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Embarrasing Moment by J-me
By Mark A Brown
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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How my mother handled her embarrassing moment

Everyone has embarrassing moments in his life.  How a person handles those moments tells volumes about that individual.

One evening my parents took several members of my family  to a nice steak house.  Everyone dressed accordingly and anticipated a great steak dinner.

The steaks were delicious, and we waited for dessert.  My mother excused herself and visited the ladies room.  A few minutes later she returned to the table.  As she was being seated she released a sonic burp.  Not the kind of burp that can be heard at the next table, but the kind that can be heard three blocks away over the roar of a busy metropolitan street; it was a real window shaker.

Everyone in the restaurant was stunned including my mother.  The entire contingent of people in the dining room stared at Mom.  A lesser person would have crumbled under the pressure, but this woman had met all the crises of raising twelve children and had survived.

She looked at the other patrons and said, "I'm sorry, but it was the best I could do."

She sat down and ate her dessert as though nothing happened.  A few people looked disgusted, but most chuckled and returned to their dinners.

After the meal, one of my siblings asked, "How could you eat knowing everyone stared at you?"

"After all the things you kids have put me through...that burp was a breeze."

"No," Dad said.  "It was more like a tornado."

Copyright 2008 J-me

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Reviewed by Thomas Shubnell 9/8/2009
My mother used to burp like that - at home. We were always proud of her and maybe a bit envious.
Reviewed by John Coppolella 2/15/2009
Very funny. Oh how I remember those times, especially the ones when I was too young to understand, what everyone was laughing about, but it turned out to be me! Very, burp, nice, J-me.

Reviewed by 000 000 2/11/2009
After 12 children...she probably took embarrassment as natural occurrence, Funny story!!
Reviewed by Connie Faust 10/19/2008
Oh, so cute! I love your Mom.

Reviewed by Joanna Leone 7/31/2008
This is a cute and funny story! Your mom handled the situation well, as it was an embarassing moment for her. I loved the part where your dad said, "it was more like a tornado." It is great that both of your parents handled the embarassing moment so well. I will track your work and I am curious at to what you will write about next. Stop over at my authors den sometime, and let me know what you think of my work.
Reviewed by Mary Coe 7/30/2008
LOL! That was funny. I especially like the line where she says, "I'm sorry, but it was the best i could do."
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/29/2008
She handled it very well. Surely you and your Dad were proud of her that day. Mother's can do mostly as they wish, they are so needed.
Lovely write, so enduring a person she must be.

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