Saturday, October 29, 2005

faux pas - French for...

faux pas means false step
the french have a way with words
in truth, I fucked-up!
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You know, this just wasn't my week...
I woke up with the beginnings of a sinus infection. So I've been overdosing myself with advil and pseudoephedrine. Worked all day on Friday feeling like... well, you know. My only consolation was my plan to drag my sick ass to "Jesse's" for my usual Friday evening of Karaoke. Which I did.
Now, let me back up a little. I have an editor... yes, that's right, I write a little safety column in a local Motorcycle Magazine. Anyway, I have asked my editor (we've only communicated via phone, email and chat) a couple of times to come to the bar and join the fun. I asked him online Thursday nite.
I must confess... Friday evening I was not at my best. With Sinus problems, drugs (legal ones... so far anyway) and the shot of tequila that someone just twisted my arm to drink... I wasn't thinking clearly. There were several people at the bar and my gang had a large table. All I really noticed was the loud, obnoxious drunk at the end of the bar... so I paid the bar area little mind. I sang a couple of songs (rough though the were... my throat and all...) and Melissa the Bartender comes over to me and says "there's a gentleman at the bar who would like to buy you a drink and asks if you'd join him there".
OKAY, okay! It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure this one out does it?? But did I realize it was my EDITOR??? NO! I told her to politely tell the gentleman that I was on "drugs" and didn't need another beverage and "Thanks anyway". And I went about my business... I never really saw WHO the gentleman was until he left... and I thought to myself... OH GEE, I sure hope that wasn't Mr. Editor! Alas...
Let's hope he gives me another chance... I know I can be a lot more charming than THAT!
Faux Pas indeed!

3 comments:

Lady Calliah said...

well hell, if he's a loud, obnoxious drunk, he probably won't remember that you blew him off ;)

Hope you feel better quickly.

peg said...

oh no... he wasn't the drunk...

elvis, wm and dave said...

more chatrming than that? your'e sure....ok