Most Embarassing Moment?
Most of us can go back to a specific moment where we were embarrassed by something. Sometimes it is out of our control and well, sometimes it is just our sheer ignorance. I want to share with you my most embarrassing church moment. It is funny now but at the time caused me to turn three shades of red. It is hard to embarrass this chick, too.
So this particular Sunday we handed out note sheets. We have heard the statistics of people who take notes in church and the retention rate is incredible. So we got the idea to do note sheets each week and this was the first week we were doing that. We thought it would be amazing to have fill in the blanks of the messages and have it stir people to fill in those blanks and take notes of the message, thus retaining more of what they hear.
My husband explained that we were now going to be giving them out every week and to make sure they brought a pen. Well, I saw several people digging through purses and such looking for a pen. Just then I hopped up. After all, our neighbor who lives across the street had just given me a whole purse full of pens.
You see my neighbor worked for a big pharmaceutical company and was always bringing over water bottles, blankets, pens, cups, and the like with prescription names on them. There was always some drug he was marketing and we were often the recipient of his marketing tools.
So back to the story. Nobody had a pen and I had about 40 of them in my purse wrapped with a huge rubber band. I jumped up and began to pass them out. I thought I was so handy and efficient. Well, until…………
At the end of the service one usher was laughing really hard. He asked me if I knew anything about the pens I handed out. I had simply told him that a neighbor had given them to me. He informed me that I just handed out erectile dysfunction pens. They were all for a prescription called Cialis. I had no words. The pastors wife just became the Cialis poster child? How in the world did that happen? With a smile I handed everyone in church a pen toting the Cialis logo! Poor Troy! How was I ever gonna recover from that?
Do you need a pen?
Well that was a pretty embarrassing moment. Do you have one that sticks out to you?