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BlueJay BS: Whats your most embarrassing moment. (42) RE: BS: Whats your most embarrassing moment. 28 Jan 03

I think I have you all beat for self-humiliation/ embarrasment. Except maybe Mrs. Lemon-that one was a real bomb.

In the late 1970's, I was deadheading on Amtrak, (as a railroad crew member, I was riding for free on Amtrak for an out of town assignment). While eating in the dining car with some of my co-workers, we had this young white kid who couldn't get anything right. When I was a kid, I rode the trains a lot. Seems most of the Porters and Waiters back then were black folks. And they generally did their jobs very well.

In an attempt at humor, I blurted out, "Where's the jungle bunnies when you need them"? A few of the guys laughed, but one of my co-workers gave me a discreet "shut up", pointing his thumb to the black guy on the other side of the aisle. He heard my remark, and was bristling with anger. Talk about being chagrined!

To this day, it is to my shame that I did not apologize to this man. I was afraid that he would have, (justifiebly), kicked my ass.

So, try and find a more embarrasing moment than that! Thanks, BlueJay

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