I got this idea from a forum on acne.org. I told this story there, but thought it was so gruesome, it was worthy of retelling here on the old blogaroo.
My most embarrassing acne story…ugh, I don’t even want to think about it again because it was so tragic. But, here goes.
A few years ago when my acne was severe with lots of whiteheads, I was working really long hours for my boss. We worked out of her house. My skin was so bad that if I felt a pimple in the morning, I knew it would turn into a full fledged giant honking whitehead by the end of the day. On this particular day we were working so late that she insisted I go inside and eat dinner with her family. I knew I had one pimple in particular that was in full fledged honking mode right on my cheek kind of by my mouth. Every time I smiled I could feel it. I really didn’t want to be that close up and personal with her family while I looked like that. But, I couldn’t really get out of it.
Here is where it gets really embarrassing. Throughout dinner I tried to ignore my face and the especially terrible whitehead which actually hurt at that point. I remember we were just talking and eating dinner and her 3 year old son said “you have a booboo.” I immediately knew that the eating and talking had actually caused my pimple to pop! Right at the dinner table. O.M.Gaaaaaaawwwwlly!!
I don’t even remember how I handled it. I think I just got up, went to the bathroom to get a tissue to blot the blood, and tried not to actually cry in front of anyone. I felt like not only did I completely embarrass myself, but I probably spoiled their dinner. No one wants potatoes with a side of zit.
Ugh…that was not fun to re-live. But, I hope you folks enjoyed. Oh the plague of acne!!
I will say, despite how much I complain and get depressed about my skin, I am so grateful it has humbled me and made me a much better person. If you can’t laugh at your problems then all you’ll do fester in your own self loathing. I try to choose the former but I’ll admit, sometimes I just need to fester.
Do you have an embarrassing acne story you want to share?! Let me know in the comments below.
Daily Affirmation: My skin makes me stronger and wiser every day.