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    How has the hobby embarrassed you in 2009?

    How has the hobby embarrassed you in 2009? Hall of fame Pro golfer Hale Irwin used to say “Playing golf is like having a mistress. One day she makes you feel real good and the next day she embarrasses you in front of your friends.” I think this is very true of the hobby as well.

    For this thread I want to know how that mistress – your pursuit of the hobby – has embarrassed you in front strangers, friends, and family in 2009. For example, this week I have friends and family visiting from out of state for the holidays. Last night I called the local Chinese restaurant to make a take out order. When the girl answered the phone, I said in front of my company “I would like to make an outcall order.” At once the room said in unison “Outcall?” I corrected myself and said “I’m sorry I would like to make a takeout order.”

    I know that there are several of you that have similar stories. Maybe you were in a meeting at work and projecting your computer screen using a digital projector. You started typing letters into your search engine and ... Escorts pops up or something like that. This is my greatest fear btw.

    Let me know how your pursuit of the hobby has embarrassed you in 2009. It could be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungry101 View Post
    For example, this week I have friends and family visiting from out of state for the holidays. Last night I called the local Chinese restaurant to make a take out order. When the girl answered the phone, I said in front of my company “I would like to make an outcall order.” At once the room said in unison “Outcall?” I corrected myself and said “I’m sorry I would like to make a takeout order.”
    Wow H101,

    "Oooops, someone forgot to boost." Good thing the next thing you said wasn't I'd like to make a takeout order named Jasmine or something..lol.

    Nope. I haven't had this happen to me. I don't live in Montreal and I never tell anyone about the hobby. My problem is talking about anonymous women I've met when they know I am not much of a "player" and they know I visit Montreal. But I never talk about escorts, prostitutes or whatever.

    If I've had any embarrassment it was in the hobby. I met one lady who was so cute and so sweet and innocent looking that even though all started well and the engine was roaring at full speed for a while, I started to feel guilty because she was so sweet and...damn...coitus interruptus...engine cut off at 85 MPH. But I met her again and the engine RPMs more than made up for lost time. Review on the way.

    I have the feeling someone there knew exactly why you slipped. Don't be surprised if there was someone in the room with you who is either a fellow hobbyist or is close to someone who is and knows all about it.

    Wouldn't it have been funny if the restaurant was just a front and they actually sent someone.

    Oooops!

    Merlot

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    There was the time my friend asked me where I was going, and I meant to say "out for a drink" but instead I said "to have sex with prostitutes".... That was weird.

    And the time my speed dial got mixed up... I though I was calling "Martin" but I must have pushed the button for "Mom". When she answered, I thought I recognized the voice, but I went ahead and said "I'm looking for a hot, young PSE spinner for deep throat and anal". lol -- boy, Mom sure won't let me forget about that one!!

    Of course there was also the time I left an envelope stuffed with cash on the night table and my wife was like WTF is this?


    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Dover View Post
    There was the time my friend asked me where I was going, and I meant to say "out for a drink" but instead I said "to have sex with prostitutes".... That was weird.

    And the time my speed dial got mixed up... I though I was calling "Martin" but I must have pushed the button for "Mom". When she answered, I thought I recognized the voice, but I went ahead and said "I'm looking for a hot, young PSE spinner for deep throat and anal". lol -- boy, Mom sure won't let me forget about that one!!

    Of course there was also the time I left an envelope stuffed with cash on the night table and my wife was like WTF is this?


    BD
    "Just a tip, baby" would have been the appropriate answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Dover View Post
    There was the time my friend asked me where I was going, and I meant to say "out for a drink" but instead I said "to have sex with prostitutes".... That was weird.

    And the time my speed dial got mixed up... I though I was calling "Martin" but I must have pushed the button for "Mom". When she answered, I thought I recognized the voice, but I went ahead and said "I'm looking for a hot, young PSE spinner for deep throat and anal". lol -- boy, Mom sure won't let me forget about that one!!

    Of course there was also the time I left an envelope stuffed with cash on the night table and my wife was like WTF is this?


    BD

    BD you ruined my thread!

    I do appreciate some good sarcasm, BTW and that was pretty funny but back on topic.

    There must have been all kinds of funny things or uncomfortable situations that were cause for embarrassment. Lets hear those stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlot View Post
    Wow H101,

    "Oooops, someone forgot to boost." Good thing the next thing you said wasn't I'd like to make a takeout order named Jasmine or something..lol.

    Nope. I haven't had this happen to me. I don't live in Montreal and I never tell anyone about the hobby. My problem is talking about anonymous women I've met when they know I am not much of a "player" and they know I visit Montreal. But I never talk about escorts, prostitutes or whatever.

    I have the feeling someone there knew exactly why you slipped. Don't be surprised if there was someone in the room with you who is either a fellow hobbyist or is close to someone who is and knows all about it.

    Wouldn't it have been funny if the restaurant was just a front and they actually sent someone.

    Oooops!

    Merlot
    I dont talk about escorts outside of this board. I brought it up once with my college roommate when we got to gether for a drink last year but I didn't tell him everything. He was my wingman in college. Outside of that I don't even mention it. I even avoid strip clubs when coworkers ask me to join them. I dont like strip clubs btw - I would rather pay about 80$ to 100$ more and take one of the girls home and have sex with them.

    No it would not have been funny if they would have sent someone.

    I dont think anyone picked up on it Merlot but I have to be careful as people could start putting 2 and 2 together. Why does this guy always insist on flying into Montreal airport when he is calling on account xyz? Why was his passport stamped with Montreal so many times etc

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    My potentially embarrassing moment happened at the recent GT. After spending some time going around the room to mingle, i decided to sit down at a table with a buddy of mine. Not long after this, i heard a voice behind me calling my name. Real name. Surprised, i turned around & saw someone i kind of hung out with a dozen years ago, who had moved to Mtl & has been residing in a Mtl suburb since that time. I told him i was staying at the hotel & since my hockey team was getting clobbered (which was true), i decided to head down to the lobby bar to hang out with some of my friends from out of town. We all were attending a 'conference' that weekend.

    I asked him what the hell he was doing there, and he immediately introduced me to his wife. They had an office party at one of the restaurants in the building & decided to head downstairs for a few drinks. Later, i bumped into him again in the lobby & he began to tell me where me & my buddies should go to pick up some women. Yeah right! If i remember correctly, one of my buddies asked him if he was on Merb, and he had no idea what he was talking about & simply told him we were old friends from back home. Ooof!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    My potentially embarrassing moment happened at the recent GT. After spending some time going around the room to mingle, i decided to sit down at a table with a buddy of mine. Not long after this, i heard a voice behind me calling my name. Real name. Surprised, i turned around & saw someone i kind of hung out with a dozen years ago, who had moved to Mtl & has been residing in a Mtl suburb since that time. I told him i was staying at the hotel & since my hockey team was getting clobbered (which was true), i decided to head down to the lobby bar to hang out with some of my friends from out of town. We all were attending a 'conference' that weekend.

    I asked him what the hell he was doing there, and he immediately introduced me to his wife. They had an office party at one of the restaurants in the building & decided to head downstairs for a few drinks. Later, i bumped into him again in the lobby & he began to tell me where me & my buddies should go to pick up some women. Yeah right! If i remember correctly, one of my buddies asked him if he was on Merb, and he had no idea what he was talking about & simply told him we were old friends from back home. Ooof!!!
    Oopsy!!, Sorry about that one Doc, I think they call that a "brain fart".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t View Post
    Oopsy!!, Sorry about that one Doc, I think they call that a "brain fart".
    So it was you!!!

    Oh well, i was also in town for a baseball convention whose group sounds a lot like merb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    My potentially embarrassing moment happened at the recent GT. After spending some time going around the room to mingle, i decided to sit down at a table with a buddy of mine. Not long after this, i heard a voice behind me calling my name. Real name. Surprised, i turned around & saw someone i kind of hung out with a dozen years ago, who had moved to Mtl & has been residing in a Mtl suburb since that time. I told him i was staying at the hotel & since my hockey team was getting clobbered (which was true), i decided to head down to the lobby bar to hang out with some of my friends from out of town. We all were attending a 'conference' that weekend.

    I asked him what the hell he was doing there, and he immediately introduced me to his wife. They had an office party at one of the restaurants in the building & decided to head downstairs for a few drinks. Later, i bumped into him again in the lobby & he began to tell me where me & my buddies should go to pick up some women. Yeah right! If i remember correctly, one of my buddies asked him if he was on Merb, and he had no idea what he was talking about & simply told him we were old friends from back home. Ooof!!!
    Thanks for a great story Doc. This is the kind of thing that happens all too often. There are so many potentially embarrassing situations waiting to happen. I have a similar story from 2008. I was preparing for a date with Carolyn form Xxxtase. I just finished my workout and I was walking into the hotel bar to borrow a few wine glasses for the evening from the bartender. Before I can open my mouth I hear "Hey Sam. Is that you?" I turn around and see a co-worker. He was staying at the same hotel making calls in Montreal. Now this probably does not sound like too much of a coincidence but He is from Atlanta and I am from the Chicago area. We both happened to be at the same hotel making calls in Montreal. He asked me to join him for dinner. I declined saying I ate earlier. I had a drink with him and politely refused going out with him stating that I was beat and not feeling too well. I went to my room and hoped that my co-worker was not on the same floor. Funny thing, when Carolyn finally arrived she was knocking on the door across the hall from mine and I spotted her through the peep hole. I cracked open the door and whispered "Carolyn?" She nodded yes and I waved her over to my room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    one of my buddies asked him if he was on Merb,
    He was probably thinking " no but I have had a few drinks"

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