It is a busy morning, I’m a bit rushed. My husband has to leave early, which throws off our routine but I make it out the door on time. I drop off my son at school for the day. Make my way, coffee in hand, to the office and get my day started.
I attend the daily 9:30 a.m. meeting and go about the rest of my morning. Must be around 10:00 when I go to the ladies room from all that coffee. I look down at the slate tile and stare at my shoes. That’s when I realize what I’ve done: Two different black shoes are on my feet.
Panic sets in: I’m mortified. Did anyone notice? My first thought is to go home and change, but I quickly dismiss this idea because it would take an hour to get home and back — the simple economics of gas cancels out this idea.
Luckily, the shoes are both black and the same height so I decide to just wing it the rest of the day. I don’t care if anyone notices. It’s just a fact of life. I get through the day without humiliation.
I wasn’t going to blog about this, but think that I should share this misery in hopes that I will make some other Mom out there feel better. And, “Moms At Work” recently posted on their Twitter page about another common embarrassment, “Classic. My zipper’s been down for two hours. Luckily, my job keeps me tied to my desk.” That made me feel better. Perhaps you’ve done this yourself or you just feel better knowing that it WASN’T you. Either way, I’m sure you can relate — we’re all doing so much. If the only thing I screw up this week is wearing two different shoes then I’ll consider myself lucky.