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    embarassing moments

    So the other day, Iím at Old Orchard mall in Skokie with my girlfriend. Weíre walking around doing some shopping, blah blah blah. So weíre walking around and see the Apple store. Iím thinking ďhey, Iíll check out the ipod Iím going to get after ChristmasĒ. I grab her hand, turn left to walk into the store and WHAM!!!! I smash right into the glass front of the store, missing any door by at least 15 feet. It was super loud, as you can imagine a full body slam into a pane of glass would be. Everyone outside laughed at me. Everyone inside jumped, realized what happened, and laughed at me. I kept my cool, fixed my hair, quickly started talking about something else and found the proper door. When I was inside, people would just smile at me. I was all dressed up that night, which made it worse. Iím trying to look all spiffy and here I am running into walls. Thereís nothing quite like a group of about 12 fourteen year old girls laughing at you. Kudos to the Apple store people for keeping their store (and windows) so exceptionally clean.

    I remember when I first got clipless pedals. The first day I had them, I was riding through the city (Columbus). Two times in a row, with the same cars behind me, when I rolled up to a traffic light, I forgot I was clipped in, and forgot how to clip out. Over I teeter. BAM, hit the ground. Problem is, since I had that sideways motion going, I kept rolling, ended up on my back, with my bike directly on top of me, vertically, upside down. Both feet were still on the pedals, hands on the handlebar, and everything.

    I gotta stop trying to be so cool. Itís just not working out. Fortunately, Iím much better at biking now, and I rarely do stupid things anymore. But I still canít walk. I trip over my self all the time. Run into the corners with my shoulder, etc. I should just stay on two wheels.

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    Skidmaster teadoggg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    yeah, so was my girlfriend. she's supossed to be my pillar of strength, or something, always by my side and supporting me. she just lost it when i hit that damn wall of glass.

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    LOL! A certain beer commercial comes to mind.

    In College, 3 friends and I went bar hopping. After we closed down the last one, we were walking up the street to the car. All of us more than half lit. And I'm just full of myself. I had actually scored a phone number and had actually spent time with a woman. So, here I am filling on all the details to my buddies and looking to the side to talk. Just as I turned to take a referencing glance as to my direction, I walked full tilt boogie into a No Parking sign. Like some cartoon character, my legs and arms kept their forward progress, but my body stopped still. I crumpled to the ground. Seeing stars, I stand and my galsses had fallen off. My buddies were actually rolling on the ground laughing, barely able to catch their breaths. Insult to injury was the fact that my glasses had not fallen, they had broken right in the middle and were dangling from my ears. Damn it hurt. I ended up with 8 stitches and 3 more hours before I got back to school.
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    Don't feel too bad teadogg, I, years ago walked into a sliding glass patio door... that had those cling stickers on it to let you know it was closed

    Thing was I had just come in, set something down on the counter and turned to walk back out... oblivious to the fact that someone had come in behind me and closed the door.

    Took more than a couple of beers to drown that embarrasment. I feel for you.

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    Yikes!
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    I was driving an electric cart, trying to respond to a fight that security needed help with at work. There are a series of vertical candycane poles in my way, all of which I can easily get inbetween.

    What do I do? I go through the far right side, miss the pole, and smack into the handrail attached to the fence.

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    I had one last night. It was late at night and I was tired and coming home from work. As I rolled up to the traffic light I couldn't pull my foot out of my straps (forgot I had them supertight before that for a climb) and ended up hitting the side of my head against the car next to me and slid down slowly. No damage other than my ego as the two fine ladies in the car jumped at the noise and then cracked up.
    Why do the slow speed tipovers happen at populated intersections always?

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    I was at a show in this loft-turned-DIY-theatre in Detroit with a bunch of friends of mine, and I was climbing up the "studio seating" structure, and when I got to the top level, I grabbed onto the armrest of the chair above me and pulled myself up. And right into a pipe. I fell down a few rows of seats, but I wasn't hurt at all. I got up and said, "Man, that was bogus," and all my friends were making a fuss and I had no idea why. My face was wet, and I figured it was because I'd spilled the drink that was in my hand all over me, but when I took my hand away, it was covered in blood. I was like, "Oh ****, this is so tough." I went to the bathroom and cleaned my face and clothing up the best I could, freaking out the owners in the process. I was pretty goddamn embarassed about running into a pipe that I knew was there (I had avoided it when I was sitting up there earlier).

    I went to the doctors a week later for a tetanus shot, and they said I definitely needed stitches, but it was too late by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teadoggg
    So the other day, Iím at Old Orchard mall in Skokie with my girlfriend. Weíre walking around doing some shopping, blah blah blah. So weíre walking around and see the Apple store. Iím thinking ďhey, Iíll check out the ipod Iím going to get after ChristmasĒ. I grab her hand, turn left to walk into the store and WHAM!!!! I smash right into the glass front of the store, missing any door by at least 15 feet. It was super loud, as you can imagine a full body slam into a pane of glass would be. Everyone outside laughed at me. Everyone inside jumped, realized what happened, and laughed at me. I kept my cool, fixed my hair, quickly started talking about something else and found the proper door. When I was inside, people would just smile at me. I was all dressed up that night, which made it worse. Iím trying to look all spiffy and here I am running into walls. Thereís nothing quite like a group of about 12 fourteen year old girls laughing at you. Kudos to the Apple store people for keeping their store (and windows) so exceptionally clean.
    Excellent. The only thing you can do after a stunt like that is smile and take a bow (be careful you don't crack your head on the glass as you do).
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinbackle

    haha, yeah, that's exactly what it was like. Ugh... i'm a bum.
    Last edited by teadoggg; 12-09-04 at 01:35 AM.

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    In my college days..At a convention in Chicago..Why do we confess these things.Moment of truth telling here...Been drinking tooo many zombies or something..
    Well, in a convention hall...Some Illinois US Senator was to talk...Sitting in front row......Think it was the BIsmark Hotel...? North side...
    I got sick just before he showed up....Cleared the whole hall out...Reconvened across the corridor...About 200 people, I would guess...
    Did not show up for the rest of the convention...Seems I recall , it was a Charles Percy.Oh, did not know too many people there anyway..My delegation did not do much better...Those people from Ann Arbor...No class....Young and stupid..Think that my most embarassing moment.

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    These tales might lead one to reconsider the discussion threads asserting people don't need helmets for bike riding any more than while walking....
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    Quote Originally Posted by teadoggg
    WHAM!!!! I smash right into the glass front of the store
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM
    Just as I turned to take a referencing glance as to my direction, I walked full tilt boogie into a No Parking sign. Like some cartoon character, my legs and arms kept their forward progress, but my body stopped still.
    Mark me down for one of those, but on a bike. Way back in 8th grade (roughly 20 yrs ago), I was biking alongside a friend. I was on my Fuji, he was riding his dad's old department store 10 speed. So we're riding alongside one another, I'm staring down, trying to compare wheel sizes or something. WHAM!!!! and I'm lying on a car's trunk. A parked car's trunk. I dust off, trying to act all cool & get on the bike to continue the ride, but find I can only turn left. I'd managed to bend the fork & frame - both top tube and down tube, so the front tire was smashed back past the down tube. Man, that was a bummer. I thought my old man was gonna kill me (he laughed).

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