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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Jesus that was close.

Sometimes, through sheer good luck, you manage not to embarrass yourself horribly. It wasn't 'cause I had better sense, 'cause my mind was busy with the reasons it would be OK. It was just a slight sense of caution and waiting and holding my tongue, and it saved me from a vastly embarrassing scene.

Even better, I found out after, with no one knowing what I wanted to do, why it would have been a terrible idea. I am so grateful. We'll all just pretend I never thought of it.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you almost do? Telling half stories is boring. You have to tell the whole thing for us to get the joke.

Justin

5:03 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Now, see. Keeping it abstract is not just a way to keep me from embarrassing myself (with full knowledge, this time!), but it is also, like, a literary device. This way, people can reflect on whether they've been in that situation, stripped to the underlying structure, and identify with me. It brings us all closer, in a way that merely humiliating myself wouldn't.

We're way literary around here.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:-P

I'm with Justin.

You are being a tease!

-- Tim.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, and we have all been there. I don't need to reflect on that as much as I need to laugh at what you almost did and why it was such a bad idea.

-- Tim.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Oh you engineers. You have no appreciation for my art, for leaving things unsaid, for our imaginations to fill in. For whatever shreds of dignity I still have.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pot... kettle... black...

If you were on this side of the blog, you'd wanna know too. "Literary device" reads "lame excuse."

*poke* *poke*

-- Tim.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Shreds of dignity?

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I accuse you of being passive-aggressive unless you include a picture to give us some sort of reference.

-AS

11:04 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

OK, we've admired your literary device, reflected on our own near misses, identified with you, etc .... now tell us the details!

6:19 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

LOOK!! An EAGLE!

(running away)

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, you've decided not to date the Furry? Or move to Oakland? Or powdercoat flames on your tub?

Only one of those is embarrassing.

A4

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Peter said...

Megan,
You wouldn't have embarrassed yourself if you had gone through with the idea.
You would look just fine with a purple Mohawk.

10:05 AM  
Blogger billo said...

Literary device? Is this about the absence of a comma?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Marcus said...

At least the context -- work-related, I'm guessing?

The maxim "when in doubt, say nothing" is so incredibly useful, especially to us babbling types who have a very, very hard time obeying it.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Nope. Boy related. And that is as much as I am going to say. Providence was extraordinarily kind to me. Why would I undo that gift, when it could still be just as embarrassing?

2:27 PM  
Blogger t.s. said...

This is all another suspense-related literary device, no? Nicely done.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Yeah, c'mon Marcus, it had to be boy-related; do you have no sense of priority?!

He's married/attached in some way? To someone else who was there?

Not blogging about it would have made it easier to pretend you'd never though of it ;-) Go on, just whisper it to me ....

3:47 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Alison:

(whispering) Something like that.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous bryn said...

In improv they say, if you are going to do something embarassing you have to commit to it and do it in a big way, then it'll be funny otherwise it's just awkward.

11:26 AM  

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