As I’m on my teleconference class with the speaker button on, so I can be up and about, while listening to the lecture, stump my toe and reflexively yell “Oh FUCK!” and immediately want the world to swallow me up.
Then hear the professor stutter, before breaking out into a giggle and then ask “Whoever that was, is everything okay?”
Then, though I can stay silent and deny it because he can’t see me. Admit to it. Then apologize. Hear professor and classmates giggle a little more. Then join the classmates in the giggling before everyone falls into an awkward silence.
I hate those awkward *crickets* *crickets* moments.
I cleared my throat and we went on with the class.
Telling myself: You go girl. You’re moving right along, aren’t you?