Do you also have a moment of regret? A situation you wish you could do reenact all over again? The memory of the one moment you know would be highlighted if you were ever the honored guest at a roasting: Yes, the ‘Do-over’.
There are a few moments that come to mind when I think about situations I would love to ‘Do Over’. Yes, I have a few.
The first one that jumps to my mind is a dozy: Back in college, I had the rare opportunity to present the results from my independent study at the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Yes, THE Wood’s Hole.
Naturally, I was extremely nervous as not only was I going to present to about 200 people but many of them were the most respected researchers in the country.
I did a nice job presenting my research before I was handed over to the
wolves audience for questioning. I was more nervous about the question part than the presentation. I knew my stuff however, I did not know what questions would be thrown at me. Quiver…..
So, you know something good happens next right? Right?! I took a deep breath and asked ‘Does anyone have any questions?’
About fifty hands went up and I pointed to the Head of The Department ‘Yes, Sir’. He asked his question and I opened my mouth to answer. No problem I thought as I knew the answer, I knew what to say. This was going to be easy-peesy but instead of delivering my answer, all that came out was: ‘HIIIICCCCUUUUUPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!’
The echo vibrated throughout the acoustically designed auditorium. It went on for miles and miles and miles.
Then the laughter began. I looked to my colleagues and professor. My professor slapped his forehead and slid down into his seat. I watched as if in slow motion as the laughing and giggling continued for the remainder of the five minute question session.
I. am. not. kidding.
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By the way, another ‘Do-Over’ I need to tell you about is about the tuna casserole I made for my now husband on our third date…..I will simply leave you hanging with a photo of a tuna melt.
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