Friday, September 14, 2007

Gah!

My morning started out a little hectic. Apparently my boss called me while I was in the shower. I didn't see that I had missed the call until about an hour later. I checked my voicemail and realized she wanted to change my assignment and send me to an event downtown...that started in ten minutes! I called her back and told her I had just received the message and was still at home and there's no way I could make it on time. She told me she needed me to be there - I should head out immediately and try to get there before the event ended.

So I grab my purse and my make-up bag (I hadn't even put on make-up yet) and flew out the door. Yes, I was that woman who is driving crazy and putting on her make-up at the same time. I arrived downtown, parked at a meter, jumped out of the car and rushed toward the Juvenile Courthouse.

Right as I walked up, I saw Harris County Judge Ed Emmett walking out. This is the guy I am supposed to interview! I run to catch up to him and breathlessly explain the situation. I think he thought I was a little loco. I ask him if he has a moment to stop and give me an interview. He graciously agrees. I pull out my microphone and start asking him a few questions. As he is answering, I glance down and nearly melt from embarrassment...I am wearing scruffy flip flops! He is wearing a business suit and carrying a briefcase. I am wearing jeans and flip flops. I rushed out of the house so quickly that I didn't even think about what I had on...including the fact that I was wearing my house-shoes.
Horrors.

6 comments:

Mindy said...

ha ha.. am I not supposed to laugh at this? Because the image of you standing there in front of the judge wearing your flip-flops kind of made my day. Or at least gave me a little chuckle! But if it's not supposed to be funny, then I'm soooo sorry to hear that! :)

Alyssa said...

Wow! You had a very interesting morning! :)

Silvia said...

I would have died. Have you ever had those dreams where you find yourself at work or in school with just your nightgown on? Like you forgot to get dressed in the morning and now somehow EVERYONE has seen you?

I have these nightmares that I show up to school and have on shoes that don't match my outfit.

It's pretty tragic for me.

Poor thing. Although I thought it was funny, it must have been tragic for you too :)

Nancy Mon said...

At lease you weren't wearing Bunny Slippers...

Dana said...

Dangit, Nancy beat me to the punch...that is what I was thinking...you could have been in animal slippers...

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