I was looking for some stuff for DDs room, and I found this really cute pink mirror that I knew she'd love to have for dress up. It was $5 and perfect, so I grinned and put it on the bottom of the cart without another thought.
Then I went throughout the store, taking my time and enjoying being out and about (we were sick this week), just happy as a clam, looking at books and toys with DS before heading over to get some groceries.
As we walked a lot of people were smiling and waving at us ( which to be honest, I didn't think too out of the ordinary- I've gotten used to it since we moved down south). So I just smiled and waved back, talking to DS as we're walking. Grabbed some foodstuff. Oblivious to...common sense.
I was eyeing some canned tomatoes, and a lady approached us. She gave me a concerned look and said "Ma'am, you might want to flip that mirror around."
And I didn't quite understand what she meant by that, so I looked down at the mirror, then back at her and tilted my head in confusion.
Then she leaned in and said "...everyone approaching you can see up your dress!"
And I just stand there for a second, blinking, as the realization that I just flashed the entire populace of the store washed over me.
My eyes get real big, and I think I squeaked out an "oh! Thank you!" And I quickly bent down, by then very beet red I'm sure, to flip it over as she walked away..
I seriously wish I could've done an adorable "oops!" With a pretty little hand to my face, and made my way quickly out the door, but I still had quite a few groceries to get. :( I'm neither the brightest crayon in the box, nor particularly good looking either. Sorry, fellow patrons of Walmart. I assure you I do feel the same gratefulness that at least I wasn't going commando...
EDIT: I just wanted to say thanks ladies, for making me feel better about it, and sharing some of your stories too! I'm glad I could give everyone a laugh about it ;)
I tried to like or respond to everyone who addressed me directly, aside from lol's or smiling/ laughing faces- which made me grin too ^_^ but because our internet is rea~lly super slow, and it takes anywhere from a minute to several to reload the page whenever I like or quote someone, I might've missed some of you. Sorry!
...Oh, and I think someone should start an embarassing story thread! *nudge nudge*