Thursday, June 23, 2005

me, a desperate housewife?

I order shipping boxes hundreds at a time. They are sent to me by truck...big trucks with 18 wheels. The boxes are bundled together on pallets. I usually help the driver to unload the boxes and put them in the garage.

Last summer an especially big shipment of boxes came. I met the driver in the driveway and he seemed very nice...very happy to see me. He just kept smiling at me and I could swear he even winked. I worked really hard helping him unload these big heavy bundles of boxes. When we were done, he left...smiling widely.

When I got back in, I remember pausing and thinking "what a very nice guy". On my way back to work on orders, I passed a mirror and, to my horror, discovered the secret to the trucker's smile. Somehow, my shirt was almost entirely unbuttoned. I don't mean just a button or two more than usual. I mean that the shirt was entirely open...exposing a very lacy, demi-cup bra, filled to the brim.

And remember, I was doing real work...bending, lifting, and heaving.

Can you imagine what this driver must have been thinking? I'm sure he returned with quite a story to tell of his trucking friends. He found his own desperate housewife. Now this was a very embarrassing moment for me. I do not go around exposing my chest to just anyone. But instead of dwelling on the embarrassment, I am going to try to remember the pure joy in that nice trucker's smile.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - stop doing this to me! I sit all by myself in a little room at work....this laughing out loud thing (when I read your blog) is going to start people thinking I'm crazy! Or should I say craziER?


... said...

HA!! Funny post, and great story. Yes, I'm sure you made that truck driver's day. Good for you!

(btw - I'm Angela's husband - she sent me this post of yours today...)


Anonymous said...

Oh my God totally laughing out loud again in Carlsbad!!!

Allie said...

"filled to the brim" hahahaha!

Debbie Overton said...

I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face. Keep those stories coming.


Anonymous said...

I discovered your blog quite by accident. I am a loyal Inspire Company shopper and was looking for a "dainty fix."

What a lovely surprise to see your blog!

I had to laugh out loud! Who of us hasn't been a total embarassment to ourselves, quite unaware that we were looking a tad foolish!

It's nice to know that others make a mini spectical of ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Okay, this may be an old post, as I just found your blog, but I'm a new fan thanks to this post!

I, too, run a business from home and I can only imagine what I didn't catch in the mirror!
Thanks for the laugh!

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