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Naked swimmer’s shame (Rousse)

TPR was about to bring even more shame upon us. After our long swim downstream, he hauled himself out of the river in the middle of a densely populated American city, peeled off his wetsuit, and declared that it was … Continue reading

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Red fleece pyjama shame (Rousse)

When I saw BB come round the corner into reception with a bunch of computer industry experts I knew that I had to sharpen up my act. Lounging around campus reception in my red fleece pyjamas until mid-morning was an … Continue reading

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Gym gatecrashers (Rousse)

The personal trainers had removed most of the artefacts that I had brought in to customise my corner of the gym. Now piled up higgledy-piggledy against the wall were the certificates and newspaper cuttings from my 10k races, the stereo … Continue reading

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Mexican petticoats (Rousse)

We’d had a great time in Mexico, but now we had to leave. I was somewhat embarrassed and ashamed, however, that I was the only woman not boarding the plane in a petticoat. I looked on in envy at the … Continue reading

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Learning about Italians in Edinburgh (Rousse)

I was ashamed that I hadn’t finished reading the book that I had selected for our monthly meeting. However, and to my surprise, EH had not only reached the final page, but also enjoyed the story. She urged me to … Continue reading

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The shame of the husband who shames his wife in public (Rousse)

TPR had fallen into the habit of shaming me in public. For example, he made lewd remarks about his choice of life-partner to our widowed bed and breakfast host. Then I caught him laying bets on the outcome of Wimbledon … Continue reading

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Last minute ski holiday shame (Rousse)

How could I hit the slopes in DayGlo green and purple ski-wear? This was all TPR’s fault. I should never have allowed him to pack our cases for our last minute ski holiday.

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An embarrassing moment in the National Library of Scotland and a tram death (Rousse)

I could have died of shame when a video posted to my Facebook page sprang to life at full volume breaking the solemn silence of the main reading room in the National Library of Scotland. I had no choice but … Continue reading

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Going forward – in shame (Rousse)

I publicly mocked my friend and colleague X in a meeting for uttering the redundant phrase ‘Going forward’. I later apologised for doing so. I hung my head in shame.

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Dangerous deletion of Facebook friends (Rousse)

I finally got to the bottom of why XYZ had defriended us all. She had taken offence when a present that she had sent to one of the others was returned to her without explanation. XYZ had no idea that … Continue reading

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