Tell me your most embarrassing moment and you could win some lovely make-up

May 23, 2011

Now I may appear all calm, collected and confident, but I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing moments.

To give you an example: one evening last week I was walking across Waterloo Bridge when a sudden gust of wind caught my skirt and blew it right over my head. Bearing in mind it’s a long time since I was a size 10, it’s fair to say I stopped traffic for all the wrong reasons. Less Seven Year Itch, more Seaside Postcard *cringe*.

Anyhoo… if there’s one thing I love it’s hearing toe-curling stories. The funnier the better. Shame loves company, or something.

So I want to hear your red-faced moments (the ones you feel you can share); the stories that make you cringe. And I’m going to give the winner of the most hilarious embarrassing moment a lovely prize to help detract from your blushes – a Front Cover Cosmetics Eye to Eye make-up bag stuffed with goodies (including false eyelashes), and 7 Days 7 Nails nail varnish set.

Usual The Mum Blog competition rules apply and I’ll announce the winner next Monday. Good luck!

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  • Liz May 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you everyone that entered. The winner is Multiple Mummy!

  • Gillian Moloney May 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I was 32 weeks pregnant and went to my niece’s nursery to watch her perform in the xmas play. I got all hot and flustered, so I said to my partner, “I need to go outside, I’m gonna faint”! My head went dizzy and could hardly make out the voices, but the next few minutes I woke up in my nephews buggy sat outside the nursery’s main door, with my partner, mother, a teacher and other people around me and guess what?? I had wet my knickers 🙁

    Stood up after a drink of water and wrapped my mothers coat around me and then it was time to go home and ring the hospital and take a trip there.

    Everything was okay after all, I was kept in hospital for a week. It’s funny now when I think back but when it happened, I felt so embarrassed.


  • claire green May 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Ahh my most red faced moment was just the other day!! It was one of those ‘uh oh’ awkward moments tat completely ruins the moment but looking back you can chuckle, I hope!!

    I bumped into an older friend (she’s 43) in town the other day and done the whole ‘omg how are? its been forever, how’s life….etc etc’ and gave her a massive hug when i noticed a young lad behind her.
    Not thinking twice, I said ‘god hasn’t you son grown up to be a handsome young chap?’
    ….silence…foot shuffling…and pink cheeks….
    Then i realised that the boy standing there wasn’t her son at all…
    ‘ah, meet my, erm, new fella, Simon’
    All I could say was ‘hi Simon’ before making my excuses to go finish my shopping before my car parking ticket ran out!
    I don’t know who was more red faced, me for thinking that he was her 19 year old son! or her for having a ‘son’ for a boyfriend, OR the young lad for being the centre of an awkward moment!

    I’ve not spoken to her since, maybe now is a good time to send her a text?

  • tina corder May 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I took my daughter who was then a toddler to a big department store with me to buy myself a new top. All was well until we got into the changing rooms, when as I took my top off to try on the new one my daughter said at the top of her voice “Mummy you`ve got big boobies haven`t you?”. Well after that I did not want to leave the changing room.

  • Stuart Osborne May 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    In my youth I managed to drink far too much in the local village pub. I went outside just for a little bit of air and managed to fall into a ‘comatose’ type sleep on the doorstep – so all the customers had to stride over me to get in and out.

    I think I was there for an hour or so before I woke and went back in to carry on drinking (ah, those were the days!)

  • Sally Willcock May 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    It was a long time ago (circa 20 yrs). I had been to a ‘ball’ with my now husband (then boyfriend). He was all done up in black tie and I had hired a nice little silk strapless cocktail dress, along with jewellery. I was much slimmer and looked quite stunning (though I say so myself). Anyway, I got a bit tipsy and then fell into a super deep sleep in the car coming home, from which my husband couldn’t rouse me. So, he decided to just get me out of the car and carry me indoors. He apparently put his hands under my armpits to do the initial pull out from the car and upon doing so my whole top half came out of the dress, so I ended up getting taken indoors ‘topless’. Good job I can’t remember it.

  • Claire Willmer May 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I think my most embaressing moment was when i decided to take my new little baby out on my own for food shopping for the first time!She started crying so pushing trolly with one hand and holding her in the other to calm her down i carried on shopping after about five minutes she stopped crying i looked down to see she had manage to pull my top down exposing me to the shop! Clearly not wanting to wait for her next feed! Needless to say i didnt get my shopping and left very red faced!

  • Andrena Harrison May 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    First date with the man of my dreams and we went out to a local bar. His friends where there and he introduced me, I promptly knocked a pint over he’s best mate!
    About an hour later on the dance floor I came over all dizzy and fainted – I had to be carried out by the doorman!!!
    Great start, and suprisingly I ended up marrying him!!

  • Kay Rose May 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    When my daughter was about two we went to a local pub in town to meet my dad for lunch, anyway an old friend of mine was in there, so said hi, how are you etc only for my daughter to ask me pretty loudly ” mum, why is he so dirty?” I can’t remember what I said back to her but suffice to say I was pretty embarrassed. Luckily the friend was fine
    about it. (btw friend was originally from the Carribean)

  • NATALIE BRADLEY May 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I was in a paked changing room with my little girl trying on some new trousers when my little girl noticed my poka dot knickers and said at the top of her voice “MUMMY WHY HAVE U GOT SPOTS ON YOUR BUM” omg i could have died walking out of that changing room!!

  • Katherine Coldicott May 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    This was really embarrassing, it still makes me shudder to think about it. You know the saying you should always wear clean underwear in case you have an accident. Well it all started when I spilt a cup of tea at work. It soaked my uniform and nickers (luckily it wasn’t hot). I had a spare uniform but no spare pants. So I decided to just to take them of and only wear my uniform.
    Driving home I swerved my car to avoid a peacock that had found its way onto the road. It was just a natural reaction but I ended up stuck nearly upside down in a ditch at the side of the road.
    Anyway the police and fire brigade were called to get me out. I only had bumps and bruises but my uniform had come up and was revealing all and I couldn’t get it to stay down because of the position I was in . Everyone was really kind but I new what they would be talking about after.
    That was a really bad day.

  • Teresa Barnard May 28, 2011 at 12:44 am

    on a first date, had a couple of drinks for dutch courage, the bloke I was going out with was picking me up from my house and he was coming in his black cab as he was a London taxi driver, well I do not use these often but I now know that there is no front passenger seat, just a drivers seat, I looked a right idiot, I got into the taxi and just sat down without even looking, so there I was sat on the floor with the bloke looking at me like I was a right nut job! We went on the date but I did not see him again after that, soooo embarrassing!

  • Lisa Marconi May 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I was late for the school run (as usual). After dropping the kids off I walked away only to find my knickers from the day before pop out of the bottom of my jeans. I’m blushing now just thinking about it. From then on, when I undress, my knickers go straight in the laundry bin! Slummy mummy indeed! x

  • Yolanda Barker May 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Oh dear. would be when I went up to a lady in sainsbury and started chatting to her – only for her to say that I have no idea who you are.

    turns out I was talking to a random person –

    embarrassing enough but OMG did I have to see her EVERY week when shopping.

  • Kelly Koya May 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    When I accidentally dyed my hair the colour of an easter chick!
    I didn’t have a single hat in my flat, and had to walk a mile to the chemist to get another hair dye kit

  • Cathy James May 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    mine is on holiday walking back to hotel room and i stumbled and ended up in a bush with my legs dangling out, but hubbie had probs helping me out because he was laughing so much

  • Sarah Anguish May 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Is my zip breaking on my dress just as we arrived at our friends’ wedding reception. I spent the whole evening sitting down

  • Solange May 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Falling flat on my face in the middle of a packed nightclub

  • emma Cella May 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I was in the bathroom and i came out and was walking to class, there was this guy in the hallway who kept passing me, then starting following me, i went into class and my best friend told me my skirt hem (we had to wear uniforms) was stuck in my underwear and my whole butt was exposed. i still get red whenever i think of it.

  • Julie Henderson May 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    it has to be while in disney world’s typhoon lagoon on the large single slide.. the force made me lose my bikini top and my bottoms had plucked on one of the bumps so i had a hole at the back – was mortified as everyone stands at the bottom taking pictures of people coming down – not a pretty site for many holiday makers lol

  • Anne-Marie Large May 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    My most embarrasing moment was when I tripped over the kerb and landed in the middle of the road…infront of a bus full of people. That is definitely my most red faced moment. I bruised my knee and a couple of ribs but the worst thing was everyone seeing me do it.

  • FionaLynne Edwards May 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I am on my daughter’s School Committe and last week, we did a new parents evening for the parents of children starting in September. My job was to work the computer whilst my colleague spoke. I walked up to the computer, which was towards the back of the room, passing through the rows and rows of new parents, did my job, walked back again. Once I reached the front, to my horror, I found that my skirt had tucked itself into my pants when I went to the loo earlier! Everyone had seen this, and my “friends” on the Committe couldn’t stop laughing.

  • liz denial May 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I was living at my parents’ house while I waited for completion of the house I was buying & had sold my old house & was storing all my furniture in my parents’ garage & extension. my Dad’s car was his baby & he wasn’t happy about leaving it out of the garage especially as there’s been a couple of car thefts round that week.
    One night, about 3.30am, I woke up as I heard something outside my bedroom window so got up to look out & saw someone crouched down in Dad’s car. I immediately opened the window & started to climb out wearing only my nightie to stop the car thieves. As I was half in, half out, the person crouched down sat up & it was my Mum in the passenger seat, she had a horrified look on her face seeing me like that. I just waved my arms around to say everything was ok & climbed back into my bedroom.
    When they returned my Mum told me they had been to the airport to pick up my sister but hadn’t told me they were doing so & she asked asked what I was doing & I told her I thought they were car thieves & she said ‘Would you have climbed out of the window if we had been real car thieves?’ & I said ‘Well I wasn’t climbing out to wave you goodbye!’
    I’ve never lived it down since but woe betide any car thieves if they do try to steal a car, though I’m not quite as able bodied now so probably wouldn’t be able to do that anymore

  • Karen Walkden May 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm


  • sandra henderson May 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I was away at the weekend there and were on a sight see-ing day out we were in the middle of nowhere by a loch in the wilds of Scotland and there was a tiny place to have a cup of tea and a toilet break!well as the rain was lashing there was only us a 3 motorcyclists there so id gone in to the hut for the toilet and obviously not bolted the door right-yep one of the motorcyclists burst in on me squatted down on the loo-dont know who was more red faced in the tea room me or him!

  • emma b May 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

    my 2 year old son went through a phase of smelling peoples crutches, bums, etc and when i was at the vets recently, having my puppy vacinated my son smelt my crutch and loudly said in front of the male vet – mummy you stink. Well all i can tell you is i went very bright red and just laughed it off in front of the vet. How imbarrasing!! I can assure you i do wash frequently!!

  • Li Young May 24, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I had been the Dentist and was going straight onto work – public transport – so dentist done his stuff – was getting a crown (£££) done – wasnt painful so off i trot – down major high street – smiling at people – went into newsagents – then looked around a small trendy boutique – finally made my way to bus stop – got on the bus – quite packed!! as I was nearing my work I got out my mirror to check liptick – hair – only to find my face covered in blue bits!! arghhhh didnt realise dentist had taken impression and left all bits on me – I could have died with embarrassment – to think all the people I smiled at – said thanks – I still cringe at the thought

  • rachel taylor May 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

    when you have a four year old like mine, everyday holds some kind of embarrasment but i think the day she asked a lady in the co-op if she was michael jackson was possibly the worst, if that wasnt bad enough when i told her to come away from the lady she replied very loudly…”even if he’s not michael jackson he’s definately a man!”…lol ground swallow me up

  • layla fletcher May 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

    First time I met the in laws, my other half was a bit drunk and said they really wanted to meet me. So after the local pub quiz we went back to the house.
    Well firstly they was`nt expecting me so it was slightly awkward!
    Well me and the other half went to bed and I was dying for a wee, so off I went to the loo.
    I made it halfway downstairs when all of a sudden I heard a beeping noise. I realised unless I wake up the now snoring other half the house alarm would go off. So off I went as fast as I could to wake him. I never woke him and all of a sudden the house alarm went off.
    Suddenly the inlaws where running around wondering what was going on! I had to explain that it was me who had set it off because I needed the loo

  • Crystal May 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

    A few years ago when me and my boyfriend at that time were sitting on the sofa together at my house watching the tv . My Mum’s very much a ‘rug-rat’ so she was sitting on the floor in front of me . I was feeling cheeky and my Mum and I always have funny banter and wind each other up ~ So I thought it would be funny to give her playful little kicks to her back . Little did I know … It was Mummy’s own back time ! Faster than that , she turned around and dived at my legs to grab them . Me with my stealth-like reaction speed , pulled my knees up to stop her from grabbing me . THAT’S when it happened … I did THE loudest fart you’d ever heard !!! It was too loud to blame it on my Mum or the couch . I was mortified . I’m actually cringing as I write this ! ARGH ! I apologised to my boyfriend and tried to hold his hand but he was having none of it ! I ended up skulking off to the kitchen for a cry ! I’d never trumped in front of him before , so technically , it was like 4 years worth of trapped wind ! I think I did quite well there !! x

  • Pryn May 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    A few weeks after my husband left me (having been miserable together for at least a couple of years) my dad decided to come to my house to console his heart-broken daughter.
    But the dutiful daughter (actually a hottie of 29) – that was me! (Still am!) had already been consoled – by a gorgeous several years younger work colleague keen to remind me exactly what A Good Time felt like.

    Picture the scene:

    Busy working mum and part-time sex goddess (yeh, that’s me!) Rushes home to find Dad already on the doorstep. Turns key. In we go, me and dad.
    Kitchen is a scene of carnage. Pet dog (abandoned by husband along with wife and child) has become so fed up being alone, she’s attacked the bin and strewn a week’s rubbish all over the floor. Aggghhh!
    Quick-thinking (as ever) I grab a dustpan and brush, and start cleaning up as I chat earnestly to dad about my sad life. And as I scrabble about on the floor, I find myself sweeping up 5 used condoms, complete with neat knots, off the floor. I just kept on talking, swept them away and finally met my father’s curious gaze.
    ‘Yeh, I am coping OK’ I say, with a wry smile. I still blush at the thought. Sorry dad!

  • Beki Davies May 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I was sat on the train with 2 dower faced suits opposite me & one next to me. As usual I had stayed an extra 5 mins in bed & was puting on my make up on the train. I got out my Lancome mascara & started applying as usual. I then noticed the suits all starting to squirm uncomfortably, whilst trying not to look at me, but looking at me.I didnt realise what was the problem, until I was packing up my make – up. My Lancome mascara was the vibrating kind! They could hear the noise & were putting 2 & 2 together & making 5! Mind you my make up looked fabulous that day!

  • Kairen May 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Standing in a very busy queue in Asda many many years ago and someone had …well farted..It honestly wasn’t me. My young son smelling the smell turned to me and asked in not a quiet voice..”Mummy have you just done one of your smelly farts again?”

  • Elaine Livingstone May 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    was laughing at Emmas’ commment, I remember when daughter no.1 had just started school, way back in 1983, and had discovered boys toilets and asked why boys peed in the sink, so I had to explain about urinals and what a penis was…..
    we were swimming a few days later when a man came into the pool, this man was well endowed and wearing skimpy trunks, and my daughter yelled out for all to hear – look mum that mans got peanuts in his trunks – I dont know who was more embarrased me or the poor man….

  • Lucy May 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I blogged about my most embarrassing moment a few weeks ago. I was nervous before a first date, so necked a cheap bottle of wine (as you do). A few drinks later whilst on the date, we sat on high bar stools. I leant forward to pet the pub dog, and fell forwards onto the dog, wedging myself into a small gap as I did so. Mortifying, poor date and poor, poor dog!

  • Helen May 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I’d decided to do something about my well-cultivated moustache by applying some hair-removal cream when my Mum rang to say she was two minutes down the road and that she was going to pop in for a coffee. I agreed but warned her about my fetching beauty regime and asked her not to laugh too much when she saw me. A couple of minutes later the doorbell rang and I bounded through the house to welcome her. But when I opened the door with a big “Tadaa” complete with jazz hands (my way of neutralising any embarrassment I was feeling) I realised it wasn’t my Mum, but the Rington’s man, come to deliver my usual ginger biscuits and coffee… He almost dropped his basket at my surprise welcome and when he looked up and spotted my white moustache he burst out laughing – he even pointed while he laughed – the very cheek! I was absolutely gutted and immediately raised my hand to cover my shame, which doubled when I realised my Mum was stood right behind ‘Mr Rington’ and had witnessed the whole debacle! Will she ever let me forget it? Will she Ringtons!

  • Katie May 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    My most embarrassing story is being at university and being a little tipsy, I challenged a friend of mine to a race down a road in Leeds city centre. I wasn’t watching where I was going and I smacked straight into one of the plastic, clear bus stop sides. If that wasn’t embarrassing enough as it made the loudest bang you could imagine, I also ended up knocking myself out. I came too after a few seconds to find everyone staring at me, I had managed to attract a small crowd!

  • Emma May 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I still cringe about this to this day, when my son was about 6 (he’s 24 now) we were in a busy department store, we got into a packed lift and my son chose that moment to ask me “what’s a condom?” it came totally out of nowhere! I felt every eye on me as I tried to tactfully explain to a 6 year old what it was! Longest lift journey of my life!

  • Eliza May 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    This happened a while ago and I was mortified. I tried waterskiing for the first time with my boyfriend, boyfriend’s dad and boyfriend’s best mate in Turkey. I found out pretty quickly, I wasn’t a natural and discovered how forcefully I could be pulled under the water, especially once I’d fallen over and resolutely refused to let go of the rope. When I finally surfaced looking sorry for myself and like a drowned cat, my boyfriend’s dad and friend hauled up back into the boat, only for me (and them!) to realise that i’d lost both my bikini top and bikini bottom (none of which were ever found). I had to spend the trip back trying to hide under a see-through sarong!

  • Multiple Mummy May 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

    The door had gone and it was the postman (seriously it was the postman!!!) and I had just got out the bath and had my dressing gown round me. I answered the door and he had a package (this is not another play on words) and I was standing in the porch. As I let go of the door to grasp the parcel I heard the door slam behin me! I had no way to get back in. I laugh it off with the postman, pretending the back door was open. As he left I thought now what do I do, I have 8 hours of sitting in a porch unitl my boyfriend gets home. I started being nosy and found a pound coin in the pockets so decided to walk to the phone box. I put on my knee length coat and knee high boots, on my naked body and walked to the phonebox. But when was the last time you used a phone box? It ate my money! Now I was totally locked out, and I could not even go to a shop to have a coffee, because I would not be able to take my coat off! So i walked to my boyfriends work (his a teacher) up to his classroom to get the keys! He thought it was so funny, and was a bit annoyed he wasn’t on a free lesson…how many men get their girlsfriends turning up to work naked? (but it was not on purpose). I rang my Dad to pick me up who was beside himself laughing and I asked them not to tell anybody! Needless to say they both plotted to tell everyone during the speeches at our wedding!