I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up 6 comments

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up by Being A Wordsmith

Into Day 10 of the Blog Every Day In May Challenge and this one is a doozy. I struggled with it. Most embarrassing moment. I’ve had many of those in my life. One that sticks out right now is one of my many multi-level marketing (MLM) ventures when I was new to the “real world”. This was before smartphones and online communications and purchases. I ordered my start-up kit, set up a presentation date at my tiny apartment, bought lots of food and drink, borrowed folding chairs and a table, confirmed guests, and practiced my presentation.


On the chosen date, I set everything up. I was nervous, but my recruiter arrived early to walk me through everything. My mother arrived, my aunt arrived, and…no one else did. All that planning, all that anticipation, and…epic fail. I did my presentation anyway. My mother and aunt were supportive participants, but I was crushed. Utterly embarrassed.


Many years later, I hosted a similar presentation at my home. That same aunt arrived, and my cousin, and…no one else did. All those same feelings resurfaced from the time before. But I was OK. I was grateful that I can always count on my family to be there for me.

What is your most embarrassing moment? Spill it.

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6 thoughts on “I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up

  • sandy

    How terrible people confirmed and didn't show, that is just plain RUDE! I would have been angry, not embarrassed. Better luck if you try it again.

  • Joi

    More in common! Are you still dabbling in MLM? I've done a couple. My Mother is a Premier Jewelry Consultant and she has had people plan parties and no one shows up. THat happens to the best of them.

    • BeingAWordsmith

      I've done Avon, Mary Kay (twice), and Jewel Kade. I may revisit one of them again someday. But for now, I'm inactive. I like that online sales are an option. Don't have to do the parties solely anymore.