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A Hockey Wife in "waiting"....

February 16, 2011

It's time to clean out the closet with FTLOB...and I am sharing an embarrassing story I usually like to keep hanging in the back of the "closet" with all my pre-baby clothes!
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About eight years ago, my husband was invited to play in the Adam Oates Golf Classic.  
This was long before we had children and I am not sure if we were even married at the time.  If I remember correctly, the tournament was on a Saturday afternoon.  I was working as a flight attendant, and was based in a different city than were living that summer.  On my days off, I would often drive the three hours it took to get back home.  For some reason on this day I had decided to just hop on a quick (and free) flight home.  
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Since the golf tournament was somewhat close to the airport, and since my husband would be golfing all day, the plan was that he would leave the car in short-term parking and I would just drive the remaining forty minutes home by myself.  

As a flight attendant, we were allowed to stand-by for airline pass-travel.  If there was room on the plane, we could take the seat.  As with many perks, there were a few rules you had to follow if you were standing-by for a first-class seat.  You were not allowed to wear denim and there were to be no sandals or open-toe shoes.  I usually travelled in my comfortable, non-wrinkle black pants, and that day I had paired it with a white blouse.  It paid off, as I was sitting pretty in my first class seat!  
I landed, located the car, and gave my husband a call to let him know I was on the ground and headed home.  The conversation went like this

"Hey Babe, I am in the car and on my way home."

"You should stop by the golf course on your way home and have dinner here."

"Oh no, I am exhausted and have been flying all day...I am not even dressed for a fancy dinner."

"What do you mean?  Everyone has been golfing all day, and we are all in shorts and golf shirts.  It is not fancy at all."

"Are you sure?"

"Yes, I swear!...Come stop by and have some dinner."
  
I was a definitely hungry....so I headed toward the golf course to see my husband and have some food!

When I arrived, I noticed that there were other wives just arriving as well.  So this is how it worked...our husbands played golf all day, and we joined them later for dinner and drinks.  Not a bad deal.  But there was something else I noticed.  These ladies looked like they had lounged at the pool all day, and then showered, did their hair and make-up, and put on cute sundresses.  
They certainly didn't look like they were serving sodas and peanuts to people all day while 25,000 miles in the air.  But at least I didn't stand out in my pants and blouse...I actually fit right in!

That is right, I looked like I was part of the evening's waitstaff!  I whispered to my husband how I should not have come dressed the way I was...he told me I was being silly, and it was all in my head.  I decided he was right, it had to be obvious I was there as an invited guest...

"Excuse me."

"Yes?"

"Could I please get a Gin and Tonic?" 

"Pardon me"

"Yes?"

"Could you open the humidor for me?"
That is right....I was mistaken TWICE that evening by guests who assumed I was there to serve them.  I was mortified, and I felt like I was going to die.  There could be nothing more embarrassing than going to a post-golf-outing cocktail party dressed like a waitress!...or was there?

When it was finally time to leave, my husband had to go into the locker room to get his clothes and golf shoes.  I stood waiting for him, anxious to get out of there.  As I was waiting, a nice man came up to me. (Please don't ask for a drink! Please don't ask for a drink!)  As we made small talk, I was relieved to have a nice conversation with a fellow guest.  Our conversation went something like this...(His words are in blue, and my words are in red).  

"How is your evening?"

"Fine thank you."

(unimportant small talk ensued, I will spare you the discussion on the weather!)

"So, are you involved in hockey in any way?"

"Um yes...I am Adam Oates and this is my tournament!"

I was so embarrassed!  Had I just insulted the man who was hosting this golf tournament?  I stood there in shock, how was I to know who he was...I don't pay attention to hockey.  I instantly went into survival mode...it was the only way to escape this horrible situation I was in.
"Can I get you a Gin and Tonic, Sir?"









38 comments:

TexaGermaNadian said...

Haha, you really do tell a great story :) Too funny!!

April Westerhold said...

Ha! That is hilarious. I have been mistaken for a worker at department stores several times. STL loves Adam Oates. Hull-n-Oates. LOL

Heather said...

Hahaha! I love it.

Michelle said...

LOL. That's great! And totally unrelated. . . my son is taking an ice-skating class right now and my husband told me at dinner "Hockey Moms are Hot!". Ummm. . . gee thanks honey. Then of course he added "Mommy would fit right in". Good save honey. But, I thought of you as soon as he said it.

Chrissy said...

Hahaha...this is hilarious! Loved reading every single word of it! Awesome!
Have a fab day! xxx

Ross said...

Ha! Ha! That's great! Not too embarasing an evening was it!

Keli said...

OMGosh, you crack me up. Thanks for sharing your story!!

Thanks for linking up to Friendly Wednesday and sharing my button. :)

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Anonymous said...

I have heard you tell this story so many times and I STILL about peed my pants reading it I was laughing so hard.

Missy said...

OH NO!! I actually said that out loud as I read that story and for a plit second shared how you must have felt! Good recovery though- very smooth ahah!

Heather (The Menu Mama) said...

Hehehe, how embarrassing! And typical guy that your husband would not think anything of what you were wearing! :-)

I once asked a fellow shopper at Target where an item was located. She was wearing a red shirt and khakis!

Crystal said...

hahahaha!!! Omgosh you totally crack me up!!! THat is hilarious!! How are we not hangin' out...we would have a riot together!!!

TV's Take said...

If that story is really true - your quick thinking at the end should have earned you an award. Bravo!Now following from the Wed blog hop. Hope you'll come follow me

Tales of a Hockey Wife said...

Yes, this is a true story...one that is quite embarrassing! My husband is worried Adam Oates could read this...(Hi Adam!) :)

My sister usually comments on my posts (she is usually the anonymous post who is a little snarky (God I love that word!))

She commented on the underwear post too...she is skinnier than me, and I gave her the bonus panties!
She let me know she still has them! (thanks sis!)

Tales of a Hockey Wife said...

My sister is the incontinent one who almost peed her pants!...better change your extra-small underwear sis!!

LesleyRH said...

I love this! I could totally picture the scenario in my mind as I was reading! At least it gives you a funny story to tell!

lovinangels said...

Best. Story. Ever.

Michelle said...

Hey there again! I've had fun at your blog! I've left something for you at my blog!

http://heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-blog-award-thanks-bethany.html

Michelle

mamawee said...

this made me laugh .

Thanks

Design It Chic said...

This is seriously darn hilarious:):) I would have done the same thing in your place too;) I am now following you thanks to Thirsty Thursday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three said...

Eek. I'm glad it's funny in HINDSIGHT (as most things at our own expense seem to be).
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1 Funky Woman said...

Awesome! Its a good thing your hubby didn't come out at that time! I think you should have unbuttoned your shirt and let your girls out and then you would have definitely stood out from the rest of the wives and everyone would ask you if you wanted a gin an tonic!

Still trying to figure out a picture to send you for a button. Hope you don't mind its taking me so long!

Megan

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Ahaha...you are a great storyteller! That was the perfect story for a Thursday morning that is dragging :)

Amanda said...

Very funny. It's reminds me of the time I went to Target wearing Khaki's and a red shirt....

Found you through blog hop and am your newest follower.

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Nicole said...

I so shouldn't have read this at work... I started giggling at my desk!

BK said...

Wow awesome post! Thanks for sharing *smiling*. Stopping in on Thirsty Thursday and your newest follower :).

BK

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Mrs. Hyde said...

That was hilarious! The perfect way to save face...See? That accidental waitress outfit was a blessing in disguise.

Rachel said...

This was great!!!

HockeyBroad said...

Great thinking on your feet!

Love your blog, great sense of humor. :)

Hillary said...

Hahaha AWESOME story!
My work blocked your site so I can't get my "tales" in on my lunch break ...super bummed :o(. Glad I'm taking the time to do some late night reading though!

Morgan said...

Oh I loved this story and how you went into 'survival mode' I would have just laughed! You have to love those little embarrassing moments!

HockeyBroad said...

Great thinking on your feet!

Love your blog, great sense of humor. :)

Mrs. Hyde said...

That was hilarious! The perfect way to save face...See? That accidental waitress outfit was a blessing in disguise.

Design It Chic said...

This is seriously darn hilarious:):) I would have done the same thing in your place too;) I am now following you thanks to Thirsty Thursday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
And don't forget to check our new Blog Tutorial to learn a few easy tricks to make your blog fabulous. See you there! Happy Thursday!

mamawee said...

this made me laugh .

Thanks

Tales of a Hockey Wife said...

My sister is the incontinent one who almost peed her pants!...better change your extra-small underwear sis!!

Crystal said...

hahahaha!!! Omgosh you totally crack me up!!! THat is hilarious!! How are we not hangin' out...we would have a riot together!!!

Missy said...

OH NO!! I actually said that out loud as I read that story and for a plit second shared how you must have felt! Good recovery though- very smooth ahah!

TexaGermaNadian said...

Haha, you really do tell a great story :) Too funny!!