The really embarrassing things always happen at busy times when there are LOTS and LOTS of people about. I was struggling to get up the stairs at Glasgow Central Station, carrying a small suitcase, handbag and large shopping bag when I tripped! Of course, according to Sods Law , there were trillions of people about (well....,perhaps ten!), I managed to put my hands down on the steps to stop my face being re-arranged, and dropped the bags, and a very kind young gentleman picked them up and inquired "are you alright?"
Normally people walk over or around you - it is the Christmas Shopping season of course, so I was very surprised and cheered by this incident.
Really embarrassing incident number two !
Driving the kids to school (running late, of course) I turn up this awful wee Victorian road with passing places (passing places in 21st century roads, I ask you!), when I have to stop short to let oncoming traffic pass. I hit the kerb and hear this awful noise. Now there is nowhere to stop - not to change a tyre anyway - until I get to the road near the school - everyone stares at disbelief at this mad woman crawling along with a flat tyre, UP roads , because of course Gourock is full of hills! And I have a 3 inch tear in my tyre.
C'est la vie
I manage to stop somewhere near the school, and a very kind Dad, stops his car at mine to ask if I have a spare tyre, and would I like if he changed it for me.
Then , just as I am about to roll the car down the hill to a more appropriate place for changing a tyre - another kind Dad asks if I'd like a hand to change it!
This is MONDAY MORNING! These people are dropping of kids at school and then hurrying to work. I am quite simply stunned! I decline saying I already have help, but thank you very much indeed .
So kind Dad number one changes the tyre, in his suit, and I'm praying that it won't get dirty, and why do I have stupid alloy wheel covers that are a b*gger to get off, and do I have wet wipes for hands......
Drinking my LARGE coffee later, after one new tyre at a cost of £60, I realise that the world is actually a very good place to be , even when horrible things happen.
My very kind fellow Raveller, tattie-bogle, sent me her duplicate copy of the Simply Knitting Diary , and in the package was some lovely little Burt Bees products. So in the spirit of Paying Forward, I thought I'd give away some lovely sock yarn.
The person who has the closest answer wins........
DS1 Advent Calendar has the Christmas story over 24 days - what part do you think is shown on the 12th December ?
If you need help - go look on Wikipedia - and try and work out how they spread the telling of this over 24 days (very short bursts each day!)
Give your answer on the comments - if you can't comment (blogger acts up sometimes), email me at mhairidotgilchristatbtinternetdotcom , I'll contact the winner on the 13th December, and mail the yarn .