Sunday, January 25, 2009

WHERE IS IT


DO YOU HAVE A 'MOST' EMBARRASSING MOMENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE (OF COURSE, CLEAN AND CAN BE SHARED)?

picture this:

military uniformed drum majorette, white-heeled boots, tall furry hat, 4-foot mace, performed a straight-legged strut to the 50-yard line...
stretches into a back bend to call "attention"...
as she's bending back, realizes she didn't put the whistle in her mouth...
patting herself on the chest, she realizes the whistle has flown behind her neck as she was strutting and is now caught in her hair!...
now she's looking at her band, upside down, and can't remember the verbal call for attention.

What is it they say you do...you always revert to whatever you've practiced??!!
Well, when I was in practice and not always wanting to blow my whistle I would sometimes quickly replace the long-short-short whistle with the words, TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET, TWEET, TWEET....

Well you guessed it..that's all she could remember....
so as soon as she yelled it, the band realized she had screwed up and began rolling with laughter from her faux paux...

especially the drummers, who were always giving her a hard time anyway! ...really some of her best buds. At this point,Thomas Dreck at FSU, her drum major teacher, would have been counting to see how long it took her to correct her mistake and take control of the situation...and her band director, Mr. C., was in the press box wondering what in the world was going on...and why weren't they on the field yet?...

Finally, she remembered the proper verbal command, TEN HUT TEN HUT...
and they returned to their correct positions... she glowed a bright crimson while marching to the far sideline to her ladder to lead the rest of the songs!
There you have it...
Do you think her cheeks were getting red again even as she posted this??!! :)

6 comments:

mtnest423 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your embarrassing moment with me!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

That's a great moment! Now where are the pics of you in uniform, Hmm??

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Linda is right, I think after that story we need a visual, especially with the tall furry hat.

R

Mezzo Forte said...

I guess I could always post my "test the mic" story, huh...LOL

Julie said...

I can picture it all.... what a moment....

Thank you for your visit to my blog and your sweet words of sympathy!

You blessed me!

Julie

mbkatc230 said...

Oh my goodness, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Thanks for your visit to my blog and the heads up on this post - hysterical. I can't get the picture of the band director in the press box out of my head. I can't wait to share this with my daughter when she comes home the next time, she's going to die. Great story. Kathy