“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but paddling like the dickens underneath.”

~Michael Caine

Friday, September 5, 2008

Vote for me...

...for Queen of Embarrasment. How could I make such a dumb mistake?
Ty just recently got a multimedia package for his new n95 (pictured below) and we decided that instead of calling during the day that we should text. I love my iPhone. It's really easy to use. So easy, in fact, that it's extremely easy to select an unintended recipient.
I thought it would be cute to text him something just on the verge of being innapropriate. Just innapropriate enough that I thought it best not to email it from work. The response I got was 'What does that mean?'...so I replied with an explanation that was quite a bit more graphic. Carefully illuminating every detail. You know...keeping our otherwise boring married life fun and interesting. The reply I got was 'Did you know this is *Amanda's phone?'... Oh No...Please tell me it isn't true!!! *Amanda's Phone?!?! My next door neighbor?!? The one who lives and breathes the Gospel....who's husband is the Pastor of the Baptist church on the corner?!? The one who has SIX perfectly well mannered children!?!? THAT *AMANDA?!?!
She read the message that was meant for my husbands eyes only. I was (and still am) MORTIFIED! I called Ty and explained the situation. He asked me if I wanted him to go over and talk to her. I said yes initially...hoping that he could help me put out the raging fire of embarrasment in my stomach. Then of course he talked me into calling her, which I did. She was a great sport about it. She laughed and even explained that she had had something similar happen to her when she and her husband were dating. Thank goodness. Hopefully this is one of those things that will make our friendship stronger. A friend that can laugh with you when you do something brainless, is a really great friend to have.

*Name has been changed to protect the innocent. Goodness knows I've put her through enough for one day.


momof6 said...

This is "Amanda" - the one who has her neighbor completely fooled about her "perfect mom, perfect kids life" - yada, yada, yada - we are all on the same journey of this thing we call "motherhood"; which, as Brittany (and I) have both now exemplified so boldly at some time in our life, completely WIPES OUT all brain function and causes sporatic bursts of energy and mindlessness!!! The way I see is we should alway be "sporting" with our husbands and keeping our marriages strong. And you still have a friend next door - we're just all the more close now!!!!

Mama Duck said...

Thanks Amanda! You're the best!