Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who DOES that?


That's who.

I've been known to do some pretty scatterbrained/ridiculous things in my day: Forget my best friend's birthday. Put my keys in the freezer. Forget to wear deodorant.

Oh, and once, I wore a black heel and a brown heel to work at my previous job...during training (when I was still trying to impress everyone). YIKES! Talk about embarrassment.

Today, however, tops them all.

Let me preface. I was super DUPER tired this morning. I barely slept last night because 1) It is literally 95 degrees in our house 2) I was dreaming about ticks all over my body 3) I was stressed about my day today.

I had to give two final lessons for the year to third and fourth graders. I was pretty nervous and was "rehearsing" my lessons all morning.

Then, I hopped in the car with my chocolate, peanut butter, banana smoothie and headed to the school...running a bit late of course.

When suddenly, I realized my ultimate scatterbrained act.

I forgot to brush my teeth.

No time to turn around. No time to make a quick pit stop for a toothbrush and toothpaste.

I started hyperventilating.

I called Mr. Ruby to see if he could run in the bathroom to check if my toothbrush was wet...just in case I forgot that I had brushed my teeth. He didn't answer.

I faced the facts. On a very important day, that I was ALREADY super nervous for, I had done the most despicably unhygienic act imaginable: I did not brush my teeth.

Most of you do not know me in "real life". However, everyone who knows me is very aware of my OCD for brushing my teeth.

I have never, ever walked out of the house or gone to bed without brushed teeth. Never. Right after my appendectomy? Brushed my teeth. After a crazy night on my 21st birthday? Brushed my teeth. During a girly slumber party when all my friends had already passed out? Brushed my teeth.

But not today, My Friends. Not today.

Good heavens - Might as well have just gone to school naked!


Kimberlee said...

I have to always brush my teeth too! And lets not even talk about flossing.

Life in vet school said...

I'm a total OCD tooth-brusher! I have about 5 toothbrushes, so that I can have one in the bathroom, one in my bookbag, and one in each of the purses I use regularly. I probably brush 4 times a day. However, when I was staying up late all last week studying, I went to bed TWICE without FLOSSING!!! I can't believe it.

What ratios do you use for your choc/PB/banana smoothie? It sounds delicious! I'd like to try to recreate it and I don't want to put too much peanut butter in.

Freck said...

Awww, haha I bet no one noticed!!

tootie said...

I would have been horrified, too. I'm obsessive about brushing. And yes, I've done the 'stop at the store and buy a toothbrush and toothpaste' thing at least once because I wasn't sure if I brushed!

Kassie said...

Oh no! I have to admit, I THINK I did that once. As in, I was so distracted I totally couldn't remember if I had brushed them or not...and then my teeth felt "furry", and I just knew I hadn't. lol.

LauraAnn said...

Oh no!!! I do scatter-brained things ALL.THE.TIME! The other day I forgot to wear deodorant and of course it was like 90 degrees outside. I had to cut my shopping short because I could smell myself. I felt so disgusting!