What Would You Do?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I took my son to martial arts on Tuesday. I forgot to turn off my cell and of course got a call. I took it outside and when I walked out the door I had my back to another mom. She was seated with her back against the wall helping her daughter with schoolwork.

I turned back toward the studio to watch the class and almost dropped my phone. Not only was the woman sitting with her knees up in a dress, but she was wearing a maxi pad in her lace underwear! Eeew! Ick! Blech! My eyes!

I was floored. I finished my call and hurried back inside where I promptly whispered what I'd been unfortunate enough to see to hubby.

Normally, I can be pretty upfront with my opinions. It was on the tip of my tongue to tell her to close her legs already, but I didn't say anything.

Would you have told her to keep her menses to herself?
What have you seen that you wish you could permanently erase from your mind?


  1. She is a grown woman and should know better. I doubt that I would have said anything to her.

  2. OMG!! That is too damn funny! Jeez! Isn't one of the first things our Mamas taught us when we were little girls was "keep your legs closed when you have a skirt on"?

    I don't think I would have said anything to her either. She should have known better.

  3. We watched a couple in their 40's make out in the jacuzzi while we were on vacay this summer. Lap sitting, tongue, the whole 9 yards. With many innocent children about. Gross!

  4. I get worried about someone seeing something during that time of the month when I'm wearing PANTS, let alone a skirt. How disgusting.

  5. Uh...ew. It's hard to believe a grown woman would let it all loose a la Sharon Stone like that. I'm overly conscious during that time of the month and normally wear dark pants and am constantly checking my backside for any oddities. :)

  6. Ewa! My eyes are burning, and I didn't even see it! That's horrid. I might have said, nicely and quietly, that her skirt was showing her goodies. Maybe she was so tied up with helping her child that she didn't realize her skirt was up that high--you know, kinda like that Tara celebrity chick who didn't realize her boob was hanging out while she was posing for the paparazzi? It happens. Surely, she didn't realize it. But yuck. Boo. Ew.

  7. That's gross. What was she thinking? I can't figure out how that could accidently happen. I don't know what I would've done. Probably easier to just get her out of your line of vision.

    I probably would have done the same thing you did: say nothing, then whisper about it to someone I knew.

    Please tell me that it was unintentional. Who would want to show that off???

  9. OMG! I stumbled onto your blog from the Facebook link and just about died from this story....you are a very talented writer, I feel like I was there and witnessed the horrific event myself. Now it is bed time, and I am afraid I will have nightmares!


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