Hey guys! Today’s post is a collaboration post! Between Cam and Antonio (which would be me in case you didn’t know).
Hey everyone! It’s Cam. I’m in italics because I’m feeling fancy today.
And as you’ve probably guessed because of the title, today we’re going to share with you some embarrassing memories.
And I’m up first! I have a lot of stories from my time as a youngling, and indeed some are embarrassing. Let’s get to it!
My first embarrassing memory comes from about a year ago, in days that I honestly lacked the social confidence that I have today. To put it poetically, I knew one day I would be a butterfly, but for now I was in a cocoon and scared of social life. At that time, I actually had a crush on someone, which makes this moment all the more embarrassing in my mind. It was less publicly embarrassing and more a moment that I felt very embarrassed. Does that make any sense?
I was sitting with the rest of our group when my crush entered the room and waved in my direction. I was a bit surprised, because I didn’t know her that well, but I waved back (translation: flailed arm up in air wildly). About ten minutes later, she started talking across to the person who was sitting behind me, and I realized she had been waving at them.
Boom! First embarrassing memory. It makes me cringe thinking back at it, but I think these weird moments are important. So important that we’re dedicating this post to them.
Alright, Antonio, I survived telling that tale. What have you got?
Well, this embarrassing story goes back to when I turned 14, back in 8th grade of Middle School. I had this friend which by the time I considered my best friend (not that anything bad happened between us, we just stopped being that close but still remained friends to this day). She had planned on doing something amazing for my birthday, which consisted on cut out hand-made YouTuber logos (such as Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie, Smosh and more) and just place them all over my desk. She also got the whole classroom to sign a sheet of paper wishing me a happy birthday and place it at the center of the desk. But the best of gifts was actually a mug she had sent to do, with the Good Mythical Morning logo printed on one side and my name on the other side (if you’ve seen the mugs Rhett and Link use to sell, imagine something like that). And here comes the embarrassing moment (which I consider one of my BIGGEST CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENTS OH MY GOD). While we were going to the computers lab, turns out I… accidentally… dropped… it.
I KNOW I KNOW, “ANTONIO HOW COULD YOU GOOD LORD AGSFSBJEWXK”. Well, it didn’t really break. Only a small bit of the shore of the mug fell (which means she chose a mug made of strong material, so thank you girl), and thankfully, I managed to place it back and paste it with glue. So yeah, 100% recovered. And no, that’s not the reason we stopped being best friends.
You go Cam.
My second memory goes way back into my childhood. It needs a little explanation. At that time, I had grown my hair out. It was very long. Much longer than most other boys. As a result, I was often mistaken for a girl. I didn’t mind most of the time, but there was one particular memory that I was embarrassed.
During one week per summer, I would go to this soccer camp. At some point, I went for a bathroom break. When I came out of the stall, there was this other kid there. Our dialogue went like this.
Boy: [still staring]
Boy: This is the men’s room.
Me: Uh… I am a man. [Awkward silence.]
This memory was embarrassing then and it still is now, especially since my delivery of the “I am a man” line was extremely awkward because I tried to deepen my voice. I was, like, eight. The thought of my 8-year-old self saying “I am a man” makes me involuntarily facepalm.
Antonio, you have the final memory. Please change the subject from this terribly embarrassing moment from my past.
As for my second memory, this goes back to when I was in 7th grade, around 12 years old (oh goodness I’m already cringing what the hell). I had a crush on this 11 year old girl (you can deduce she was in 6th grade) who I knew because we went to the same religious youth course, and I just, well, I didn’t have any sort of experience in terms of flirting..? (I still don’t know how to flirt so, yeah. Stuck on level 1) So whenever I went to her school to pick up my siblings, I’d just wave at her (oh god the cringe is so hard right now), but it’s something I would do daily. Poor girl, I feel like she must’ve waved back out of commitment in order to not be rude. Good job Antonio.
Anyway, one day I was too busy thinking random thoughts, and forgot to say hi to her, which of course wasn’t a big deal for her. In fact, she must’ve felt relieved. But oh man, I realized I forgot doing that when I was back at my house, so I decided to send her a text apologizing for not saying hi to her (aghhhhhhh).
Of course, she, being the kind girl that she was, replied very nicely that I didn’t have to worry about it. And THAT’S WHERE I HAD TO STOP, BUT NO. I took advantage of the situation and tried to start a conversation. At that point she started sending very short texts telling me very subtly that she was feeling uncomfortable. And finally, I stopped.
Guess young Antonio was sort of a creep huh.
Well… we did it. How’d you enjoy this collaboration post, Antonio? It’s been awhile!
It certainly feels amazing to do this the same way we used to do it back in the day hahah. Time passes man, but yeah, I really enjoyed it.
And hey, thanks to everyone reading this; it really means a lot that you care about our lives, even when they can be embarrassing. I hope you all have a happy new year!
And if you don’t, well, have an amazing life! In case no one told you today, you do matter and you make this world better with your existence. Have a nice day and goodbye! 🙂
Thanks for reading this post between Antonio and I. He has a really amazing blog, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already:
The Great Ant Colony
The post explaining my limited access may be delayed a bit here, but it should be up soon. Once again, stay tuned!