“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
Fools Rush In
I was riding the elevator in my office building one day when a handsome, handsomely dressed man got on. After staring at him briefly, I laughed and said, “You know, you look just like Richard Gere.” “Maybe,” he said kindly, “it’s because I am Richard Gere.” I was struck dumb, and my awkward silence continued all the way to the lobby floor, where photographers were waiting for him.
Change of Heart
I was in charge of organizing an award ceremony for a Nobel laureate, and I’d been so pressed for time that I found myself changing into my suit in the men’s room only minutes before the reception was scheduled to start. A man standing outside the stall door called out, “Are you going to be out any time soon?” I was changing as fast as I could and the stress got the better of me, so I growled, “I’ll be out in a minute!” I had assumed it was one of the waiters, but when I flung open the stall door, ready to give stinkeye to whoever had been rushing me, I saw that it was our honoree.
Are you having a bad err day? Or are you always good for a gaffe?
Submit Your Gaffe
See your shame in lights!