I too, like Jennifer Lawrence, feel like my statute of limitations is up on embarrassing moments.
My New Years resolution is to laugh at myself. I hereby give myself permission to let myself off the hook and enjoy those most embarrassing blunders. So here we go…
I was at an airport terminal waiting to board my connecting flight. I went into a gift shop to buy a pack of gum. At the counter, I noticed a basket of small envelopes. The sign read “$2.00 for live rattlesnake eggs.” While waiting for the store clerk to “ring me up,” I picked up one the envelopes in the basket, and another one started to rattle. I jumped and threw the envelope back in the basket. After I got the clerk’s attention, I leaned forward (thinking to myself, I am going to save someone from being rushed to the hospital) and whispered, “some of these are hatching, as I point to the basket. I can’t believe you are allowed to sell these, I stammered. Rattlesnakes are poisonous.” She giggled, grabbed one of the packages and said, “these are not real mam.” She opened the enveloped to reveal two paperclips wound tightly by a rubber band.
Enjoy your New Year. Let yourself off the hook!