The Embarrassing Moment

The embarrassing moment when your water bottle (that your secret pal gave you) breaks from falling onto the ground. Boom crash. The cap falls off. The water spills out. You pick it up and hold the capless water bottle in your hand. You walk to class, trying not to spill any water on people.

My water bottle looks just like this:

But now without the cap fixed on.

The embarrassing moment when you try to fix the broken water bottle with scotch tape. In Lit class. And then you repeat the story to your seat partner. They give you kind words. But the scotch tape fails.

The embarrassing moment when you fail many times at drinking water from the broken water bottle. Throughout the day in all your classes. “BUT IM THIRSTY,” you think. The cap falls off. Neighbors stare. You try to help your dry throat.

The embarrassing moment when your teacher is talking and the class is quiet. “Oh, I’m thirsty,” your brain thinks. You decide to drink some water from your water bottle.

The embarrassing moment when the cap falls off and you laugh quietly. You take a sip of water, but hold it in your mouth so you don’t choke. You are still quietly laughing, but trying to stop your laughter.

Then you look across your group table and see a fellow student judging you. Oh no. However, at this moment you decide to try swallowing your water.


The laughter begins pouring out of your throat. But still stuck in your mouth with the water. You start choking, and your lovely sounds fill the quiet classroom. The teacher stops his lecture. Your lovely classmates stare in your direction. You’re laughing, You’re choking, You’re drinking water.

Keep in mind that this laugh-choking sounds absolutely horrendous. If spelled, it would be caa-ooh-mm-ngg-uhhh-. on repeat. x200

Questions start flying at you. “Oh, are you okay?” “What happened?” “Oh my” “haha Mintieee” Their kind laughs fill the air. You laugh with them.

Still, you try to stop this choking laughter. And eventually you do. And that’s the end of it. (For you. Not for me)

The embarrassing moment.

By Mintie

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