We’ve all said something we regret but it’s not just the “oh I shouldn’t have said that” kind of verbal screw-ups but the “oh man I didn’t even MEAN to say that” type of verbal diarrhea.
This professor had a “oh shit” moment in front of a classroom full of students when he accidentally complimented her tits instead of her shoes. Here’s the story:
First of all, I just want to say I’m really not proud of this, but nevertheless, it’s something that happened, and before I die, I’m going to have to come to terms with it.
I’m a philosophy lecturer at my local university, and I have a fairly big first year class of a couple hundred students.
I was handing out marked essays today, and often myself and one of the class tutors will hand them out to students individually. They’ll line up and down the isles of the lecture theatre, and one by one, take their papers.
Often there’s a little bit of banter involved when you hand over the papers, usually to the effect of “well done” or “Good day” or other such meaningless comments. But sometimes you find yourself bored of the rhythm of it all and throw in an observation or two.
A girl came up to me to collect her essay and she was wearing some quite impressive and noticeable knee-high yellow boots that were an incredible contrast to her bizarrely chosen red pants. It was something anyone would’ve noticed.
So, the moment I handed her the paper, I smiled at her and went to say “Nice boots”, with a bit of a wry smile.
Instead, what came out was “Nice boobs”.
This was most embarrassing for both of us. She looked mortified and everyone around us was laughing.
Fortunately, I explained to her the mix-up and she absolutely believed me, and was actually very nice about it.
Just as she turned to walk away, I said “In all seriousness, though, you do have some very nice tits.”
I’m on forced leave now.
It was obviously a mistake on his part and it was a classy move for her not to get mad but I hope she used it agains him for a better final grade. And I’m not sure if the last part is a joke but I hope it’s not and I hope he really complimented her tits because it’s a great comeback. I also hope they got to bang before he got dismissed.