Monday, October 22, 2012

The OMG moments of your life... with a CONTEST



Halloween is around the corner, so how about a treat?

 

I was thinking about something from my childhood the other day and it got me to thinking about any other “oh my freaking God” moments of life. Surely you have one of those? You wonder how it happened and (hopefully) it turned out all right. It could be almost accident. A sheer coincidence. A lucky break. Whatever it may be.

Here’s mine…

When I was a child, I was a Girl Scout. One day we went on a hike near a state park. Another girl and I climbed over a fence, not realizing there was a bull in there. Oops! The bull did not like us being there, so started charging at us. We both scrambled back over the fence just as the bull reached us. But OMG...if we hadn’t, one of us would have been hurt.

It’s funny that I thought about it years later, but it is something that I’ve never forgotten.

So, tell us, what is yours?

If you post, you’ll be entered to win a $20 Amazon or B&N egiftcard. How’s that for a Halloween treat???
Since this week is going to be busy with guests, the winner will be announced late in the week.

Good luck!!!


23 comments:

Pat L. said...

Not very exciting but I went Christmas shopping, finished it and couldnt find where I parked my car, thought I had parked it in a certain spot, so called the police, convinced it was stolen.

While waiting for them to come, I found the car - obviously not parked where I thought it was. So embarrassing and the worse part was that it was parked right in front of the store.

Kathleen O said...

One of my OMG moments was when I was coming out of the washroom, I discovered I had tucked the back of my skirt into my pantyhose and walked into a room full of people. Not my finest moment.
It was not so funny at the time, but I can laugh about it now..

Karen H in NC said...

I'm not afraid of the dark and never have been. I can usually find my way around in the dark...if I'm familiar with the layout of the room/house. But one time when I was a 10 year old kidlet, we had family visiting from out of town. I had to give up my bedroom to my aunt & uncle and sleep on a roll away bed in my older brother's room in the finished basement of our house. We went to see a movie that evening and it was a bit scary...something about a man falling off the Eiffel Tower. Anyway, I woke up with a nightmare about the film...not in my familiar bedroom. Even though I knew the layout of my brother's room, I couldn't find my way to the door or the light switch and it was dark in that room. I ended up standing where I was and screaming on top of my lungs for my mother to come and get me! She did and all was well!

Booklover1335 said...

One of my OMG moments that changed what type of purses that I buy is this:

I took my car in to get serviced in the morning and they gave me a loner since they would have it for more than a day. While going there I had to break hard and my purse fell off the seat and fell on the floor. Annoying, but when I got there I scooped everything up (that I saw) and shoved it back in.

Since they were just servicing the car I gave them my extra set of car keys, got my loner and went to work. I had a long day at work and didn't get off until after 7 pm. I got in the loner, went to my apartment only to find that I didn't have my keys!!!! I couldn't find them anywhere...I went back to my office thinking I might have left them there, didn't find them and had to call my landlord to see if he could let me in. He wasn't home :( I had to wait outside for over 2 hours before I could get home. It was like 11 pm :(

My keys had fallen out of my purse when it fell over and had slid under the passenger seat. I was able to get them the next day, but I NEVER buy a purse with just a snap closure now....zippers for me all the way!!!!! ;)

Amy S. said...

Me and my boyfriend was riding a atv. He was going to fast around a curve and he knew it was going to flip. Instead of him letting that happen, he turned the atv toward the drop off of the road. We went down about 10 feet and landed upright. I screamed the whole way down. The only thing that got messed up was we landed on two tobacco plants. We drove back to the main road and my parents that had been following us was looking for us. They were wondering why we came from that road and finally figured out that we had went over the drop off. A few years later, a boy and his cousin did the same thing. They flipped their atv instead. It landed on the girl and killed her. My mom told me that later that night and said it was a wonder we had made it out of it.

Chelsea B. said...

My friend and I were walking down a deer road beside my house. We were laughing and talking and not at all watching where we were going. Suddenly my friend stops, grabs my arm, and hisses, "CHELSEA!" I look at her in alarm. She's looking down, so I follow her line of vision. Right under my raised foot is a hissing black snake. We back away slowly, then run, not knowing if it was chasing us or not. It didn't. Someone was watching over us that day...

Caffey said...

I'd be scared witless from a bull! I so hope I could run fast enough LOL

When my son was about 5 years old, he was playing in the yard and I noticed that his hearing aids were not in his ears. I said 'Where are you're hearing aids?" and he just shrugs and points to the ground and we start looking all over for them and can't find them. Hearing aids are expensive so I said to him, 'Where are they? If we don't find, we have to call the police for a metal detector". I don't know how much he heard but then saw him heading in the house thinking he's not going to help us find them. Next thing you know, my older daughter runs to us and tells us the police are here! They come in the yard and start questioning us about who's 'dead'. They said they got a report that someone was dead here. My son then says he called and he didn't want to go to jail cuz he can't find his hearing aids and when they asked him on the phone for his parents he said they were 'dead' instead of 'deaf'! We could laugh now but not when it happened! I never was questioned like that before! By the way we only found one out of two hearing aids, sign..

Anonymous said...

Funny strorues
Black cats always seem to by my home on Halloween spookky lol
Great prize thanks
Haver great week all
Kimh

CherylR said...

OMG..I was 23 and we brought home our first baby and they expected me to know how to take care of her. OMG! Luckily we figured it out and she is 42 and the mother of 3.

flchen1 said...

I remember a few my younger brother had--when my mom found her dresser tipped over and one of his socks caught underneath it (but he'd managed to wriggle his foot out of it and had escaped being crushed by it when he'd pulled the drawers out it to make "stairs")... and another time when she caught him and my sister dangling their feet out of the second-story bedroom window... One I don't remember myself but my mom told me about was when I was about two and riding along with her in the car to pick up my dad. Seatbelts weren't widely used and the car had those split bench seats that flipped forward. Well, even though I was riding in the back seat, she had to brake suddenly and I flew over the front seat to smack my head against the dash. Apparently there's a little dent and scar there to this day, though it's hidden by my hair now :)

I guess we all have some of those "wow, are we blessed!" moments!

Pam P said...

Years ago lived in an old house which started getting huge drops of water dripping down all the inside walls around the house, later found to be due to a problem with the furnace humidifier being stuck. This started me off with inner ear infections, which I still get from time to time, but then lasted several months, with varying degrees of imbalance and vertigo. One day, woke up, started to sit up and literally saw the room I was in flip upside down. I freaked for a few minutes, my mind and eyes couldn't comprehed what was going on. I still can't quite come up with a way to describe the whole sensation, other than I felt like I was upside down, on top of the ceiling, lol. Remember lying back, opening my eyes, happened again, then closed my eyes again and afraid to open them again until another 5 minutes, finally room was right side up. Freakiest feelings and sensations ever experienced. Thankfully, never had it that bad since, though at times I can be stopped at a traffic light with a large truck or bus alongside of me and think my car is moving and jamming down the brake which is already all the way down, thinking my car is rolling and going to hit a car when it's not moving at all. That happens, I tend to go back home and relax, take a decongestant to help with inner ear infection apparently acting up again.

infinitieh said...

When I was young, I was in at the Paris-Orly Airport for my flight home. Not knowing any French, I had no idea which shuttle bus to take so I just got on one. Then, as the shuttle went from stop to stop, I started to really worry so I got off the next stop, thinking that I would have better luck just walking around until I find an English speaking employee somewhere. At the first airline counter I approached, not only did the woman speak English, but the airline and gate I was looking for was only a few yards away. Whew! My parents were worried the entire time I was away but I never told them how close I was to getting totally lost in that airport.

Na said...

I remember my older sister and I decided to go swimming. Only we didn't know how to swim and we weren't allowed near the pool. The park was crowded and we decided to go sit by the pool. I ended up sort of shoving my sister into it and fell in beside her. Oh My Gosh! Thankfully strangers lounging the pool came by and though our parents weren't too pleased we did get to stay at the park. We ended up sliding down the slides until we were partly dried!

Laurie G said...

One winter my great aunt was staying with me while my parents went on a trip. I was a Junior in HS and didn't think I needed a babysitter.

I needed a dress for a dance. I wanted to drive to Green Bay which was only 35 miles away. My great aunt said no. I went anyway. On the way back a huge snowstorm came through. I ended up getting stuck in a ditch! Luckily my BF and I weren't injured, a nice young man helped push us out of the snowbank, I didn't dent the car and finally my parents never found out. My great aunt suspected I went against her wishes but she never knew for sure. I still can't believe how stupid I was when I thought I was so smart.

Sherry said...

When I was a kid me and my sister got mad at my mom and decided to run away from home. We didn't get very far because we started through the woods and walked across a nest of yellow jackets. We ran back home screaming, crying and covered in bees (from head to toe). My mom had to pick them off of us one by one. These days when I think about it I think about how lucking we were that we weren't allergic to them because as many times as we were stung it we were we would have probably died.
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Jane said...

We were driving through Michigan's Upper Peninsula after picking up my roommate's car. It was late and my friend was tired he almost dozed off and barely avoided hitting a deer. He slammed on the brakes and all we saw was fog and the deer's eyes. We were lucky to have avoided an accident.

LSUReader said...

I have wonderful childhood memories of the times my family would go pick blackberries. The best berries were in overgrown areas, sometimes, near water. (Of course, in south Louisiana, EVERYTHING is near water!) Since I was the smallest, Dad would lower me to hard-to-reach places that were otherwise unattainable. On one such expedition near a bayou, my left hand was just reaching out for a berry when I felt a hard tug on my right arm. It was so hard that I was momentarily airborne. When I landed, my upset Dad pushed me along and ordered, "Go to the car." I did. So did the rest of the family. Back in the car, Dad breathed again, and said, "I almost put you down on a water moccasin. We have enough berries." It was the first time I was in danger. But the really scary thing for me was how shaken up my intractable Dad was.

bn100 said...

Accidentally tripping on a crack in the sidewalk

Patti said...

LSU Reader....my mom recalled that when she lived in Louisana they'd swim in a pond down there. She learned years later that they had to close it down due to water moccasin snakes.

CrystalGB said...

When I was in junior high, I walked to the front of the class with my jacket hanging out of my pant pocket. I had hung it on the back of my chair and it got stuck in my pocket. I was so embarrassed.

winnie said...

A quick omg moment I remember was of me when I was very little and going to the mall with my parents. I was so engrossed at looking at something that I didn't notice them moving away from me. When I took notice it totally scared me thinking that I had lost them since I couldn't find them looking around me. Thank goodness they were just in another section of the store and I was able to find them after running around a bit.

Kristy said...

When I was younger, I went shopping with my mom at a ma and pa grocery store. I was distracted by the candy and snack aisle when I grabbed the hand of the person closest to me thinking it was my mom's. Unfortunately, it was some male stranger's hand, which I didn't notice until my mom found me. And that was the cue for me to start panicking/crying/cling to my mom.

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Maureen said...

My sister is eight years younger than me and when she was about five and I was in the pool I told her to jump into my arms and I would catch her. I didn't think about all the sunscreen I had put on her so when she jumped she went right through my arms. It was an above ground pool so I could just pull her right out of the water but she was not happy and still remembers it.