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Re: Group Confessional
« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2017, 03:49:12 PM »
I am absolutely terrible about getting peoples' names mixed up. Not because I don't know who they are - certain people are just strongly associated with one another in my mind, and I simply have a hard time calling them by the right name at a moment's notice. I have two sons whom I'm constantly calling by the others' name. I have two male co-workers about my age, and I'm constantly swapping their names. Same with my two best friends while I was growing up. Everybody who spends a lot of time with me just gets used to it and eventually just stops correcting me, because as hard as I try, I just can't stop doing it.

When I was dating my future wife (I'll call her FW), she crinkled her eyebrows the first few times I called her by my sister's name, but she finally figured me out and knew I didn't mean anything by it. I remember the first time I went to meet her college friends. We had a picnic in the park, and I was being chatty and sociable and everyone seemed to approve of "the new guy". Suddenly I called my FW by my sister's name and asked her to pass me something...A hush fell over the crowd, as they all awkwardly glared at me, then at FW to await an angry reaction. Everyone was certain that I had just called FW by the name of an ex-girlfriend. FW suddenly realized why everyone stopped talking, then burst out laughing and told them it was just my sister. All was well from there on out, but I still cringe when I think about it...

I'm wondering though, did this explanation make it better or worse?

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« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2017, 03:26:22 AM »
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Re: Group Confessional
« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2017, 05:54:09 AM »
Oh my goodness. So much funnies.. esp the shart one- I lol'd and the
Thank you, you too. I do that hahahahahaha

Ok I could take this thread over with the amount of ridiculous stuff. Here is one from maybe age 20

Taking some black and white photography classes with my best pal.
A free thing that the Photographic society does sometimes, this time it was taught by a sweet old man.
ANNNNNYway
We are in the dark room now - pitch black before our eyes adjust to the red light, and i grab my friends leg, to go Woaahhhhh creeeeepy. But, it wasn't her legs.
It was the sweet old man.

How to explain that one? I didn't even try


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« Reply #103 on: November 09, 2017, 09:09:06 PM »
Not a huge gaffe, but embarrassing nonetheless.

A Facebook acquaintance of mine recently adopted a baby boy. I am adopted, so I'm pretty interested in the topic. I asked her (via Facebook) if she's planning to tell him right away or wait until he's older.

"I mean, if I don't tell him right away, he'll probably figure it out on his own."

That's when I belatedly recalled that she was white woman who had adopted a black child.
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Re: Group Confessional
« Reply #104 on: November 10, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »
In high school band (I was 10th or 11th grade I think), I played the alto sax, but since I could also play piano, my director switched me over to Glockenspiel for one particular song. I may have initially oversold my skill at piano (I'm really not that good), but as a brown noser and suck up, I was determined to make this work, so I stayed after school and spent free periods in the band room practicing. So I was pretty proud of myself when I could make it through the song without *too* many mistakes. A few weeks before our concert (so we were all pretty good but not fantastic yet), our band director wanted to record us so that we could all hear what we sound like together (you can't really hear that when you're playing individual instruments) and so she could play it for the parents at an upcoming parent/teacher night. I can't for the life of me remember what song it was, but it was very fast tempo, and the ending was pretty awesome for me - I had a cool run that (if played correctly) sounded really awesome, and the last beat I was told to hit the last note as hard as I could. So we run through it, it's sounding pretty good, but somewhere towards the end I somehow get a beat behind (and don't realize it). Everyone is supposed to end on this short staccato note together. One beat, everyone finishes together, then a split second later I come in and hit that damn bell/key/whatever you wanna call it HARD. And then a split second later (realizing what I've done), I yell "SHIT!" to a completely silent classroom. And was recorded. Whoops. I'm not sure if she ended up playing it for the parents or managed to cut my mistake out, but I got the stunned "LIS!" from our director and roaring laughter from everyone else.

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« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2017, 08:32:57 PM »
Reminds me of this epic collection of Amazon reviews:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EVQWKC/

Almost peed myself laughing reading one of these. Which felt very fitting :)

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« Reply #106 on: November 16, 2017, 08:14:14 AM »
I was out on a really fancy date in the big city (rural raised girl here) and the guy took me to a place where I hardly even recognized the food.

I saw steak tartar on the menu and thought, "oh good, I'll get steak!" and then...I ordered it medium rare. He laughed but thought it was really cute, the waiter looked confused like I was playing a joke, and I was mortified but also had no idea what was happening or why my normal steak order had gotten such a reaction.

Haha! he was really nice about it and explained it to me, and we dated for a few months (nice guy just didn't work out) but MAN, when I think of that moment I just CRINGE.

Oh god, so this reminded me of a funny story. Funny now. At the time I was mortified.

I went to France after high school graduation with a group of other grads that I wasn't super close with, and one native French adult. On the second day in Paris, we went to a cute bistro for coffee. I didn't drink coffee. Or speak French. That didn't stop me. I wanted to be FANCY and ADULT and FRENCH, so I asked if they had a specialty coffee drink, using the fancy French name.

Why yes, the waiter disdained, as everyone in my party tittered. We have coffee with milk.

I had asked a waiter in a French coffee shop if they had cafe au lait.

I want to say thank you for this thread and everyone confessing. Because I was just thinking to myself lately about all the foot in mouth moments I do and how I was ready to hide from society. Now I will just keep barreling along with it for now.

In fifth grade the teacher was presenting our work and I was sitting on a table off the side by the window. Not facing the class like everyone else. So I became fixated on a spider along the window and started talking out loud about it. Not a care in the world. Realized everyone was quiet and starring at me. Doh!

This is adorable.

Last week I came into my office to discover two incredibly tall and handsome men in my office....I was dumfounded and tripped over my own tongue introducing myself.  We talked about the purpose for their visit and it was all I could do to keep from ogling them both...then it dawned on me...2LT's.  I'm old enough to be their mother.

Shit.

Oh, and I'm happily married.

As an aside, this is my new favorite thread!
Confession in the confessions thread. At the risk of embarrassing myself, what are 2LTs?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_lieutenant

I have a café au lait story too. I'm not much of a coffee drinker. I was in France, with my boyfriend at the time and his cousins. I also do not know French. I also try to be sophisticated and order a "café au lait". I'm drinking it and his cousins giggle and say something. My boyfriend explains they said 'that's what the children order".  I have many many faux pas, but I think I have done a pretty good job burying them by now. I was definitely known in college for saying something I think is perfectly innocent, and sticking my foot in my mouth.

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« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2017, 08:19:50 AM »
Not a huge gaffe, but embarrassing nonetheless.

A Facebook acquaintance of mine recently adopted a baby boy. I am adopted, so I'm pretty interested in the topic. I asked her (via Facebook) if she's planning to tell him right away or wait until he's older.

"I mean, if I don't tell him right away, he'll probably figure it out on his own."

That's when I belatedly recalled that she was white woman who had adopted a black child.

That's totally the kind of thing I would do. Doh! I've also done the whole thing of "wow I think your son really takes after your husband". And the person quietly explains they adopted.

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« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »
When I was 19, a kindly older lady invited me to stay at her country home for winter break, through a mentoring program.  I was all ready and excited to go, when she called to tell me she had to cancel because her mother had died. I don't remember what I said, but I probably I sounded more disappointed at not getting to go, than sorry that her mother had passed.  Even worse, I did not send a condolence letter.  What a self-centered and unmannered jerk I was.

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« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2017, 04:42:51 PM »
That's totally the kind of thing I would do. Doh! I've also done the whole thing of "wow I think your son really takes after your husband". And the person quietly explains they adopted.

I think this generally comes across as more cute than embarrassing. For example, at my high school graduate party, a church friend of my parents' told my grandma that I had her eyes. Reasonable small talk right? Problem is, my grandma isn't a blood relative, she's my grandpa's second wife. My "real" grandma died before I was born and my grandpa remarried when I was 1.

My grandma loves that story, because she thinks it's really sweet. She didn't tell the person at the time, and I bet if anyone said anything they'd be mortified. But that's a completely reasonable thing to say when someone introduced themselves as someone relative.

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Re: Group Confessional
« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2017, 08:23:51 PM »
I admit to being a bit naive.  On what might at first appear to be an unrelated note, I am also curious about what it's like to try weird to me FOODS. 

I swear I thought a clip with this title was going to be about people eating donkey meat for the first time:
buzzfeed.com/amphtml/hillarylevine/a-straight-girls-adventures-with-eating-ass

"Straight girls" in the title didn't clue me in and I can't believe I still didn't catch on when the warning popped up at the start of the clip.  I really didn't get it until she gave the dictionary term for "eating ass".

Ugh! My face still gets red just thinking of how naive I was! But it did make for a great laugh with my friends who were there to witness my utter shock and embarrassment.

(Edited because I wasn't sure it was wise to actually link to the video.)
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« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2017, 09:00:53 PM »
I have actually had a straight woman tell me all about the first time she was served donkey meat, but she thankfully didn't refer to it as "eating ass." I would have died laughing... :-)
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« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2017, 09:30:44 PM »
I have actually had a straight woman tell me all about the first time she was served donkey meat...

Did she catch it on video? I'd watch it. ;-)

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« Reply #113 on: November 17, 2017, 12:30:07 AM »
I have a really strong  ability to focus on one task at a time, especially when I'm just thinking to myself. For example, I recall reading a book on the bus to middle school. Normally we stopped at the high school first, and the middle schoolers just waited for the older kids to get off and then we went on our way. Well I was reading a book (I actually can't believe I remember exactly what I was reading that day, but it was Ender's Game) and I just 100% tuned out everything else. So when we stopped at the high school and people filed off the bus I just kept on reading. Well I feel a tap on my shoulder about 5 minutes after the stop, and it was someone telling me to evacuate the bus because it was a fire drill. Turns out there were flashing lights, with a loud siren for the past 5 min and everyone had gotten off except me because I had NO clue what was going on.

This superpower of intense concentration has led to many embarrassing social  situations. I remember one guy in high school perpetually thought I was ignoring him because he would say hi to me, but I wouldn't register it until about 5 minutes later, and then it's kind of too late to track someone down and apologize. Pretty sure he thought I was a mega bitch who was ignoring him for years...considering that I lived on the same street and was just too in my own head to even realize that someone was talking to me. I actually really liked him! Just never noticed him trying to talk to me haha

Happened again with a different guy in college- one day I saw him while I was walking to class and I waved hello.  He literally stopped me and said "No! You don't get to do that! I say hello to you every day and you never say anything. Then the one day I don't say hello, you wave to me??!!!" So I had to explain that on my walk between class I literally never noticed him. Which is a horrible thing to have to explain to someone!

Pretty sure I can never be a detective...
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Re: Group Confessional
« Reply #114 on: November 17, 2017, 12:39:51 AM »
I can also join the fart club here. I used to work at a nursing home, around the same time that I was transitioning to a plant based diet. My digestion was going crazy. So I was holding in some rumbles while I was in a patient's room but as soon as I got into the hallway I let it out. SBD.

2 CNAs walk by at that exact moment. They stop, look at each other, and go "Ew...is that room 102?? I am not looking forward to that later, I'm going to throw up".

So yes...I just pretended to type on my computer, and did not say a word. totally blamed my wind on a bed-bound 98 year old woman. It was so bad. But good news- plant based for 3 years now and no more farts!

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« Reply #115 on: November 17, 2017, 08:34:44 AM »
But good news- plant based for 3 years now and no more farts!

So this stops eventually? Thank God.

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« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2017, 11:15:32 PM »
That's totally the kind of thing I would do. Doh! I've also done the whole thing of "wow I think your son really takes after your husband". And the person quietly explains they adopted.

I think this generally comes across as more cute than embarrassing. For example, at my high school graduate party, a church friend of my parents' told my grandma that I had her eyes. Reasonable small talk right? Problem is, my grandma isn't a blood relative, she's my grandpa's second wife. My "real" grandma died before I was born and my grandpa remarried when I was 1.

My grandma loves that story, because she thinks it's really sweet. She didn't tell the person at the time, and I bet if anyone said anything they'd be mortified. But that's a completely reasonable thing to say when someone introduced themselves as someone relative.

People always think I look like my (not biological) family. I actually look so much like my (not biological) mom that people think I'm outright lying when I say I'm adopted.
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« Reply #117 on: November 18, 2017, 11:40:12 PM »
Really struggling not to laugh out loud on this very quiet bus at the prune juice story...
I tried to read it out loud to DD, and laughing so hard it could barely finish.  Tears streaming down my face.

DS, at age 10 liked to snack by the computer while playing minecraft.   One day I noted that there was a 1kg bag of prunes, open, next to the computer, with only 1/3 remaining.   He loved them!  But.  was not feeling so great after an hour or two...

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« Reply #118 on: November 19, 2017, 12:23:45 AM »
That's totally the kind of thing I would do. Doh! I've also done the whole thing of "wow I think your son really takes after your husband". And the person quietly explains they adopted.

I think this generally comes across as more cute than embarrassing. For example, at my high school graduate party, a church friend of my parents' told my grandma that I had her eyes. Reasonable small talk right? Problem is, my grandma isn't a blood relative, she's my grandpa's second wife. My "real" grandma died before I was born and my grandpa remarried when I was 1.

My grandma loves that story, because she thinks it's really sweet. She didn't tell the person at the time, and I bet if anyone said anything they'd be mortified. But that's a completely reasonable thing to say when someone introduced themselves as someone relative.

People always think I look like my (not biological) family. I actually look so much like my (not biological) mom that people think I'm outright lying when I say I'm adopted.
I have one of these stories too. My friend looked amazingly like her mother. We were at summer camp when I told her it was uncanny how much she looked like her mom and she said she was adopted. Needless to say, we didn't believe her. Thought it was just teenage angst. Turns out it was true. She and her sister were taken from an abusive home and eventually adopted. They were old enough to remember the not-so-nice details. Later, her adoptive mom, who was a friend of my mom's, confirmed that they were adopted. It was still hard to believe because the likeness was startling.
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« Reply #119 on: November 19, 2017, 12:28:31 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

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« Reply #120 on: November 19, 2017, 04:29:38 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

*giggle*

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« Reply #121 on: November 19, 2017, 11:08:16 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

*giggle*

+1. That must have been both hilarious, and very cringey.

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« Reply #122 on: November 19, 2017, 11:11:38 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

The masochist's exercise routine - "Punch us Pilates".

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« Reply #123 on: November 19, 2017, 11:52:07 AM »
Fourth grade.  Addressed Ms. Teacher as "Mom."

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« Reply #124 on: November 20, 2017, 10:11:57 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

The masochist's exercise routine - "Punch us Pilates".
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« Reply #125 on: November 20, 2017, 11:01:20 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

You were reading the story of Jesus before Pontius Pilate at Christmas?

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« Reply #126 on: November 20, 2017, 11:16:31 AM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

You were reading the story of Jesus before Pontius Pilate at Christmas?

Yeah dude.  'Silent Night' is a chilling tune about the gradual silence of the screams of the crucified over time.  What did you think Christmas was about?  :P

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« Reply #127 on: November 20, 2017, 04:18:52 PM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

You were reading the story of Jesus before Pontius Pilate at Christmas?
Yep, to approximately 150 people who knew the story....   16 years olds can get quite dramatically resistive if mom suggests that they rehearse before reading a lesson to 150 people, BTW.

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« Reply #128 on: November 20, 2017, 04:36:48 PM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

You were reading the story of Jesus before Pontius Pilate at Christmas?
Yep, to approximately 150 people who knew the story....   16 years olds can get quite dramatically resistive if mom suggests that they rehearse before reading a lesson to 150 people, BTW.

It's just that Pontius Pilate is part of the Easter story - not the Christmas story. I can see why it would be embarrassing!

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« Reply #129 on: November 20, 2017, 04:40:58 PM »
DD was asked to read the lesson in church service last year, just before Christmas.  It was the familiar christmas story, where Jesus is put to trial before Pontius Pilate.

But of course my lovely 16 year old pronounced it "Pilates" over, and over, and over again.

You were reading the story of Jesus before Pontius Pilate at Christmas?
Yep, to approximately 150 people who knew the story....   16 years olds can get quite dramatically resistive if mom suggests that they rehearse before reading a lesson to 150 people, BTW.

It's just that Pontius Pilate is part of the Easter story - not the Christmas story. I can see why it would be embarrassing!

HAHA you are right!   She was asked to read at both Christmas and Easter and I got the two seasons mixed up. Easter.  Definitely Easter. Embarrassing indeed.

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« Reply #130 on: November 21, 2017, 08:38:22 AM »
Not a huge gaffe, but embarrassing nonetheless.

A Facebook acquaintance of mine recently adopted a baby boy. I am adopted, so I'm pretty interested in the topic. I asked her (via Facebook) if she's planning to tell him right away or wait until he's older.

"I mean, if I don't tell him right away, he'll probably figure it out on his own."

That's when I belatedly recalled that she was white woman who had adopted a black child.
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