My Most Embarrassing Moment
My Most Embarrassing Moment Some things are easier to remember, than to forget. I can remember my most embarrassing moment as if it happened yesterday. I’ve tried to forget about this moment all my life, but it just never goes away.
I can think back to that day and just laugh. I was nine years old, and I was attending elementary school. I was starting my fourth grade year with no friends. I was a quiet and shy person, so I never hung out with the other kids. After a few months I manage to make friends and wasn’t so shy anymore, until one day. It was Monday December 10, 1999. Like any other day I got up and ready for school.
I notice that it was very cold outside, so I asked my mom to drop me off at school. On my arrival, I immediately entered the school and went downstairs to the cafeteria, where I met with some of my classmates. Time passed by and the first bell ran and everyone including myself started heading upstairs to homeroom. My homeroom was on the 4th floor. I used to hate this because by the time I would get to the 4th floor, I would be tired and running out of breath. While trying to my catch breath, I had to walk all the way down this long hallway, just to get to my classroom, which was room 313.
I finally got there, and immediately went inside the classroom, and said “hi” to my teacher Miss. Fitzgerald. I sat down in my assign seat, which was the first seat on the second row. As we were waiting for the rest of the class to come in, my friend Raul, who was sitting behind me said “hi. ” He usually didn’t talk to me, because I was too shy. And I didn’t talk to him, because he was consider the cutes boy in my class, who every girl used to like. But to me he was just like any other boy who pretended to be a young Justin Timberlake, but with no fame. We exchanged a few words and then the teacher begun to lecture.
Hours when by and it was finally time for lunch. After forming a line, we started to go downstairs to the cafeteria. As we went down, I started to smell the food, which that day we were having pizza. It smelled like juicy cheese melting down in warm tomato sauce! I couldn’t wait to sit and eat. Shortly after that, it was time to return to class. Once again, we made a line and headed upstairs. As we got to the fourth floor, I felt someone touch my butt. I turn around quickly to figure out who had touched me inappropriately and the only person I saw behind me was my friend Raul.
I didn’t know what to do, my heart was pumping like if I had just gotten chase by zombies. I was so scared that I started to cry. Everyone gazed at me, wondering what was wrong. In the meantime, my teacher Miss. Fitzgerald kept asking me in a loud tone of voice, “What is the problem Coyna? ” I didn’t want to answer her in front of the whole class. She then kept asking me the same question in louder tone of voice. I had no choice, but to tell her out loud, “Raul touched my butt! ” At the moment, my body went numb. My face turned red as a strawberry.
I was so embarrass because no one has ever touched me like that before. Everyone kept looking at me with eagle eyes, as if I was their prey hunt. In my mind I just keep saying “oh my god why did this happened to me and why are all eyes on me”. I felt so uncomfortable that I wanted to hide under a rock and not come out in years. We finally got to the classroom where Miss. Fitzgerald ordered the rest of the class to go inside. She then asked Raul if what I was saying was true, and Raul denied everything making me look like a liar. Consequently, the teacher didn’t do anything but give Raul a warning.
Afterward, I felt very embarrass and didn’t talk to anybody for a whole week, including the teacher. Finally, every time I think about this experience in Elementary School I can’t help myself but to laugh. I was only nine years old in the fourth grade, who would had thought that something like this could had happen to me. It was not a pleasant situation; I just wish I was matured enough to handle it differently. However, I was fortunate enough to learn from such experience, even though I am still embarrassed about that day. Just remember that what happens unexpectedly stays forever as a memory.