So Embarrassed: What to Do
There you are in an embarrassing moment. The world stops.
People stare — and maybe laugh! You want to crawl into a hole. You blush or giggle
or your mouth becomes completely dry. You might have trouble talking as your face
burns, the butterflies begin and your heart pounds. What do you do next? Here are
some classic embarrassing scenarios and suggestions for how to deal.
Embarrassing Scenario #1
What Happened: Crash! You trip, fall and drop your tray in
the lunchroom splattering food everywhere. It gets all over two girls you don't
even know. Three tables clap and cheer.
What To Do: Crack up! Laughter is the best medicine in a
humiliating situation. And you know you might laugh, too if you saw someone take
a funny spill. Anyone who witnessed your fall knows all too well how you're feeling,
and we bet they are more sympathetic than critical. Confidently pick up your tray
and offer to grab the girls some napkins for the cleanup.
Embarrassing Scenario #2
What Happened: You write an angry message about how Kara
treated you in school and plan to send it to Rebecca. As soon as you click Send,
you realize you sent the message to Kara instead. BUSTED. Your face is cherry red.
What to Do: First, take a deep breath. It might seem as if
this moment might last forever, but it will pass. Next, think things through. How
does your friend feel? Probably pretty hurt. What would you want someone to say
to you if the tables were turned? An apology, right? You made a mistake, so you
need to apologize and say you are sorry. No one does everything right all the time.
If you are sincerely sorry, you will also be forgiven sincerely.
Embarrassing Scenario #3
What Happened: Your tampon falls out of your pocket on the
way to the bathroom at school.
What to Do: If possible, make a joke. If you laugh at yourself
and act like a good sport, you'll cut the tension immediately. Put things into perspective.
This moment will pass and be forgotten by everyone around you. The good news? It
will make a great story later.
Just being part of the human race guarantees you will be
embarrassed somewhere along the way. Whether you get caught lying or your body malfunctions,
giving off bad odors or noises. Sooner or later you will have a toilet-paper-stuck-to-your
shoe type incident and others will notice. No matter what happens, everyone experiences
embarrassing moments and knows just how it feels. Just remember to put things in
perspective, laugh, take it with grace, and you’ll find yourself transformed from
an embarrassed girl to a confident woman.
Read other girls girls embarrassed and learn how to laugh at BeingGirl.com.