January 22, 2009

For the love of piano...




Have you ever told someone that you loved them on accident? I’m not talking you secretly love someone and it just slips out at the wrong time, I am talking about when you honestly don’t love the person.

Example: When I was little, I took piano lessons with Mrs. Chen – I would go every Wednesday whether I wanted to or not. One week I was sick (kind of) so I decided that I would tell my dad that I did not want to go to my lesson. To my dismay, he made ME call the lady and tell her that I would not be there – this is the ultimate challenge for a shy, little kid. Talking on the phone? Hated it! Still half-way hate it. Moving on. So anyway, I picked up the phone and dialed Mrs. Chen’s number secretly hoping that she wouldn’t answer so that I could get away with just leaving a message (while making myself sound extra sick of course). And then….

Mrs. C: “Hello?”

Me: “Hi, Mrs. Chen. This is Ashley. I will not be coming to my piano lesson today because I am sick.”

Mrs. C: “Oh, OK. I will see you next week then.” She probably added something about practicing and not missing lessons like she always did but I have blocked that out of my memory.

Ashley: “OK, I will see you next week. I love you, bye.”

I love you? I LOVE YOU?? I sure as hell didn’t love her…I barely even liked her! Talk about a head on collision with embarrassment. I could have died. I can only think of one thing that would have made me do something like this - at that age you rarely talk to anyone on the phone outside of your mom, dad or other family member and what do you say at the end of the call? I love you. I guess it just came out of me automatically. Oh, the horror! I still feel embarrassed.

Please tell me this has happened to someone other than the seven year old me!

XOXO

8 comments:

pocket full of pink said...

HI LOVE!! First of all, this cracks me up because I have definitely done the same thing to a BOSS! AH! Also, this is Anna and this is my new blog!! YAY! Finally up and running!! Can't wait to keep up with your awesome blogging-ness! And you can definitely sprea the word! I appreciate it! Hope you like it. :o)

Life at the White House said...

Oh yes - I do things like this often. Thankfully, I say them to people I know fairly well and they just start laughing.

The other day, I was in my boss' office working on a project with her and I turned on her space heater because it was freazing. As I did that, I said, "If I make you hot, just let me know." Then, I started laughing so hard, I snorted. We were dying it was so funny.

Okay, that's all now. I sound like a total weird loser that you don't know!

mssc54 said...

I'll a guy has never done that!

Definately a girl thing. lol

Hey, maybe you'll get discount piano lessons from now on! ;)

AN ATLANTA BRIDE said...

hilarious!! embarrasing, yes...but oh-so-cute!

Supersalwa said...

Ha! That's hilarious.
Kinda like calling your teacher, "Mom" in front of the whole class. Funny thing is, I know this happened but don't know if it was me who did it! Must be blocking something out...

Kelly Marie said...

I have done that before! It happened to me when I was little! I've also had it done to me before. Awesome. I love you, bye bye.

Tabitha said...

Um, yeah I've done that tons of times. Seriously. It ranks right up there with the number of times I've accidentally said, out loud, "LOL" instead of just laughing or saying, That's funny." :-)

Bailey said...

i've done it- once to my mom's friend. you r not the only one. love your blog:)