Of all my embarrassing moments, the one that made me cringe the most was when I was a student.
I did my LPN course in the military. During the first six weeks, the class was very big, consisting of about 200 students. (This is where my "moment" took place.) Once that phase of the course was completed, the students were then divided into about four classes, and subsequently sent off to their designated installation, to finish their schooling.
Since it was the military, we attended class in our Army uniforms, and each person carried their supplies/books in a ruck sack (large Army issued back pack). In class, we kept the ruck sacks on the backs of our chairs. So anyway, one day I was walking back to my seat from break. The majority of students had already come back, and were sitting in their seats talking. I had to pass about six students in my row, to get to my chair.
I was almost there, when all of a sudden, my large boots got completely tangled into the straps of some guy's ruck sack. This caused the chair to fall backwards, tripping me. I could feel myself falling and desperately tried to grab onto one of the tables around me, but to no avail. Needless to say, there was no where to go, but down. The ruck sack and chair were still connected to my feet, as I sat on the floor, trying to untangle myself.
By this time, everyone was back from break and the instructor was standing in front of the room. Everyone was quiet. I assume they were waiting to see if I was hurt. Then out of the blue, this guy who was already seated in my row, stood up and looked down at me. He yelled out to the class, "Help! She's fallen and she can't get up!" (For those of you who remember that commercial for the medic alert bracelet, with the little old lady. LOL) The entire room roared with laughter, as I sat there humiliated. I wanted to crawl into a hole and die.