Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Most Embarrassing Moment

I left this comment on Pastor Wilson's blog and realized it would make a good (if short) Life is Funny post. The topic is my most embarrassing moment...




My first year teaching…
The teachers took turns reading at weekly Mass.
Well, my first time, the Cantor is on vacation, and the priest asks me to sing “O Come O Come Emmanuel”
I think to myself “Okay, not comfortable with this, but at least the kids know it and will back me up…I don’t have to depend on the rest of the congregation singing at 7 in the morning..”
Well, I sing the first verse, and it seems no one is joining in. I seem to have forgotten where I was, stopped singing, and said:
“C’mon Kids…I know you know this one…I taught my own class, the rest of you know it, and your going to sing if you know what’s good for you. Now we’re starting over…”
Yep. I had to ask other teachers if I really did that, or if I had a nightmare. I really did it. But they said the priest was laughing really hard. I found out later that this priest will stop everyone and make us start over if he can’t hear people singing…So surprisingly enough, I think I actually made a good first impression on him….On the rest of the parish…not so much…

Do you want to share your moment with me? Or with Pastor Wilson at www.withoutwax.tv. It's one or the other. Your choice....

10 comments:

Kelli said...

AHHH Helen, Helen, Helen!!! That is seriously funny. And I can picture you doing that!

I wrote a blog post about my most embarassing moment a few months ago. It's not quite as funny as yours, but here it is...for your reading pleasure :)!

http://kellis-world.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-committed.html

Wendy said...

Always do what Helen tells you to do. It won't end well for you if you don't. So let it be said, so let it be done.

jasonS said...

Hey, you're a teacher! What else are you supposed to do! Great story- thanks for the smile.

Annie K said...

How come Hungarians are so bossy? Wait...I am one. Hmmmmm....

sherri said...

Sounds like classic Helenese to me!

Billy Coffey said...

You even go Hungarian in CHURCH? I really hope I never make you mad, Helen.

katdish said...

AWESOME!

We should fight crime together. We would be an unstoppable force.

Helen said...

Kelli, yours was pretty funny, too.
Wendy, I was new, so they didn't know that yet. And drink plenty of fluids...
jasonS, thanks. Yeah, I was in teacher mode, not lector /suprise cantor mode...
Annie K, because people need to be bossed...
Sherri, yep. Can't help mysef sometimes.
Billy Coffey, even in Church.
katdish, yes, but the government would probably detain us for being a force to big to reckon with.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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