Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red When was the last time you were embarrassed? How do you react to embarrassment?
or – Why Did They Hire Me?
Some years ago, I was job hunting after my previous job was dissolved due to downsizing. My boss sold his four Exxon gas stations to become a private landlord. He bought five or six houses near the university, began renovating and then renting to students. He was happy with his new and profitable endeavor and not having to answer to corporate Exxon or anybody.
Meanwhile, I had an appointment to interview with a local landscaping company as Office Manager. I put my favorite long-sleeved, button-down shaped-to-fit black dress on and looked very professional. The dress was business-like but the best part was that it was comfortable.
My interview with the owner of the company went well and I was hired on the spot. He introduced me to his Foreman, the General Manager, his father, and told me to be there at eight in the morning to start work. They each welcomed me so warmly, like I had never been welcomed anywhere before, ever! I shook his hand and with a big smile walked out to my car.
I was so happy; I had a good feeling about the place and the people until I set my purse on the passenger seat and noticed that the first two buttons on my “business-like” dress had come undone, exposing my very pretty black bra and its spillage!! UGH!
Quickly, I buttoned my dress and left the parking lot, feeling the color of red intensify on my face the whole drive home.
Before EVER wearing that dress again, I shortened the button-holes, ensuring they would NEVER pop open again!
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