I'm the queen of embarrasing moments.
One of the biggies that sticks out in my mind. Years ago I worked for a local TV station as a secretary to the news director/anchor. When I first started, one of the things he wanted me to do was drop him off in his car for lunch downtown. I had just received my license and had a touch of dyslexia, too. I remember the newsroom faced the manager's parking lot. I got into his car to go and pick up him (he had walked to lunch earlier) and the cars were all facing one direction, which meant you had to drive out that same direction. It was physically impossible to pull out the other way because all the cars were facing one direction. Now I understand that. Back then, with my dyslexia, I was sure I was going the correct way. I remember pulling back and forth in the car, trying to get it to go to the left (all cars were facing right). Finally, I hit the car next to me, was at one point up on its bumper, in the air, and finally managed to pull out the incorrect way. I was in shock, I swear. That's why I kept going after I first made contact with the other car. After finally getting the car out (the wrong way) I looked up in the Newsroom window and there were a bunch of horrified faces pressed against the glass. They had watched me do this maneuver for the past 10 minutes and were completely speechless. I drove off and got the guy, he didn't notice the huge dent (it was on the driver's side). After we got back I had to go into his office and tell him. Turns out I had hit the General Manager's car with the Anchor's car. I was sure I was going to be fired. A few hours later I was paged to go to the General Manager's office. I went in, he somberly looked at me and closed the door. He handed me a glass of boubon and said "If you were going to try to ki ll the son-of-a-bitch, make sure he's at least in the car!"
A few months later I had some spray glue explode in my face (never use a needle on a clogged sprayer). Without my knowledge they taped me as I was on the the ground and the paramedics working on me and played it on the evening news. It was the beginning of poison prevention week and they had a "story that hits close to home."
Sigh, that was the best job I ever had!