Thursday, November 18, 2004

bu hao yisi! (how embarassing!)

Today I witnessed what I hope was a man's most embarassing moment. If he's had worse than this, well, it's a miracle this man has picked up and moved on.

I was taking the kids to the market in the double stroller. When the elevator door opened, there was a man in there wearing a shirt and what I thought at first was a Speedo swimsuit. He appeared to be struggling to put on shorts. As I pushed the stroller in, I realized, "That's not a suit, that's just plain old cotton bikini underwear." He was apparently getting dressed in the elevator. Not only that, but in his haste, his choice of underwear wasn't exactly containing all that it should have been. Yikes!

Once I realized what was happening, I was already in the elevator and the doors were shutting, so I turned around to face the front. This would have been a good plan, except that there are mirrors on all sides of the elevator, so I could still see my embarassed acquaintance. He was facing backwards saying, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry." You're sorry? I'm sorry! If I possessed reflexes faster than a sloth, I might have had the good sense to turn around and leave you in your public dressing misery. Thank God my kids didn't see enough to ask questions.

To add insult to serious injury, as we left our complex we saw a van leaving our basement, and the same man was running after it screaming, "Wait for me! Wait for me!!!!" I don't think he caught them. He probably walked to work, the whole way thinking, "I would have made it if not for the lady with the two kids!"

After that, this man has nowhere to go but up. And I'm going to be a little more cautious when I enter the elevator.


Chris B. said...

Too bad that guy had obviously not seen "Secret of My Succe$s" starring Michael J. Fox, he might have done what Mr. Fox did when he got caught changing in the elevator.

Gina Marie said...

That man will rue the day he thought, "Hey, I'll get dressed in the elevator - that will save time!"