So today I walked down the hall at work (I work at a college) with my skirt tucked into my underwear. I was meeting my husband, who is a teacher there, in the student break room for lunch when I made a quick pit-stop to tinkle. I guess I was in such a hurry to eat that I didn’t do the standard turn-around-and-check-out-my-butt-in-the-mirror that all girls do in the bathroom, and I walked out with half of my butt and my bright green underwear exposed for all the world, or at least anyone in the hallway, to see. When I got to the break room, I knew something was wrong because as soon as Austin saw me, he started telling me to turn around. Vehemently and repeatedly. Now I didn’t know why he was telling me that, but being the obedient wife that I am, I obliged and turned a full circle, ballerina style. He just kept telling me to turn and I had no idea what he was talking about until he started gesturing at his own butt. Then the light bulb went on. Shit. I reached behind me and, sure enough, my skirt was tucked in my undies.
There was a nano-second of panic as I realized what happened: I just walked down the hall with my ass hanging out, and then I spun around to make sure no one missed it. But, as I fixed my wardrobe malfunction, I started to laugh. And I sat down to post about my hilarious tale of woe on Facebook. Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but to me this is close to really freakin’ awesome. You see, up until just a couple of years ago, this kind of thing would have had me so embarrassed and upset that I’m not sure how I would’ve made it through the rest of the work day. And one thing I know about the situation is that inadvertently flashing my goodies at people would have definitely been a reason for me to drink. That sounds silly, I know. But, believe me, I drank over far lesser things.
So, I’m quite happy about my scandalous, unintentional, flashing. Not only was it good for a laugh, but it showed me that I am, indeed, making progress in my recovery. So what if I had to give a few people a sneak-peek to recognize that? 😉