Slightly OT: Wardrobe Malfunction ... meeting the big boss!

Good evening, YLF!

I was super worried about what to wear to meet my Big Boss. Now, he's a man of impeccable fashion taste - I mean, the guy was a VIP at Paris Fashion Week! So he knows his stuff! I freaked out for a long time about what to wear ... but I finally settled on my usual dress and blazer.

Of course, nothing I actually wore mattered, because the back of my skirt (yes) was tucked up into my undies.

No one said anything all morning.
No one said anything on public transportation.
No one said anything in the hospital.
No one said anything in the emergency room.
No one said anything in Tim Hortons.

I will now go and die under a rock.

Much love,

PS: At least I'm memorable?

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  • replied 6 years ago

    Pics or it didn't happen!

    Just kidding. Maybe it was only tucked for a little while? Like since the last time you used the rest room? That is mortifying, I agree. I can't believe no one said a thing! I think I would have the courage to tell even a complete stranger this was going on.

  • JR replied 6 years ago

    {{hugs}} This too shall pass.

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Oh noes! At least it wasn't during the interview? And maybe he didn't get a look at you from behind. In some offices, men make a point of *not* looking because HR policies are so harsh regarding harrassment and such.

    I can't believe no one said anything... hugs to you!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Well, honestly.

    Oh well. In the wise words / hand gestures of Cher from the movie, *Clueless*: W for whatever!


  • missvee replied 6 years ago

    Look, if nobody said anything, I think that means that nobody noticed. I've had total strangers point out that the label is sticking up at the back of a shirt/blouse. Surely someone would have said something if it was as bad as you think. In the wise words of the Sopranos, fuggedaboudit.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    Oh noes! Hopefully he didn't notice... It sucks that nobody thought to mention it to you, although maybe it means that it was not as noticeable as you thought. Just recently, I've had two experiences where total strangers (both on public transportation) discreetly pointed out wardrobe malfunctions to me. I really appreciated that.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Lyn I with Claire if there are not pictures.. it never happened. I am actually shocked that no one said anything. I have approached total strangers and pointed out similar wardrobe malfunctions as I would sincerely hope they would do the same for me.

  • Victoria replied 6 years ago

    oh, honey:( don't think too much about it. Its possible that he didn't notice. But the best way of dealing with it is with humor-shrugg your shoulders and dismiss it from your mind!

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Seriously?? I am the one who tucks in strangers' tags. I would NEVER leave you hanging like that. But there is something to the idea of being memorable :)

  • JulieJohn replied 6 years ago

    If you're into Seinfeld, you could be like George, demand restitution, and have the Big Boss show you his underwear.

    I am indeed so sorry! If life is fair, then you should now be upgraded in your life status because of this character-building event.

    In fact, there should be a blog badge just for you. Here, I created this one, for bravery. And I call it "cheeky".

  • O replied 6 years ago

    The only thing that worries me here is that we live in a world where all those people around you would not say a thing - at all. It's not a matter of not being close enough with you to maybe pull you to side and quietly bring it to your attention, but not being ladies or gentleman enough to help you!

    Yes, you probably need some time under the rock, that's ok, but please don't worry. Life goes on. What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger ;-)

  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    Lyn, you're in good company. The same thing happened to one of the attorneys with whom I work...when she was in Court...

    The only thing worth doing in a situation like that is have a good giggle over it :)

  • Kari replied 6 years ago

    Just because no one else said anything or indicated that they noticed - is it possible that it happened at the end of the day? Were you sitting down or using the restroom, and possibly your skirt only got tucked up at the tail end?

    Worst case scenario, being your wardrobe, I'll bet they were at least PRETTY undies.

    *hands out virtual tea and empathy hugs...*

    I had this happen once before at work, but luckily my well-meaning coworker caught me just before I left the restroom and gave me a quick tug. I was quite grateful!

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    HAHA; he said to me, "Is your skirt supposed to be like that?" lol.

    I hadn't gone to the bathroom all day, so I guess it could have gotten tucked up some other way?

    Thanks for the sympathy, ladies! :) I will double check all the time ... now. :p

    ETA: When he pointed it out and I saw, the first thought was - This is SO YLF pic worthy! :p

  • Ana replied 6 years ago

    OMG, lyn*, how embarrassing! I'm sorry. I'm glad you can laugh it off though. What a great attitude. Giving you an extra big hug. :)

  • Sheila replied 6 years ago

    Oy! Such a day! Well years ago I was working in a small office and a young college fellow walked past my desk--on his way to a job interview, walking behind the interviewer, and he had about a 10-foot trail of toilet paper hanging out of the back of his trousers. I was so stunned that I froze and was not able to cry out to him. I'm sure he got over it...hope you're laughin' by now, Lyn. We've all had moments like this.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    I hereby resolve to do everything in my power to never let a sister down --- whether old or young, in public or private, stranger or family member. I swear my oath that I will never leave a sister with her fanny in the breeze!

    Seriously, we need to be willing to "do unto others!" It's promising however, that your boss didn't pretend not to notice, and that he made light of it.

  • AJ replied 6 years ago

    ACK!! Oh Lyn, how dreadful! Well, I'm sure Big Boss will always remember you with a giggle...that's positive, right?

    I'm leaving a chocolate filled sympathy basket right by your rock. Does your rock have internet access? : P

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    Oh Lyn! I'm so glad you are able to laugh about it, even if from underneath a rock.

    I think it's actually great that your boss did *not* ignore it, like everyone else (either it wasn't noticeable or the world is becoming curiously self-absorbed?). Wondering what he might have thought or not would have been even harder --- I'd have worried on and on, if I were in your shoes; this is actually more reassuring, I suspect, that he commented on it and seemingly in good humour too.

  • O replied 6 years ago

    LOL, lyn - you crack me up!!! To think first the situation was YLF-worthy just goes to show you have an excellent sense of humor and you'll be over this sooner than you know it. He also seems like gentleman enough to actually save you from further embarrassment and has a good sense of humor too. The only way is to act as naturally as possible as hard as it seems now, but really - no-one really cares. Only YLF, we love a good laugh :-)

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    Oh noes! So sorry to hear that happened. But sometimes it's how we handle the awkward moments that really matter. I once interviewed for a job in a snowstorm and had on my suit, and my bright, loud galoshes. I ended up wearing them for the entire interview and was mortified as I slowly met all of upper management and spent the entire day in them! But I got the job and often heard from the president of the company how he liked my attitude on that first meeting while I was wearing the galoshes. Go figure.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    OMG! Lyn, I hope you have recovered. What a story! This goes down in the annals of fashion history....

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