Monday, December 5, 2011

Insert foot in mouth

Have you ever said something that made you die of embarassment and want to crawl in a hole? I know you have... don't lieeeee

Persay, like ask a not pregnant woman when she was due?

She ma'am to a sir (or vice versa?)

Well let's rewind. To the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.... Here I am in my lovely little world walking around downstairs at work. Delivering things to people and saying Hello. I notice a lady has her child at her desk. Bear with me now, ok?

I did not even know she had a child. Her child had LONG hair and a smooth, pretty face. Duh, that's her daughter. I ask... "Oh, is this your little girl?" Her response? "No, that's my son...."

*INSERT FOOT IN MOUTH* .... My reaction? "Oh, Um... Sorry.... Long hair got me.... Bye" and walks away shamefully. Avoided the person ever since.


Long hair... He don't care. Maybe this mom will re-evaluate her son's hair choice now.

I'd rather have my son called a girl than my daughter called a boy, but still.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Bahahahaha that's hilarious! Maybe she'll cut his hair to make him look like a boy now!

Michelle P said...

Awww I've done that before! It's so embarrassing.

Brianna Tucker said...

oh goodness.. it happens but the scaarry thing is that this parent didn't realize it made her boy look like a girl!! Yikes

Alana Christine said...

bahahahaha. I just died laughing! Sounds like something I would do! Maybe we should just call unidentified children, "kids" from now on instead of trying to figure out what they are? ha ha ha

Lindsay said...

haha! that is too funny. i do things like that all of the time...i am trying to get better though.

Dayna Leigh said...

Hahahaha! Just laughed out loud! I hate moments like that!

emily rose said...

oh no! lol! I once asked a woman purchasing baby clothes when she was due (who looked very pregnant) and her response was "I had the baby two weeks ago"! horrified!

Christine said...

hahaha! thanks for the laugh :) Maybe you saved that poor boy from a lifetime of embarassment... I'm sure you were not the first to mistake him for a girl. Unfortunately, I too am a master at the ol' foot in the mouth.

Melody said...

I'm so glad to find out that I'm not the only person that does this sort of thing! I always find myself wishing I'd just said nothing in certain situations! Funny Story though, for sure!

Leslie said...

oh my goodness that's hilarious!!! I hate moments like that!

Mandy said...

hahaha that is hilarious. I feel like I put my foot in my mouth all the time!

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Seriously, if people want to have little boys with long hair they should expect this. I'm sure you're not the first person to say that to her. I bet she named the kid some ambiguous name too.

I've done this before but with a baby dressed in blue and not looking the least bit girlish. I said something like "Oh, how old is he?" Yeah so, I say "baby" whenever it's not blatantly obvious.

Miss Lindsay said...

HA HA HA! Omg... oops!

Hines-Sight said...

Catching up on my blog reading. I'm caught up on all your posts, but for time, will only comment one time.

Trust me, we've all done it with children. As a mom to two kids, you cannot expect people to know. My son was called a girl a lot. Not because he had long hair, but because he was dressed head to toe in BLUE, but those long eyelashes threw people, I guess. My daughter, on the other hand, wears a blue coat and has short curly hair so she gets the boy thing. So, basically, everyone screwed up my children's gender, but that's okay.

Package in the mail today. Decorated your tree yet?

Leigh

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