High school can be an embarrassing time for us students — I’ve definitely had my fair share of mortifying mistakes. From slipping on mud in the senior hallway, to falling down the stairs, to getting putty stuck in your hair — these have all happened to me — CB is the place to be…embarrassed. The Talon […]
High school can be an embarrassing time for us students — I’ve definitely had my fair share of mortifying mistakes. From slipping on mud in the senior hallway, to falling down the stairs, to getting putty stuck in your hair — these have all happened to me — CB is the place to be…embarrassed. The Talon asked juniors Bri Castaneda (’18), Elliot Robles (’18), Jordan Aceves (’18), and Brady Sieving (’18) to share their own embarrassing stories so we don’t have to feel alone in these awkward high school years.
Let’s start off with the classic falling down the stairs moment. Either you’ve witnessed someone tumbling down the stairwell, or you’ve done it yourself. Bri was a victim of this terrifying tumble her freshman year.
“One time my friends and I were walking down the frosh hall to go to lunch. We got to the stairs and everything was fine and dandy until we got to the bottom half. I don’t know what happened, I missed a step or slipped, I started falling down the stairs. Not like fall down one stair then I was fine. No, I couldn’t stop and my lunch went flying and lots of sophomores in the sophomore hall saw. I would have kept falling but thank the Lord Jesus one of my friends caught me and stopped me.”
As a fellow klutz, I know the terrifying feeling of the stairs breaking your ankles. It sure is embarrassing, but also puts a little thrill into the day, right?
It’s always embarrassing when Siri goes off in the middle of class and it’s coming from your iPad. It’s worse when a Twitter or Snapchat video blasts; you never know what’s going to be said in these videos, and hopefully it’s nothing too bad when the whole class hears. Elliot was in this exact situation this year, so it’s fresh in his mind.
“During math class I wasn’t paying attention and I was on my phone. I was going through Snapchat and didn’t realize my phone was on full volume. I watched a Snapchat video and it was someone screaming and it went off while Mrs. Romani was talking. Everyone stared at me and it was awkward.”
We’ve all been on our phones instead of engaging in class and I guess this is our payback. Class is work time not play time, Falcons.
Jordan transferred to CB last year, but in a very short period of time, she found herself in an embarrassing situation of her own.
“On the transfer orientation day we were in the cafeteria and I guess I had my hand up, like fixing my hair or something so the girl behind me goes, ‘Do you have a question?’ and I look at her and say I don’t. But then I realized she was talking to the girl behind me and it was dead quiet, so everyone looked at me and then looked at the girl and then the girl goes, ‘If you have a question I can answer it later,’ and then it just stopped. It was so awkward and embarrassing and I hadn’t even known anyone yet. It was so awkward and I had to see those seniors for the rest of the year and they all know what I did, It was so bad!”
It’s difficult being the new one – making a mistake before you’re known around campus can be a real letdown. For Jordan, her awkward moments started right away, but we all know they keep on coming till graduation.
Lots of teachers make you ask to use the bathroom but they don’t want to go with you. If only Brady knew how to ask…
“It was G set and I really needed to go to the bathroom so I had to ask to go to the bathroom in French. I was annoyed and tired that day so I accidentally said, ‘Can I go to the bathroom with you.’ I didn’t realize it at first, but she turned red and laughed and told me what I said. That’s when the class howled with laughter and I turned so red and I was in front of the classroom so it was really embarrassing. I was just thinking, ‘Good job Brady,’ the entire time.”
Embarrassing yourself in front of all your classmates is one way to have a foreign language stick in your memory. I’m sure Brady will remember how to ask, “Can I go to the bathroom?” in French, for the rest of his life.
We hope this fulfilled your daily dose of embarrassment. High School is a time to grow, but also a time to fall sometimes…down the stairs.