Friday, January 11, 2013

Finish the Sentence...

The most embarrassing thing I have ever done...

Well I have an embarrassing moment for each part of my life: kids, marriage, work, high school, college, etc. I am one of those people who open my mouth at the wrong time ALL the time. It's a running joke between my husband and I. What will Sarah say next?

I don't try to do this ... It just happens. And, trust me, I'm working on it.

So, here it goes, one of my embarrassing moments.

Ahem... {a little nervous to share, here :) }

Husband and I were at a pretty classy art fair here in Northern Michigan, and we were celebrating a day away from the kids. It was sunny and 75 degrees, and not too crowded, we were having a lot of fun.

Well, we came by this one booth that had a peculiar looking lady selling road kill art. YES. You read right.

She told us her story about how she drives around looking for road kill and then completes a still life while adding funny captions or silly faces, or x's in the eyes, or other various things to make them have a little more character.

Well, nothing is wrong with that. Art can be anything. I tell that to my children and students everyday. But, it was a little odd. Right?

So, we continue our way through the art fair and then into the downtown district toward the art galleries. The first gallery we got into was amazing and we ended up spending a lot of time there. The owner came up to us and asked if we enjoyed the fair and if we saw anything we liked.

Well, my big mouth and I say, "We saw lots of amazing art, but we went by this one booth where the lady painted a bunch of dead animals. It was so weird." And the with a little laugh I said, "It didn't look like she was selling much."

The owner just looked at me for a moment and then said, "Yeaaaahhh... {pause that starts to feel awkward} ...that's my mom.

And then she went on defending her mom and her type of art for a couple minutes. Not in an angry way, but in a 'you obviously don't know anything about art or artists' kind if way.

Well, my husband and I overly apologized and backed up out of the store as quickly ad we could without being obvious that we wanted to get out of there.

That definitely isn't my most embarrassing moment ever, but it is one that constantly sticks out in my mind for some reason.

I can't wait to read about everyone else's most embarrassing moments!! This is a fun and revealing topic about who we really are. ;)

Thankfully I have Jesus' grace for when I mess up and offend people. :)

Finish the Sentence Friday


  1. Oh sounds so like something I would have said or done. I, too, have tendency to stick my foot in my mouth and could see myself thinking that was a bit strange. Loved this and thank you for linking up. Hope we see you again next week, too :) :)

  2. Thanks! I know...I guess it could have been a lot worse. :)

  3. Oh man! Open mouth, insert foot. I'm good at that too. I would have probably said the same thing. I think that kind of art is VERY WEIRD. But, then I don't get a lot of art. Thanks so much for linking up!!!

  4. Sheesh...everyone knows you don't paint road kill, you COOK IT! :D Funny story! :)