A couple of days ago, I had a very embarrassing moment. One of those moments where you begin to panic that, if people find out what happened, they’ll give you grief about it for years to come. So, of course, I’m blogging about it!
I was at work and had just finished with an important meeting. It had run a bit long and I had drunk a bit too much water to drink so off to the restroom I went. I locked the door behind me and tried to unzip my pants. That’s when my zipper came off. I don’t mean just the "pull tab" portion of the zipper, but the whole zipper "mechanism."
I tried to get it back on my pants, but could only get one side of it back on. In a panic, I texted B from the bathroom to inform her of my plight. Apparently, it gave her and her mother quite the good laugh. (Even in my panicked state, I didn’t take offense to this. They were dealing with JSL puking up medicine while running a 102 fever after a DTAP vaccine. They needed a laugh.) Since B couldn’t help me and since the zipper obviously wasn’t going to get fixed then and there, I weighed my options.
I could walk out with my dress shirt untucked from my pants. This would cover any embarrassing open zipper moments, but it would draw more attention since I never wear my shirt like that. I could walk out with my zipper open, hope that nobody noticed, and keep on working, but I was sure it would pop open at the most embarrassing moment possible. (Lady Luck didn’t seem to be on my side at the moment as much as playing practical jokes on me.)
Finally, I tucked my shirt in my pants (so if I did have more of a "wardrobe malfunction", people would only see my tucked in shirt), tightened my belt as much as possible (to keep my pants in place), steeled my nerve, and exited the bathroom. Then, I walked to my boss’ office and let him know I needed to head home early lest I flash the office. (Just to add insult to injury, I had to walk to my car in a downpour hoping that the work bag I held in front of me would shield my broken zipper from the world.)
My Aloha Friday question for today is: Have you ever had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction? If so, how did you handle it?
Disclaimer: The "zipper" image above comes from OpenClipArt.org.
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