No, no, no, I'm not going anywhere. But my mind has become a barren wasteland for the moment. Have you ever done something so embarrassing that you want to jump on a plane, head for a foreign country, change your name, change your identity ... Oh goodness. Well, without going into the gory details, I did that today. I remember once, the first time I ever witnessed someone embarrassing themself ... gosh. I was about five years old, and I brought a little friend home to play at my house. My mother mistook my friend for someone else, and she chatted away to my little friend as though she were the other person. And then she started asking my little friend how her mother was -- and she mentioned her by name -- the other person's name. I was frozen to the spot. I remember it felt like everything was in slow motion, and I couldn't speak, "Stop, stop, Mom! You have the wrong person...!" But all I could do was stand there and watch the horror unfold. My little friend was frozen too. It was one those moments that I still see in my mind's eye as clearly as a diorama. Of course, to my mother it was nothing, but to a five year-old child watching her mother in an embarrassing situation was almost overwhelming devastation. My cheeks still burn when I think of it. Well, let me tell you, what I did today was much worse -- and folks who witnessed it -- well, their cheeks are probably still burning too. *sigh* So I am going to make myself scarce for a couple of days. As the Governator would say, "I'll be back".
I'll just bet you've never done anything to embarrass yourself -- have you? You have?