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…Hit Your Head on the Glass Door of a Restaurant!

Will you be interested to enter a creepy-looking urban eatery with spider webs hanging from the corners of the walls and skulls as decorations? Nope? I didn’t think so either.

How about a restaurant that has wooden stools, badly-constructed tables that look like they are about to collapse anytime during your meal, and cracked walls to keep you company during your lunch? Are you grumbling because you’re hungry or because you’re starting to lose your appetite and are about to walk out? Sounds like the latter, huh?

It is because customers are looking for clean and sleek ambiances that many restaurants are going for modern and/or sophisticated designs. Think soft cushioned sofa-like seats, marble tables, monochromatic walls splattered with abstract paintings, and of course, glass doors.

Yes, glass doors are beautiful. Yes, glass doors make the restaurant look clean, brighter, and very modern. And yes, glass doors can be annoying – and yes, you heard me right.

Just imagine you taking your change from your paid bill and then standing up to leave the newly-opened French restaurant, satisfied and happy with the service and the food. You walk past the other diners with much poise or suave and with a big smile on your face as the waiters and/or waitresses greet you a “Merci monsieur/mademoiselle” on your way to the door. Then *BOOGSH*!

Ow, my head! What was that?

It’s the door, dear. Looks like the glass was a little too transparent that you probably thought that walking straight out leads you directly to the sidewalk. Uh, unfortunately, that is not the case. There is that door that you needed to open first and you forgot. Ouch!

Ugh, stupid door! Who invented that anyway? 

Alright, now that there’s a red spot (or baby bump) on your forehead, it would be smart enough not to turn around. I wouldn’t if I were you. I’m hearing giggles and gasps behind you so better not show your face anymore in order to save a little bit of your dignity.

Just pull/push that door and slowly walk out… and quickly run out of all the diners’ sight. Man, that was embarrassing! Just keep your fingers crossed that nobody took a video or a photo of that. Or else…

Hey man, I saw this video on Youtube where this guy hit his head on the glass door of that French restaurant across the street. It was hilarious! Now that I think about it, the guy’s back kinda looked like yours. Wait, was that YOU?


Now, who would be so evil to take that video?

I don’t know. Maybe some dude with a camera phone at hand enjoying your embarrassing moment?

Ouch, yes?

Aw, come on. Don’t frown now. It was funny, admit it. Just be careful the next time you visit that restaurant or some other restaurants that have glass doors. You don’t want to get a second funny video of yours circulating around the internet, do you?

But that’s life: we learn from shame.

Have you ever bumped your head into anything in a public place? How did that experience go for you? Sound off in the comments section.

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…Tap the Wrong Person on the Shoulder!

Too excited to greet your friend? Can’t wait to say hi? Well, better hold your horses, amigo (at least until he/she turns around and calls your name), because getting too excited is not always that rewarding.

Just because they sport the same hairstyle, have the same height, and dress (almost) the same way doesn’t mean the person you see is your friend because trust me, your friend can look like a lot of people, especially from the back (even from the front too – think Lucy Hale and Selena Gomez). I’ve been there, mistaking some random gal for my girl pal, and that encounter was nowhere near exciting. In fact, it was kinda embarrassing.

Okay, it was really, really embarrassing.

Imagine you getting all jittery with a wide grin on your face because you saw your “friend” across the hall, then you run over and give him/her a tap on the shoulder with an expected response of “hi!”. He/she turns around, and you find yourself staring at the strange face in front of you while at the back of your mind, you’re saying, “Okay… I have never seen this person before… oh crap! Who is this person?”

Whoops! Wrong guy/gal!

One, two, three seconds of awkward silence, and then you just utter a soft “sorry, I thought you were (insert friend’s name here)” before walking away as fast as you can, wishing you would never get to meet that person again because that’ll be just plain embarrassing. Imagine meeting that person again in some random party, and he/she tells you, “Hey, weren’t you the one who tapped me on the shoulder one time ‘coz you thought I was your friend? That was you, wasn’t it?” Just imagine the shame!

Well, that’s life: we learn from shame. :>

Have you ever mistaken someone for someone else? Share your story in the comments section below.

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…Slip in Front of a Bunch of Strangers!

You were walking along just fine – outside your house, along the pedestrian street, across the bridge, down the stairs in a subway station – but you just had to slip… and it just had to be in front of a bunch of complete strangers. Oops!

Pairs of strange eyes all around you, staring at you with a thought bubble that says, “clumsy much?” So, they will probably first stare at you or gasp or make a slight scream (just to attract more eyes to look towards your direction) at your terribly painful slip, and then either they will curve their lips a bit to smile at your carelessness (or at your unfortunate fall) – without looking obvious of course – or they will rush to your side and lend you a helping hand (which is nicer). Either those or they’ll just completely ignore you as if they heard and saw nothing.

Hum, hum, hum.

“Oh, and here comes the train! Sorry, poor thing, but I don’t want to be late for work. Good luck with trying to make it on time to wherever you’re headed!”

Ohhh…. you did not just witness that kind of attitude. And that train did not just leave you while you were agonizing over your sprained ankle.

The shame, the pain, and the possibility of being late for work (or school) – that slip really cost ya.


Careful next time, so you don’t have to say, “Oops! I did not just slip in front of a bunch of strangers!” But, right now, reality check: you just did.

Well, that’s life: we learn from shame. :>

Got a slip story? Share it in the comments section below.

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