake my head and see the humor in such things. I’m more comfortable in my skin with the more years I add to my age. When I was in my early twenties I was in the Miss Australia pageant (don’t laugh) and one of the girls went to the toilet before we were due to walk down the red carpet. The train on her gown fell in the loo. Several of us grabbed hair dryers and frantically got her into a less wet state. We weren’t laughing then, but now I smile about it.
A few years ago, I observed an elderly gentleman shopping with his glamorous wife in Neiman Marcus. He had brand new beige pants on and wore a sharp looking navy blue blazer. Down the side of the pants was the long sticky strip showing the size of the waist, the length, etc. I bet he got a good talking to when the wife found out. Then there was the time I walked out of a restaurant bathroom behind an older lady and she had her skirt caught in her granny panties. I quickly tapped her shoulder, told her to stand still and I’d fix everything. She was grateful. Then there was the time I was at a school function and wore white slacks. I sat on a wooden bench and got ketchup on my backside.
All of these memories came rushing came back to me last week. I’d gone to Macy’s to buy a baby gift and spent a lot of time selecting. I kept feeling something tickling my leg and thought there must be a bug in my pants. In line at the cash register, I finally looked down and noticed a dryer sheet hanging out the leg of my cropped jean pants. I know. Guess it worked its way right down my leg. : ) You can dress me up but you can’t take me anywhere.
So, enquiring minds want to know, didja ever get one of those days? And if so, did you find it funny or embarrassing?