Sometimes, I manage to embarass myself through saying or doing something really stupid. Tonight, I managed to do this by not noticing something.
What did I not notice? My wife and daughter, even though I had walked right past them on the way home from work.
How did I manage this remarkable feat? Well, in my defence, I present the following evidence:
- It was dark. I also had my hood up and so my vision was obscured.
- I had my headphones in and was very focused on my power walk, so I didn’t hear my wife calling me.
Nonetheless, this remarkable gaffe is one I managed to compound. My wife got my attention by phoning me, upon which I immediately turned around. I had been aware of a woman walking with their child (just not that they were my wife and child), but for some reason, in the periphary of my vision, I thought they were Chinese. I don’t know why. Upon mentioning this, the ribbing has been merciless. I don’t think I shall ever live this one down.