04 September 2006

'Diggin' up a little DIRT' on myself!

A few blogs ago on Jodi's website, she starts by saying: "Yesterday morning on the radio the DJ's were looking for stories from listeners where they had totally embarassed themselves by saying something really stupid." She then proceeds to share her biggest 'faux pas' statement that's hung with her half her life... still mortified that she could have such poor choice of words intersect with such bad timing, and wishing all this time that she could take it back.

I think we all have such blundersome moments. Thankfully, mine is less severe and a bit more comical than hers.

I was in my 2nd year at Piedmont... already having a rough year. Just dragging myself to class one day, I took special notice of all the hard work the nice little middle-aged yard guy had been doing fixing up our grounds in front of the girls' dormitory. He had been working on it, and always seemed to enjoy it, but I thought "I bet nobody ever just thanks him for all his hard work. And he's done SUCH a great job out here. I bet nobody ever even so much as notices." So, I took it upon myself to show my appreciation for all he'd done and just simply stated, as walking by "Lookin' Good!" It took me a few more steps before I realized that could've been taken more than one way! But, by that point, it was too late to backtrack and I just thought, "Well, either way, it surely made his day!" And, I must say, it put a smile on my own face as well, as I giggled myself all the way to class. :)

1 comment:

jodi said...

Hahahahaha! That is hilarious! I love the picture of your old dormitory by the way. But where are the flowers? Maybe you gave Mr. Landscaper the confidence he needed to turn his attention toward bigger and better things! :)