When your neighbor unexpectedly shows up at your doorstep and the first thing they say is, “This is going to be just as embarrassing for me as it is for you” chances are the conversation is destined to be an awkward one.
In the moment Mrs. X approached me a couple weeks ago with “this is going to be just as embarrassing for me as it is for you” my mind was racing. What is she about to say next? What could we have possibly done to bring about such a discussion? The next sentence she uttered will forever go down in family history. “I don’t know how else to say this, but the fogged glass in your shower window isn’t as fogged as you might think it is.”
It took me a few seconds to compute what she was saying. Once the implications set in I wanted to curl up in a little ball and hide. Our master bathroom shower window to which she was referring is on the back of our house directly facing our neighbors. Our yards aren’t enormously deep, so you get the picture (no pun intended).
Shocked and mortified, my husband and I stewed over her claim for hours, well, more like days. Actually, we are still stewing a little. How long had this been going on before they finally decided to confront us?
Then my husband recalled what might have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. The night before the conversation he had taken a shower, with the light on no less, and had decided to clean and scrub the shower including the tile ceiling of the shower while showering. To reach the ceiling he had to stand on the bench to do the scrubbing.
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