The Straight Dope

Go Back   Straight Dope Message Board > Main > Mundane Pointless Stuff I Must Share (MPSIMS)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-05-2013, 05:47 AM
Virgil Tibbs Virgil Tibbs is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Most embarrassing unnoticed personal laxity

You know, the time you went outside with snot on your collar or a chocolate stain on the seat of your trousers.

For me, it would be the time I cut my hair (with clippers) and left a three-inch bald patch on the back of my head. My wife only pointed it out two days later. Two days looking like a cat that's just had surgery. Damn you, life!
Reply With Quote
Advertisements  
  #2  
Old 02-05-2013, 08:24 AM
Broomstick Broomstick is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 19,310
I have pet parrots.

One day at work a coworker kindly informed me that one of them had taken a shit down my back. Unbeknowst to me.

Fortunately, I was in the habit of keeping a sweater in my work area.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-05-2013, 08:32 AM
billfish678 billfish678 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
One day I stopped by my brothers house. Some clients were coming over to sign some papers so he asked me to go away for awhile because it wouldn't look professional. I agreed and went to grab a burger.

I get back after they have left and notice his fly is WIDE open.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:10 AM
Cat Whisperer Cat Whisperer is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lethbridge, AB.
Posts: 48,377
Well, I spent a day at work with a balled up sock stuck in my pant leg - that's all I can think of right now. I'm sure I'll think of more later.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:16 AM
lieu lieu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bedrock
Posts: 25,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by billfish678 View Post
I get back after they have left and notice his fly is WIDE open.
Were there several signatures inside?

We were out of town at a wedding, had partied late and sleeping the next am when our hotel door suddenly opened and a surprised guest looked in, then left. Shortly after a manager knocked wanting to know why we were there. Well, it was completely their mistake but I had to get up and go to the lobby with him to straighten it out. Down there with other guests trying to register I suddenly caught a look at myself in some polished marble. I lifted my hand to my head and yeah, besides the sleepy, unshaved face and wrinkled clothes I've got bed hair sticking up like a peacock tail.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM
bienville bienville is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
My example isn't a funny-embarrassed situation, but rather a situation that made me feel bad facing a rude unnecessary remark from a total stranger.

I have a naturally "ruddy" complexion- the pinkness in my face can vary based on temperature, irritants, or sometimes seemingly for no reason at all. And my face is never uniformly pink, the pinkness comes in blotches.

In addition to a ruddy complexion, I also have real skin problems- psoriasis. Luckily it have it mostly in places hidden by clothes or hair, but sometimes get patches on my face.

My skin is extremely sensitive. I have found that I am best served to shave everyday because two days of whisker growth provides too much resistence to the razor- it severely irritates my skin resulting in lots of pink bumps and general pink swelling.



On the day of the incident, I had gone maybe three days without shaving. I had let myself go because I had been feeling depressed and was avoiding people anyway. On this day I actually cleaned myself up, determined to lift myself out of that funk. I shaved knowing that my face would look terrible, but it was going to have to happen sometime and I knew that I would look fine the following day.

Looking for something to do, but not ready to be social with anyone, I decided to see a matinee at a movie theater that was walking distance from my apartment. It was a sunny Los Angeles day, but even my sensitive ruddy skin would survive the five block walk to the movie theater.

On my walk to the movie theater to see a movie I had been looking forward to, determined to shake the depression and feel better about myself, an adult complete stranger spoke up to scold me for "letting" myself "sunburn like that". She actually told me "you should be ashamed of yourself" that I better go home right now and put some sunblock on, that I looked like a mess.

This was like getting kicked in the stomache the way it added to how I had already been feeling bad about myself- and on the day I had determined to start feeling better!


Anecdote contributed to this Thread as "personal laxity" = neglecting to shave for three days despite knowing the effect it would have on my skin and appearance.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Trom Trom is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Not the most embarrassing, but the one that comes to mind first:

I was playing solo classical guitar in some friends' wedding and didn't realize a bird had taken a shit on my shoulder until after the recessional.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:23 AM
Zsofia Zsofia is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Wow, this is making the day I went to work with my pants on backwards look pretty damned good!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:30 AM
MegaBee MegaBee is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Virgil Tibbs View Post
You know, the time you went outside with snot on your collar or a chocolate stain on the seat of your trousers.

For me, it would be the time I cut my hair (with clippers) and left a three-inch bald patch on the back of my head. My wife only pointed it out two days later. Two days looking like a cat that's just had surgery. Damn you, life!
I did the inverse. I cut my hair with clippers (no guard, lowest setting) and left an uncut patch on the back of my head. Embarassing!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:39 AM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 15,895
We were headed to a bar for a few beers before dinner. My gf pointed out that my ski-jacket had too much dog hair on it.She took it from me and tossed it in the dryer for a minute.

At the bar I was hair free. However, stuck to the collar Velcro was a pair of my gf's tiny, black, thong underwear.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:48 AM
leftfield6 leftfield6 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Above average
Posts: 1,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayaker View Post
We were headed to a bar for a few beers before dinner. My gf pointed out that my ski-jacket had too much dog hair on it.She took it from me and tossed it in the dryer for a minute.

At the bar I was hair free. However, stuck to the collar Velcro was a pair of my gf's tiny, black, thong underwear.
That's not laxity, my good man, that's bragging!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-05-2013, 11:17 AM
FordTaurusSHO94 FordTaurusSHO94 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
In the dark, it can be hard to distinguish between black and brown shoes. You know the difference later in the day though, when you realize you have one of each.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:18 PM
Soylent Juicy Soylent Juicy is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
I went a whole morning once not realizing that I had some melted chocolate chip from a cookie on my face. On the bright side I have freckles so I hope it just blended in.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:32 PM
GrandWino GrandWino is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
I left the house not realizing that only half of my face was shaved once.

ETA: Another time I didn't realize until I was on the bus downtown to work that under my coat I was only wearing a white undershirt. I'd forgotten to put on a sweater.

Last edited by GrandWino; 02-05-2013 at 12:33 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:33 PM
slumtrimpet slumtrimpet is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
I spent an entire day at work doing silk flower arrangements in dry floral foam. It's gray and powdery.
Directly after work the family went out to dinner together. Several times during the evening I was asked if I felt alright (which I did). When I finally looked at my face in the mirror at bedtime I realized I looked like death. The gray powder from the floral foam had settled on my face and caked in all the crevasses.
I would have made an excellent movie extra in Night of the Living Dead.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:39 PM
Sailboat Sailboat is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broomstick View Post
I have pet parrots.

One day at work a coworker kindly informed me that one of them had taken a shit down my back. Unbeknowst to me.
This is a common enough occurrence at our house that I'm less embarrassed than I once was.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat Whisperer View Post
Well, I spent a day at work with a balled up sock stuck in my pant leg
I was in a grocery store when a balled-up boxer brief lost its static cling and fell out of my pant leg.

I don't think anybody noticed but my wife. She's been careful to tell everyone we know, however. Twice, unless they stop her.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:45 PM
Duckster Duckster is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 13,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayaker View Post
At the bar I was hair free. However, stuck to the collar Velcro was a pair of my gf's tiny, black, thong underwear.
Nose guard.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:46 PM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 15,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Ducca View Post
I left the house not realizing that only half of my face was shaved once.
Many years ago, on St Patrick's Day, a buddy of mine got shitfaced and shaved half of himself. Head to toe. He put on a pair of shorts and a wife-beater and hit the bars.

ETA: nose-guard? heh.

Last edited by kayaker; 02-05-2013 at 12:47 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-05-2013, 12:54 PM
faithfool faithfool is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Bible Belt Buckle
Posts: 8,133
beinville, that's awful. I think if strangers do that sort of thing to you, you have every right to then shame them completely. "Well, ma'am, my favoritest godparent just died and I haven't had the strength to cope with anything. Can you give me a hug?" Asshole.

As for me, I lost my one-piece bathing suit top at a water park in front of all my older friends when I was about fifteen. The bad part was that they were trying to tell me what happened while I stood there stupidly, not understanding what they were getting at. Gah. When it finally hit me, I spent most of the rest of the day hiding in the restroom. Not my finest moment, indeed.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Gesturing Mildly Gesturing Mildly is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
I drove 12 hours to be in a friend's wedding. It was a nice, sunny day - one of the first we'd had that spring, so I drove the whole way with the window down and my arm out the window. I tan very, very easily. The bridesmaids' dresses were sleeveless.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-05-2013, 01:42 PM
Springtime for Spacers Springtime for Spacers is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
I was just heading out the door on a nice sunny day when I remembered I'd done some washing. Without even stopping to slip my bag off my shoulder I grabbed the washing basket and hung about half of the stuff on the line, leaving the rest for later. I then got as far as the bus stop before I noticed the bra hanging off my bag. At least it was a black bra and a black bag.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-05-2013, 04:41 PM
needscoffee needscoffee is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordTaurusSHO94 View Post
In the dark, it can be hard to distinguish between black and brown shoes. You know the difference later in the day though, when you realize you have one of each.
Also beige and pink shoes.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-05-2013, 04:55 PM
Ellen Cherry Ellen Cherry is offline
Dances, prances
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Near Eskippakithiki
Posts: 11,305
faithfool, I lost my bottoms diving into the pool at summer camp. I had to fetch them from the surface and struggle into them right there in the deep end with two lines of people waiting at the boards watching me. Fortunately, I was only about 12 and there wasn't much to see.

Re: the bird poop down the back I've arrived at work more than once with baby spit-up on my shoulder. Not recently, however, since my procreatin' days are now behind me (and my grandmother days are FAR into the future. Far. Into. The. Future.)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-05-2013, 05:14 PM
Dublin11 Dublin11 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
I once went out in a pair of black trousers that had a great big white handprint on the arse. My other half had been in the kitchen making bread as I went out and he gave me a big kiss and a bit of a grope as I was leaving.
I only found out when I got to the pub and one of my friends asked me what the hell I'd been up to before I left home.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-05-2013, 05:23 PM
picunurse picunurse is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Seattle
Posts: 11,559
I got married in Las Vegas, at the Bellagio. The wedding was beautiful, went off without a hitch, well, just the one. Then everyone, about 20 people came back to our suite for a small reception.
About 10 minutes in, the maid opened the door. She said it was supposed to be vacant. So, the reception happened without the groom, who had to go to the desk and fix the mixup.

Not my embarrassment, but I caused it.
When I was a little kid, maybe 4, I went to an afternoon movie with my aunt.
As we were walking into the theater, the elastic on her underwear gave way. They fell to the ground. She stepped out of them, apparently, not noticing.
Well, she did notice, she was trying to be discreet. I, however, picked them you and loudly told her, "Aunty, you lost these!"
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-05-2013, 05:55 PM
PunditLisa PunditLisa is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: 'burbs of Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 13,403
I was really early for an interview and decided to stop by the cafeteria and eat breakfast. I chose oatmeal.

At the beginning of the interview, the woman said, "You have something on your jacket. Here, let me get you a tissue."

I had dribbled oatmeal onto my dark jacket. It didn't look like oatmeal.

P.S. I got the job anyway!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-05-2013, 06:15 PM
River Hippie River Hippie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: N.E. Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,564
When I worked in an office I would shower in the morning before work. One morning I got to work, walked in the front door, stopped momentarily to say good morning to the receptionist, walked through the office saying good morning to a few people, sat at my desk, somebody popped in to ask a question and then left. When I bent over to find something in my bottom drawer my chin sort of stuck to my neck. Reached up and found a huge green booger plastered to my neck. Washed out of my nose during my shower and lodged on my neck. Somehow I missed it while brushing my teeth. I never knew if anybody noticed.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-05-2013, 06:17 PM
faithfool faithfool is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Bible Belt Buckle
Posts: 8,133
Ellen, instead of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, you and I should start the Sorority of the Missing Doper Swimsuits. We'd be a hit at the next skinny (or in my case, fluffy) dip.

And picunurse reminded me of two I've heard about myself doing since I was a wee small lass..... seems my stay-at-home mom had to call a plumber out to fix some leak. I was there watching him work and, apparently bored, piped up and asked if he knew that my mom had false teeth. He was mortified and just stated at me. As mom walked around the corner, I told her to show him.

But before she remarried my step-father, I was a big hit on a date she had. We were pretty poor and my mom being the independent sort, didn't always want whatever guy paying for her, so she'd invite him over, cook and still not have to hire a babysitter. I would play in my room while they visited. After a while, mom decided I was too quiet and wanted to know what I was up to. I yelled that I'd made her a necklace and asked if she wanted to come see. Next thing you know, there she was in my room, with date in tow, and me smiling with a "necklace" made out of tampons.



I don't think she ever saw him again.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-05-2013, 06:19 PM
Flyer Flyer is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Ducca View Post
I left the house not realizing that only half of my face was shaved once.
Why would you shave half of your face twice?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-05-2013, 06:26 PM
EverwonderWhy EverwonderWhy is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Not sure if this counts, but:

I went to tanning salon and was shown into the "room" that had a window to the outside. It was night so the window was blacked out. I proceeded to strip down and apply lotion quickly before the bed started when all of sudden somebody knocked on the door and asked to me to close the blinds. Horrified, I asked how she knew they were open. Apparently someone off the street came in and told her they could see me totally naked. I was mortified. When I came out after, I apologized for forgetting to close the blinds. She said it happened all the time
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02-05-2013, 07:03 PM
Ann Hedonia Ann Hedonia is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordTaurusSHO94 View Post
In the dark, it can be hard to distinguish between black and brown shoes. You know the difference later in the day though, when you realize you have one of each.
My low moment was when I realized I was wearing one white sneaker and one tan suede sneaker.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-05-2013, 07:17 PM
bump bump is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayaker View Post
Many years ago, on St Patrick's Day, a buddy of mine got shitfaced and shaved half of himself. Head to toe. He put on a pair of shorts and a wife-beater and hit the bars.
What half? That's crazy if it was his left or right half!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Face Intentionally Left Blank Face Intentionally Left Blank is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
I moved to Tennessee from Pennsylvania about ten years ago, and it was like moving to the tropics for me - so freakin' hot, and so many weird bugs. Shortly after settling in, I went looking to finish up my bullshit Associates degree because, why not? I drove to the campus and walked in to speak with someone at the main desk. As I was speaking, the young woman looked at me kind of funny, and made a motion pointing to her lapel.

I was confused by this, but I got the idea that she was referring to something on my shirt. Without thinking about it I reached up, and suddenly something fairly substantial was clutching my fingers. Surprised and panicking, I look at my hand, and a goddamn CICADA was in my hand! I didn't really take time to process this: All I knew was some big-ass, heavy, scary-looking bug was suddenly, and quite without invitation, holding my hand. So again, without thinking, I moved to quickly remedy the situation, and flung it away from me - RIGHT AT THE WOMAN. So from her point of view, some guy walks in off the street wearing a big bug and proceeds to throw it at her.

The rest of my business with her was short and awkward - much like all my business with women, so no real change there.

Last edited by Face Intentionally Left Blank; 02-05-2013 at 08:36 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:32 AM
kayaker kayaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 15,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by bump View Post
What half? That's crazy if it was his left or right half!
IIRC it was his right half. Eyebrow, head, 'stache, beard, chest, pubes, leg.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-06-2013, 11:10 AM
slumtrimpet slumtrimpet is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Didn't happen to me but to my eversoclever daughter. She was in some other city on a work related excursion, walking down the street with a group of newly met fellow employees. A pigeon pooed on her arm and without breaking stride she wiped it off and onto the guy walking next to her in one motion.
Then her brain kicked in.
He was less than impressed.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Hypno-Toad Hypno-Toad is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
A guy in my dorm was so hungover that he went to class not realizing that his girlfriends panties were sticking out from under the back of his ballcap.
__________________
This is my signature. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 02-06-2013, 12:01 PM
tdn tdn is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Last summer I got up from my bed and put on a shirt so that I could go out to dinner. As I was leaving my hotel room I noticed some yellow goo on the doorknob. And on my hand. Yuck.

I washed off, and left again. Same goo.

I washed off, and left yet again. Same freakin' goo!

I once again washed off, and left, this time gooless.

When I got to the restaurant, I discovered the source of the goo. It was mustard that I'd spilled on myself at lunch. It was on my upper chest. Fortunately (or not), it blended right in with the pattern on my shirt.

The worst part was not the embarassment, but the fact that I'd paid big money for the shirt and it was the first time I'd worn it.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Intergalactic Gladiator Intergalactic Gladiator is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
I stood in line at a Costco once with toilet paper hanging out the back of my jeans. Yes, I felt like a complete idiot when I figured it out.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Sattua Sattua is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
When my daughter was eight or nine months old, I gave her a grilled cheese sandwich to gum up for lunch, then gave her her bottle, then we went on errands.

The whole time I thought I smelled something bad. I was still on spitup alert at that time, but I examined both my daughter and the visible parts of my clothing while we were out, and couldn't find anything. I decided I was probably going crazy.

When we got home, I took off the shirt I'd been wearing and found a huge trail of bright-orange Kraft slices spitup down my back. I mean, ALL the way down the back. She must have gotten me as I carried her out to the car. Did I say the shirt was burgundy? Yeah, the Kraft cheez orange really clashed. Ugh.

I understand that every mother has a story like this.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:04 PM
lieu lieu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bedrock
Posts: 25,036
It's not without reason that I keep a small mirror in my drawer within reach at work.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Darth Panda Darth Panda is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by EverwonderWhy View Post
Not sure if this counts, but:

I went to tanning salon and was shown into the "room" that had a window to the outside. It was night so the window was blacked out. I proceeded to strip down and apply lotion quickly before the bed started when all of sudden somebody knocked on the door and asked to me to close the blinds. Horrified, I asked how she knew they were open. Apparently someone off the street came in and told her they could see me totally naked. I was mortified. When I came out after, I apologized for forgetting to close the blinds. She said it happened all the time
Can we get an address?
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
AuntiePam AuntiePam is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Wearing a black bra under a white shirt. In my defense, I had started with a dark shirt, changed my mind, didn't look in the mirror again before leaving for work.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 02-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Dr. Girlfriend Dr. Girlfriend is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordTaurusSHO94 View Post
In the dark, it can be hard to distinguish between black and brown shoes. You know the difference later in the day though, when you realize you have one of each.
Yep, done this myself. I was working at a place with a uniform of white shirt, black pants, black shoes. So that one brown shoe really stood out.

And the bitch floor manager I worked for made a point of checking to see if my shoes matched every day for the rest of the time I worked there.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 02-06-2013, 02:47 PM
kath94 kath94 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Surf City, dude!
Posts: 941
I was once so strung out on OTC cold medication (something like Comtrex, IIRC) that I walked out of the restroom at work with the back of my skirt neatly tucked in my pantyhose. The first person who noticed it in the hallway was laughing so hard she couldn't catch her breath to tell me.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 02-06-2013, 03:59 PM
GargoyleWB GargoyleWB is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
How about the time that I had some sort of skin acne cream that had the side effect of flourescing under black light. I walked around all night in a dance club, getting strange looks, only to go to the bathroom a couple hours later (which fortunately had black lights as well) and discover I looked like a lost a preschool fingerpainting fight.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:53 PM
LouisB LouisB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Seminole, FL
Posts: 8,234
More and more lately I catch myself leaving my condo without my dentures.
What's worse are the times I don't catch myself and actually appear in public without my dentures.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:00 PM
AuntiePam AuntiePam is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Quote:
Originally Posted by LouisB View Post
More and more lately I catch myself leaving my condo without my dentures.
What's worse are the times I don't catch myself and actually appear in public without my dentures.
I've had nightmares about this very thing. It hasn't happened to me yet, but dang, I'd be leaving myself a note or something. How about a post-it on the steering wheel? Or put your housekeys next to the denture cup?
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Batsinma Belfry Batsinma Belfry is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
One night, while getting ready to wash my face before bed, I realized that I had been walking around, most of the day, with a hot cocoa mustache. Damn those big mugs, and yummy cocoa.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 02-06-2013, 09:41 PM
Cat Whisperer Cat Whisperer is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lethbridge, AB.
Posts: 48,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by LouisB View Post
More and more lately I catch myself leaving my condo without my dentures.
What's worse are the times I don't catch myself and actually appear in public without my dentures.
I'm not at that stage yet, but I do occasionally check to make sure I have pants on before I leave the house.

On a related note, I put a curler in my bangs each morning, and I am so used to having it in, that I have nearly left the house with it in my hair.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 02-06-2013, 10:18 PM
LouisB LouisB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Seminole, FL
Posts: 8,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuntiePam View Post
I've had nightmares about this very thing. It hasn't happened to me yet, but dang, I'd be leaving myself a note or something. How about a post-it on the steering wheel? Or put your housekeys next to the denture cup?
If I put the house keys next to the denture cup, I'd lock myself out of my own condo------The post-it on the steering wheel has real potential though----Thanks for the idea.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC.