Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Totally Awkward Tuesday

This Totally Awkward Tuesday post is brought to you by the legendary Tova Darling.

Sometimes I really want to say, "My dear readers, I am running out of awkward stories for you!" But in reality, I just don't want to go into the vault of very, very awkward stories. But now, I must.

When I was in the peak of my middle school years, I was in a group from my church that got to go on a trip to Georgia.

I think that going on the trip was awkward enough. I was probably the weirdest, ugliest, and strangest kid there. But yet, these people still faked liking me. Maybe they were being for real, but whatever, back to the story.

So after the trip, we stopped at a beach.

Now, my readers know what Moxie does when she goes to the beach, right? Yes, I hunt for shells. So I did just that. I didn't find much worth a crap, but I really wanted to take one or two home as a souvenir.

But, I was addressed with a problem.

The group leader had called me up to the side, "Moxie, you can only take one shell home."

"What?! Why!?!" I cried out. "I want to take them as souvenirs to my parents, my grandma, and my nephew."

"Moxie, they are going to stink up the car. Please, just put them back," he said, and walked away.

Now, in my childhood years, I thought I was sneaky. There was the ceramic incident, which I got away with. I could totally get away with this too!

So, I put my shells in a cup, and wrapped the cup in a sweater. And I had a big ball. It was huge. And obvious. I made it home, and I felt horrible. I disobeyed my group leader. But oh well, I got my shells, right?

A few years later, as I got home from the beach, I went to youth group. I was talking with one of the other leaders there, and said group leader was there too. Then, after I said that I hunted for shells while I was on vacation, he blurted out...


Oh crap. What do I say?

"Oh... Heheh... Yeah, I was wondering when you'd bring that up?!"

Smooth move Moxie.

None the less, I am MUCH more picky about shell hunting that I once was. There HAVE been times where I went to the beach and didn't pick anything up. AREN'T YOU PROUD OF ME NOW?! :)

And I'm sure you're wondering what happened to the cup of "prohibited" shells, aren't you?

Well, they are still sitting in that cup.

If you are reading this, Mr. Group Leader, I am really sorry I disobeyed you. I shouldn't of. It wasn't worth the guilt. And the awkwardness. But mostly the awkwardness.


Ebony Haywood said...

lol. leave it to moxie. only you would get busted for smuggling sea shells off the beach...

Abby Kihano said...

LOL! thats so cute! you got caught! and this whole time you thought you were so sly for doing it!! :]

that is definitely awkward!