Monday, March 14, 2011

A Ditz for Chocolate

Sometimes I wonder how my husband can think I'm an intelligent woman when, at times, I'm a total airhead.

When I was expecting my first child, I was at Walmart with my mother and there was a lady handing out Ferrero Rocher samples. There were three different choices cut open on napkins on the table, so I took one. It didn't taste very good--kind of dried out. I was disappointed, especially when thinking about the commercials with fancy people eating them. Must be an acquired taste, I thought.

The woman looked at me strangely, which I thought was rude since the samples were there for the purpose of being eaten. As we walked away my mother leaned over and whispered, "You ate her display." 

I looked back and sure enough, there was a bowl of wrapped chocolates sitting right next to the trio of stale, cut-open ones. 

My cheeks burned as we drove our cart onward. My mother gave me a wrapped chocolate she'd taken for me. The fresh candy tasted better, much better, but the flavor was tainted by the bitterness of knowing I was a dork.

I haven't gotten better in the years following. Take the last time we went to visit James' parents, for New Years. We'd stopped at Taco Bell and I was tired, stressed out and waiting for our order. I noticed a brown paper-wrapped box sitting on the counter and asked the teenage guy standing there, "Is that our order?"

"That's napkins," he replied.

Oh, well. Someone has to be the family entertainment.


She's in the kitchen! said...

Well, I haven't laughed out loud in a while. I forgot about the chocolate sample incident. And you never told us about the Taco Bell embarrassment, or maybe I forgot that too! :O So, what's wrong with entertainment? Absolutely nothing...when you bring happiness to others in the most charming way!

Cantwell Chaos said...

I appreciate the fact that you will share your embarrassing moments with us. You make me laugh and also realize that we all do and say silly things...especially when we are tired! :) Miss you!

Heffalump said...

These made me smile!

Scott said...

I think it's hilarious and endearing.

Debbie said...

I promise I am laughing with you and not at you. Mostly because this sounds so much like me:)

Kimberly said...

We must be twins. Seriously.

I can't even remember half of my mildly traumatic embarrassing incidents, because they're covered in my memory by a haze of shame.

I feel bad for laughing but what's the point of embarrassment if you don't get some entertainment value out of it? =D

Karen said...

I know Scott thinks you're hilarious and endearing, because he laughed a lot when I just read this to him, but it was I who posted the last comment.
He must have snagged my laptop on his lunch break. :)

Renae W. Mackley said...

Sometimes you have to say something that is (taken as) stupid just to find out the answer. It's better than eating a napkin! Have a great day.

Kazzy said...

Mmmmm, now I am craving chocolate. :)

Laura Best said...

This was good for a chuckle. I'm pretty sure we've all had those moments.. Thanks for sharing yours. :)