Thursday, March 12, 2009

Embarrassing Moment

So I suppose I was over due for one. Last night, Chris and I went to a play at the Seattle Rep called Betrayal. My mom was out of town and offered her tickets. It's a play written by Harold Pinter and if you have the means, I highly recommend seeing it.

We took our seats about 5 minutes before the show started. The audience was conversing somewhat loudly, Chris and I both studying the program brochures. The lights dim, the audience silences and the actors take the stage. A few lines were spoken, and then my stomach, which had been acting funny all day, let out the loudest moan I have ever heard. It shook Chris's seat! He gave me the funniest look - of shock and denial - and I couldn't stop silent giggling for 5 minutes. It was one of those super loud moans - a funny reminder that human behavior can be erratic, unpredictable and unstoppable. Even the people behind us squirmed in response.

Fearful it would happen again, any shift in my intestine would leave me anxious that Bertha the Betrayer would speak again. Thankfully she said all there was to say and lay silent thereafter.

4 comments:

xtine said...

That made me laugh out loud at work. Thanks for sharing - I can hear you giggling. (:

Michelle Stiles said...

Sometimes these moments can remind us just how silly it all is.
Thanks so so much for the words of engouragement. I really need a push right now. It is funny the way in which we can justify not doing things when this may not be what our hearts really want or need. I know my heart will be happy as soon as I get it back out on the trail. I guess it was just time to question my motives...
Enjoy this beautiful PNW weather!

Cheers!

Marcy said...

Moan really means fart??

Ms Littlefaster said...

I remember a time last summer, when....