Life, the Ego-Sucking Siege


having a bad day?

Have you ever noticed how life can sometimes be a constant barrage, sucking away your ego and self-esteem bit by bit?  Yeah?  Well, I have been having one of those days weeks months (as proof I submit to you The Day I Killed the Vacuum and Why I Can Never Be a Big-Boobed Hoochie Mama).  But today, well today was like the cream of humiliation rising to the proverbial top.

Today, I had to go to my sons’ school – Teen and Pre-Teen.  Not what you might think, I was just dropping something off to Teen.  I stopped in the office to talk to the secretary, school nurse and principal.  I walked through the school, waving and saying hello to students and teachers I know.  I went into the middle school cafeteria, located Teen at his table, having lunch with all his middle-school teen friends and gave him the item I had brought for him.  I stopped to say “Hi” to Pre-Teen as he entered the lunch room with his classmates.  Lastly, I had a quick impromptu meeting with a teacher and then left the school, waving to more teachers and students as I exited the building.

Once back in the car, I headed straight to the grocery store.  Upon arrival at the store, I leaned over to pick my grocery bags and for the first time noticed that the zipper, on my ever-so-snug skinny jeans, was wide open, X- Y- Z.

Yep, that’s right, I had just cruised all over Teen-dom with my barn door flapping in the breeze. (I just know tonight I am going to have one of those naked-walking-around-school dreams.)


And then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, I marched straight into the grocery store and for some bizarre reason, bought a plant.  You know, a plant – innocent, helpless and with no idea of the horror that await it under my care. Knowing my track record with all things green (The Accidental Farmer), this venture will surely end badly for all involved – especially the plant.

And so,

The siege rages on…

16 responses

  1. It happens to the best of us … At least you remembered to put your jeans on in the first place. 😉
    Chances are these kids didn’t even notice X-Y and Z.

  2. Haha, too funny! Love the picture! Fingers crossed that most people were only looking at your smiling face…
    Well, we all know these situations – I hope! I once went shopping in a new dress and was amazed by how many men were flirting with me. Until I found ot that the buttons in the back had opened on their own, and I was showing off my panties to the whole city. Soon after that, I moved away. 😉

  3. Aaah I’m pretty sure that most people in this world who wear trousers/pants will have experienced some form of embarrassment related to what you just described. If not, they’ve only got it coming. Now we all know that we missed yours, we’ll know to look more closely next time 😉

    I find that I check and double check, especially when I’m at work or in a mall. But there’s always bound to be a time when something unexpected happens, or you’re punished for making too many purchases and having too many bags to hold, that your xyz routine is interrupted 😛

    It’s probably not as painful as that cow’s experience though. How did that happen?!! :S

  4. I’m positive your jeans just came unzipped with the getting into and out of the car…in route to the grocery. Our little secret. Nikki

  5. Oh man, there is something going around, like the flu, but cosmo related. I feel like everything has been going wrong in my life, too. We need some blogging Karma to bring us back to tranquility.

  6. I’m sure no one noticed it 🙂 We’ve all been there.. This just reminds me of something. My mum’s friend once actually had the comb on her hair. She never noticed it (nor did anyone point it to her) during her entire journey to the office. 🙂