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Humiliating Moments-Chapter Two: The Panty Story

The Events You Are About To Read Are True...

...only the styles, fabrics and colors of the panties have been changed to protect the innocent.

...only the styles, fabrics and colors of the panties have been changed to protect the innocent.

Chapter Two - By Popular Demand

As can be deduced by the title, this is not the first hub on this subject and very possibly it won't be the last. Fortunately, it is not a series in which you HAVE to read the previous Chapter to understand what is going on as it is pretty self-explanatory. You may wonder, though, WHY I wrote it and that is very easy to explain.

First of all, I didn't have to work very hard. There was no research to do, no writers block to suffer trying to think of what should happen next, no second guessing the ending. I already knew how it ended because I was there.

The main reason, though, is because of all the awesome comments I received from Chapter One-The Bridge Story. I wrote it just for fun and was curious whether anyone would even read it since it didn't teach, sell or inform anyone about anything other than human nature, my nature to be exact. So this hub is for everyone I promised a second story to. It may not measure up to the original, but then, the sequel never does.

Pre-Humiliation Setup

There were seven of us living in a house in Lagos, Nigeria, three couples and one single guy. We were there at the very beginning planning stages of a large construction project. Since this house was going to be our home for several years, we had been busting it trying to get it into clean, comfortable, livable shape. This included getting two guest rooms ready for two more couples who would be living with us for about a month during contract negotiations.

For two weeks we were doing everything, like scraping, rebuffing and sealing the floors, repairing walls and painting, sewing new curtains and making bedspreads as well as purchasing items for the guest rooms like lamps, kettles, mugs....etc, all the things you would find in a hotel guest room. We really wanted our guests to be comfortable and enjoy their stay with us.

We thought we had plenty of time with nearly a week to finish before our long- term guests arrived. Then we got word that the Nigerian branch committee wanted to have the Construction Committee meeting at our house on Friday, which was only two days away. That meant that our two guest rooms would be filled earlier than we expected and with Branch Committee members and their wives. It is no exaggeration that we were working on the rooms nearly up until the time they arrived Thursday afternoon. We really wanted to make a good impression since this is the first time we had visitors from the Branch office since we moved in.

Humiliation Buildup

Things were going well and the following morning after a successful breakfast, one of the visiting wives was helping us clean up in the kitchen. We inquired as to whether the bed was comfortable and whether she could think of anything else that the room needed. We talked about that for a minute and then she dropped the bombshell on us. Here is how the conversation went from there:

Matter of factly she said, "Oh, by the way, we found a pair of panties under our bed."

Stunned, my friend and I just stared at each other and then at her. Then I said, "Do you mean men's or women's?", knowing full well that she wouldn't have called men's underwear "panties", but hoping just the same.

"Oh, it was women's panties", she said, "but they were clean, so don't worry."

"What were you doing looking under the bed!" Probably not the most tactful thing I could have said, but I was trying to put SOME kind of humor into the situation.

"Well, they weren't really UNDER the bed, but on the floor by the edge of the bedspread."

By now the two of us are totally horrified and there isn't really anything much else to say, except:

"We are so sorry about this. I can't imagine how it could have happened or how we could have overlooked something like that."

I had thought of all kinds of other things to say, like "We had to try out the room first just to make sure it was comfortable." Or, "We were just trying to anticipate all your needs.", but for once I didn't let my mouth run without my brain. So what did we do? Basically, we groveled and it seemed to work.

"Yep, those are mine."

"....but they were clean, so don't worry."

"....but they were clean, so don't worry."

Humiliation Climax

After our visitor left to go back to her room, we got with the other woman who lived in the house and told her the story. We were all laughing because it WAS funny, but in a nervous, hysterical kind of way because the worst was yet to come. We still didn't know which of the three of us the panties belonged to or what kind of shape they were in except that they were supposedly clean. (Only those of you who only own new, pure white, totally unfrayed underwear with every bit of the elasticity intact can cast the first stone.) We joked about it a bit all morning thinking that they must have been folded up in the sheets from the laundry, but how could you make the bed and not notice? How could we all have been in that room doing all the finishing touches and have none of us see them? So our morning went, and we all laughingly said that we weren't going to claim them no matter what. If we had lived without them so far, well, you can figure it out.

After lunch and the guests had left, we all felt the relief because the pressure was off to make a good impression and we could all relax again. One of the women and I went upstairs and were looking at the now empty rooms and there, neatly folded on the chair, was the pair of panties. It only took one brief glance and I had to say,

"Yep, those are mine."

Lessons Learned

One lesson to be learned here is to thoroughly check your guest sheets for stray socks or panties before you make the bed. More importantly though, we can learn to not take ourselves too seriously and realize that the ability to laugh at ourselves is priceless. Take that MasterCard!

There is also one thing I can always be sure of....If there ARE any underwear stuck to YOUR sheets, they definitely won't be mine.

What Do You Think?

Comments

JS on November 21, 2013:

Nice guess Rhym, but wrong. All you can think? Really? Do not be so narrow minded. ;-)

I was browsing Hubpages mostly on different clothes stories and got this page as a suggestion from "Discover More Hubs". One has not to be some kind of a "weard" to land on your page and not to think an accidental piece of clothing on the floor is not humiliating to anyone. It is just a peace of clothing. ;-)

...but might it need a bit of "weardness" to think seeing, or letting it to be seen, a piece of clothing as something humiliating? ;-)

Sorry if you do not like my humour. I do not mean to insult.

But do you REALLY mean that a piece of underware accidentally seen on the floor is humiliating?

If so, I do not understand your mentality. If not so, I do not understand the point in your story. Sorry for being so narrow minded.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on November 21, 2013:

Well JS, since you you don't have a Hubpages account, all I can think of is that you were doing a web search that included the word "panties" or something similar. I can understand how this page would NOT be what you were looking for or even close to humiliating enough. Fortunately for everyone else, it wasn't written for anyone to get his "socks off" ( :{ ) but purely for entertainment value.

JS on November 20, 2013:

You must be an american... no one else would think that as humiliating.

What is the big deal if there is some piece of clothing under the bed? A shirt, a sock, anything... I do not understand the point of this story.

TGhubby on January 26, 2012:

That is great ... thanks for sharing that story.

Evita Andrianni from New Zealand on October 05, 2011:

Ha,ha,ha... Chapter 3,please.

KerryMaxCook on February 14, 2011:

LOL!!!!

KerryMaxCook on February 12, 2011:

You made me so embarrassed!I am a sycophant for Female Superiority. I helplessly hung on to every word I read with all of its build-up! I wished it would have been me! I am so embarrassed to admit that!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on February 12, 2011:

Thank you very much KerryMaxCook! You talk as if you know ME.:) It is my favorite kind of story.

KerryMaxCook on February 12, 2011:

How awesome. Devilish. Ingenuous. Only YOU could have pulled this off with the clever build-up.

Nice.

Capt Semant from India on October 29, 2010:

It reminded me of a few auto-biographies...anything which has left an important learning us, I feel, it should be shared for the benefit of others...

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on October 19, 2010:

Thank you Chris, that is a GREAT story! You know you are with good friends if the stories turn to underwear or bodily functions before the night is through.

ChrisLincoln from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California on October 19, 2010:

Rhym O'Reison,

I'm not a perv, honest, I just like good, funny, writing. I have a dear friend who has a great underwear story. Two housholds, good friends, pop round to each others house all the time, you get the picture. In household A, (we'll not use names to protect the innocent,) Mrs. A. was doing her laundry, and upon placing her wet whites in the dryer, find it has died. No problem, she goes to household B and sticks the laundry in their dryer. Later she goes to pick it up, still no one home. All is good.

Next day, Mr. B. goes down to laundry room to pick up a shirt, finds a very large pair of mens tidy whities on the floor. Mr. A. is a small man. He could camp in said undergarments. He has issues over his size, and embarrassed, does not ask his wife where the underwear comes from, but suspects she is having an affair with Mr. A. who is a large man (If the underpants fit...)

Mrs. B. has no idea why her husband is acting all strange, and after a couple of days she confronts him, and upset, he produces the offending drawers. Mrs. B. has no idea how they got there. Assures her husband that nothing is going on, but things are still a little awkward when the families meet for a barbeque at the weekend.

After a beer or two, Mrs. A. tells Mrs. B. about using her dryer, hoping she didn't mind...

I was at that barbeque. The ensuing laughter could be heard statewide!

Chris

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on August 11, 2010:

I had forgotten about the poll. This is one of my most looked at hubs...I am sure the word "panties" is what gets the notice. A little worried about pervs, but what can you do?

Kerry43 on August 11, 2010:

Oh my goodness, this was funny, but it would have been funnier if I hadn't done the same thing before. I really did feel better about myself after reading it though, thanks.

By the way, I loved the number 4 Q on your poll and how many responses it had LOL.

Have a fun day!

Kerry:)

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on April 20, 2010:

Hey U Neek (cool name btw). Send me a note when you write your panty story so I will be sure not to miss it.

U Neek from Georgia, USA on April 20, 2010:

Okay, now I have to write about our family's panty story! This is a fun, fun, fun hub. Thanks for sharing and inventory your panties!

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on February 25, 2010:

This is funny and I am sure it happens to many people! Well, women!

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on October 20, 2009:

I have to love it~! Because I wrote a piece a week or so ago about my HUSBAND wearing my panties on his coat - as in ALL DAY LONG and finally someone took them off for him!! You should check it out - I will have to put yours on mine as a link now....us panty peope have to stick together - in more ways than one. Static cling - what a nightmare - a whole OTHER hub!!!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on August 08, 2009:

Hey Bo,

I don't know if that is a comment on how you feel about me a fter reading the story or if you have petrified socks under your bed! :) Regardless, thank you.....I think.

Bo Bixbie from Mid-West on August 07, 2009:

I don't know about panties, but there are some socks under my bed I can beat you over the head with.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on April 01, 2009:

Andy Baker: This one is Chapter Two so I guess you didn't read Chapter One yet. I do have more, but just don't have the time to get them written down. Thanks for the feedback.

You should check out, "Why Did He Have to Shoot Her", too. It isn't really a funny story, but it will evoke some emotion.

AndyBaker from UK on April 01, 2009:

Got any more stories as funny as this?!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on December 04, 2008:

I appreciate that Tinacarla. You gotta get some kind of payoff, right?

tinacarla from USA on December 04, 2008:

hi! I like your hub! That was really funny!!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on November 11, 2008:

Thank you very much Corey, you totally made my day. What do you think of our friend Dan who commented right before you? Do you think he's for real?

make money web on November 11, 2008:

You have a wicked sense of humour, Rhym. After that story I had to show you some love. Kudos.

Corey

Dan on November 07, 2008:

I'm not sure what they print in the skin mags (I only look at the pictures) but this was just a simple matter of getting pantsed while wearing bikini underwear, which for a guy, is more embarrassing than if I was wearing boxers.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on November 03, 2008:

Dan, I am really surprised you didn't start your comment with..."Hey, that's NOTHING! Let me tell you about...". I almost didn't approve this comment because I thought it was a fake and it sounds like the awful letters they print in skin mags, but then I realized that this IS a hub about embarassing moments. Well, Dan, you can now add another one to your repertoire.

Dan on October 26, 2008:

I had a more embarrasing underwear experience when I got my shorts torn off me at an outdoor rope course event that our work sponsored for a team building exercise. I am in my early 30s and keep in good shape and like to wear bikini underwear, which I was wearing at the time. They were light blue, nylon string bikinis and all my workmates saw me in them. The girls I work with were laughing up a storm, especially because they could see my package through them because they were form fitting and tight (there was no fly on them). Some of the girls even called them "panties," but I said they were men's underwear. Anyway, they never let me live it down, but I think some of them were turned on though. I just wasn't sure why they thought it was so funny because the underwear is meant to be sexy.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on October 14, 2008:

Seriously Mehdi? You are not a member so I couldn't look up your profile to see whether you are male or female, but this seems like a no brainer to me. Of course they were clean, freshly laundered in fact, which is why they must have been clinging to the clean sheets on the bed, but these were people we were trying very hard to impress. You know what, if you don't get it from the story, then there isn't much else I can do to change your mind. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Mehdi on October 14, 2008:

I cannot imagine why this narration is embarrassing ?

It might have been that the panties were not clean and

narrator has changed that part for politeness's sake.

Else it would have been over with "oh! I'm really sorry"

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on September 26, 2008:

Oh so can I, but I assure you that in this case that is exactly how it played out. Everything nice and sanitary....it's just hard for your mind NOT to go there. That's partly why it was so embarrassing.

Poppa Blues on September 26, 2008:

I can certainly imagine a number of more embarrassing scenarios for those panties getting there! Funny story though!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on September 01, 2008:

Thank you very much moonlake, I appreciate it.

moonlake from America on September 01, 2008:

Enjoyed your hub...funny

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on August 30, 2008:

Feel free to comment again and share one or two with me. I'm sure no one else will ever read it, and I promise ot to write a hub about it. *evil laugh*

ajcor from NSW. Australia on August 30, 2008:

funny hub - I have had some realy embarrassing moments - don't if I will be so brave - maybe. thanks

Veronica Bright from Nebraska on July 30, 2008:

I guess I am a fast reader. I had 6 kids and 6 step kids. If I wanted to read, it had to be quick!! Old habits die hard.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on July 30, 2008:

Wow Veronica, you are a fast reader. I can hardly keep up with your comments. Thanks for the input....I will have to make some time for it soon.

Veronica Bright from Nebraska on July 30, 2008:

Another Great Story. You should start a hub group called "most embarrassing moments"

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on July 02, 2008:

Thanks Summer, you just made my day!  It will take me a while to check out all of your hubs (62 so far), but they look facinating. I'm looking forward to it.

summer10 from my happy place :) on July 02, 2008:

You have such a great story-telling approach. Warm, real, funny.... sort of like talking to your girlfriend kinda way. :)

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on June 11, 2008:

That is too funny. Sometimes the best thing to do is own up to it and make it work for you, ya baby ya.

CherylTheWriter from Humble, Texas (the ultimate oxymoron) on May 31, 2008:

The "Oh, I believe those are yours" line happened to my husband once while he wore his kilt. We were standing around, ready to walk in the St. Paddy's Day parade, when someone pointed out what was dangling about his ankles. So he pulled them off and twirled red nylon (I'm not kidding) about his index finger through the better portion of downtown Houston.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on May 04, 2008:

People in other countries don't always have the same sense of tact that we think is normal here. They can be very straight forward and honest without the intention of offending or embarassing you at all. It can be refreshing, but I would have preferred to have had them shoved under the bed as well.

MasonsMom from U.S.A. on May 04, 2008:

This is great! I don't think I'd have had the guts to tell the hostess' about it. I'd probably just shove them under the bed & act like I didn't see them!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on April 25, 2008:

Thanks Job Nigeria.  I checked out your website and found it very interesting. I also noticed you mainly comment on business and work opportunity hubs, so I feel honored that you visited my story.

donnaleemason from North Dakota, USA on April 12, 2008:

It happens, it could have been much worse, great narrative.

Donna

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on April 12, 2008:

Thanks Solyelude, it's good to see you back again.

soyelude from Lagos - Nigeria on April 12, 2008:

I told you the last time that you are sure going to come up with an interesting part two...here we have it!!! Nice one Rhym...keep 'em comin'!!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on March 31, 2008:

Thanks!!

MommyMandy from The South on March 30, 2008:

Funny!!

MrMarmalade from Sydney on March 30, 2008:

Now I can laugh, I have never had the misfortune.

A script writer has raed you story( G-Mas) The bra was caught on the back of the Doctor's coat in Dr. Martin last night.)

Thanks I laughed.

Susan Keeping from Kitchener, Ontario on March 29, 2008:

That was funny :)

Blogger Mom from Northeast, US on March 29, 2008:

Very funny, Rhym. I'm really liking this series!

tjmum from Isle of Wight on March 29, 2008:

I used to work in a hotel and you'd be amazed at some of the things we used to find left in the bedrooms! Still, at least they were clean ones. Great hub, made me laugh.

glassvisage from Northern California on March 29, 2008:

I like how you broke up your humiliating event into titled parts :)

DJ Funktual from One Nation Under a Groove on March 29, 2008:

Not nearly as embarassing as Vol. 1 but again you create some greta tension through your narrative style. Kudos!

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on March 28, 2008:

I hadn't thought about that Hazok, but you are absolutely right. I guess it is just in the embarrassing category.

Hazok from Malaysia on March 28, 2008:

not so humiliating but still funny. It's humiliating if it's "dirty". LOL

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on March 28, 2008:

Now that is funny. Thanks for sharing.

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on March 28, 2008:

well listen to this one ladies....My friend was laying on the couch watching t.v....oh I might add on top of a load of clean clothes...non the less..and His wife asked him to go pick up her prescription for her...since she wasn't feeling that well....As a very dutiful sweet husband he said "sure sweetie" and left...He stood in Line at the Pharmacy and picked up her meds....Well some guy tapped him on the shoulder and asked him why he was wearing that bra on his back? Ha ha..No one else had bothered to say anything..would you have? obviousley it had stuck to his clothes after coming out of the dryer....G-Ma :o) hugs

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on March 28, 2008:

It definitely helped me define mine. Thanks so much Sally's Trove.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 28, 2008:

Oh Rhym, the guest lady's a girl too. She let you all off easy, because she was going back in her memory, wondering if she had left HER panties anywhere. That's why she so respectfully folded yours.

(Betcha all of us girls are going to re-examine the definition of "clean" after reading your hub.)

Can't wait for Chapter 3.

Rhym O'Reison (author) from Crowley, Tx on March 28, 2008:

Thats what I thought too, annemaeve, cause I don't know if I would have been as nice about it. I might have made us squirm more if I was her. But that is just me.

annemaeve from Philly Burbs on March 28, 2008:

Oh, yes! I've been waiting and hoping for a second installment, and I think it's a terrific sequel! Bless the nice guest lady for folding your underoos for you.

Laughter is indeed priceless, and so are the friends who inspire it!