Monday, February 18, 2008

How do I get out of bed in the morning?

Just had a 'major' embarrassing moment. Funny ... but embarrassing. Let me rewind a little because background will certainly explain my eccentricity.

I slept like the proverbial log last night. Toasty nightdress, 12 tog duvet, extra two blankets and that was me piping hot and cosy for the duration.

Was rudely awakened at 8.20am - had to be out of the house at 8.50am, fill the car with petrol and then 45min drive to my place of work.

Managed to get downstairs to eat and make a packed lunch - had a go at the kids and somehow got ready for work. At this point I was still having difficulty focusing - I mean visually. Not a great start to the day.

Anyway, I arrived in my consulting room, saw my patients, had successful sessions; managed to grab a cup of tea and sit back to do some admin.

In walks one of the GPs, we have serious chat about a patient who has to be seen urgently - crisis team cannot do it etc etc. Just so happens I have a slot next Monday - so she thanks me and just before she leaves says,

"I think I ought to tell you that you have your top on inside out".

At first the true horror did not sink in, then I looked down and noticed that the cluster of wash care labels were indeed on the outside and there for all to see, the buttons where nowhere to be seen and all my seams were out enjoying the sunshine.

Even now I am still in a state of shock - oh the mortifying shame!

Thankfully the GP in question was a woman and she thought it was hysterically funny. My parting shot was,

"Well that has blown any credibility the Counselling service may have had ... we cant even dress ourselves!"


Anonymous said...

Awww, bless you QV, sounds very similar to the "oh no, I've shrunk my jumper day" I had last Wednesday. I hope you had a cool and groovy, witchy label on show.


Queen Vixen said...

I wish - a Raven or a Van Asch may have been acceptible but not a simple old Next. I was Soooooo embarrassed. I mean transfixed with utter shame and humiliation. I guess I ought to tidy my bedroom - less likely for that sort of thing to happen.

Hedgewizard said...

Heh. I get "Hedge, do you realise your socks don't match?" to which I reply simply "Yes."

Nick said...

Of course if you'd been really quick-witted you could have explained casually that it was a little psychological experiment to see how many people either didn't notice or were too polite to mention it. There again maybe they all thought it was the latest cutting-edge fashion statement they'd somehow missed.

Kahless said...

If I has seen you I would have told you. Maybe you should wear something really outrageous the same day next week and see if any of your clients comment then.

Queen Vixen said...

Hedge: Socks can be seen as a statement I suspect whereas - failing to dress properly AND NOT NOTICE is more like a slide into craziness. Odd socks are ace - its how socks like to be, they naturally flock in odd pairs.

Nick: Nice to see you over here! What a perfect answer, shame I was too mortified to think of it at the time of crimson cheeks, and the position of Clinical Lead disappearing over the horizon.

Kahless: I would have thanked you for it K, at least I could have nipped out and turned back the right way. Any idealising transference that may have been going on is now shot to pieces along with my dignity

Vi said...


Hey, us SUPERWOMEN can't get everything right all of the time!!!

Lynn said...

This reminds me of the time I went to work with one of those dryer sheets stuck to the back of my blouse. I guess the off-brand doesn't really eliminate the static cling very well.

I might have found it a bit endearing that you came to work like that, QV. :-)

Anonymous said...

That's the price you pay for getting a good night sleep. What arrogance!!! From now on you'd be wise to never get a good night sleep again. C;) And that is only embarrassing if you didn't want them to think you were human, otherwise... cheers. C:)

trousers said...

Thanks for sharing! We all do such things from time to time :)

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh what a brilliant post! This really tickled me!

Pixie said...

Thank God that counselling requires more than inside out clothes to make it work!! But your clients probably thought you'd done it delibrately to make them feel better!!

What are you like!!

Graffiti said...

Great story QV,

At least it was not the clothing on the bottom half of the body!


Lady in red said...

wonderful now I don't fel quite so bad about the day I arrived at work in odd shoes but I had a spare pare in the boot and had to spend the day tottering around in bright red stilletos instead of my normal conservative black court shoes

Anonymous said...

QV, how was the rest of your week? I hope it got better.


Rising Rainbow said...

Very funny! Wish I didn't have to admit, I've been there before. lol But it is so much better than having the skirt tucked up inside the pantyhose or dragging tp behind. life........

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Oh, that's a great story and has started my Monday with a laugh. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Morning, QV, there is an award for you over at mine. I hope you are having a good Monday.


Queen Vixen said...

Vi: Its the perogative of the super woman lol

Lynn: Hi, yoo hoo - thanks for visiting Lynn, will add you after these comments. Great to connect again.

Craig: Welcome back Craig! Hope you enjoyed your blog holiday. Will re add you too - thought you may have been gone for a year or something.

Trousers: Tis true - I had a full shower and turned the light on BEFORE I got dressed this monday morning.

dj: Cheers!

Pix: I am a bit haphazzard with the old fashion principles - as you know!

Grafitti: If it had been the bottom half of the body then i would have emigrated on the spot!

Lady: Hehehe - odd shoes! Thats great.

Hull: About to put up a random post - I know I have been quiet, and thanks for the award I shall go have a look.

Rising: Hey great to have you stop by! The skirt in the pants thing - its so cringe worthy. Yes I have done that too. Thankfully not for many years.

Wakeup: I aim to please :o)