Saber170 said...he played it off cool and did a 180° back the other way.
Anyone else have any embarrassing stories like that?
And he never reappeared? awwwww...
Yeah, my own embarrassing stories are beyond count. I really am the total social klutz. And I'm more than 3 times your age, so I've had plenty of time to perfect my ineptitude.
But I'm actually not too bad in gay situations. Maybe because I really try harder, pay more attention to what I'm doing, yet feel more natural & relaxed than I do in a straight setting. There I always feel off-balance and out of place.
One of my nightmares was going to an art show opening at a museum. Casual attire for once, rather than black bow tie, I bought this rather inexpensive but distinctive pin-striped sports jacket I could wear over jeans, with the sleeves pushed up almost to my elbows. Quite the fashion some years ago, I matched it with a collarless knit pullover underneath and thought I looked so GQ.
Until I saw another guy there wearing the identical jacket over jeans as well, his sleeves hiked up like mine! Now I know how women feel when they run into another woman wearing the same outfit. And I know this guy saw me, as did others there, including some friends of mine.
I totally panicked, literally running out of the exhibit hall. Fortunately I was a museum donor and knew the staff, and they gave me access to a private office, where I ripped off the jacket and rearranged the knit pullover as my outer garment so I could return.
But my composure was gone, and if I hadn't been required to be there I would have left. Later I was obliged to attend a small private dinner to honor the featured artist, to which my lookalike hadn't been invited. But I still couldn't wear that jacket, fearing that the others might remember him wearing it. Do you know I never wore that jacket again, so outdated today that I never will? I still cringe at that night, that started out so well, with vain dreams that for once I would be cutting-edge fashionable.