October 24, 2007

My Five Minutes Of Fame

We’ve been entrepreneurs for 2 years in January and as anyone who’s stepped out of the ranks of employee to start their own business knows, it’s just a fancy name for “starving business owner who better believe there is a God cuz you’re gonna have to rely on him a lot!”

So when the opportunity came and Chris was invited to be a guest speaker at a retirement planning seminar we hopped at the chance for free publicity and pleaded with God for a few new clients since I really like to make sure my kids are fed, I’m kinda kooky like that.

I relished the opportunity to whip out my business clothes and heels from mothballs so I got all gussied up in my career woman attire and followed my husband into the seminar. We settled in, found our seats and were informed that not only would the seminar be live in front of a crowd, but the local TV station was going to be filming and it would be going out to the public.

Aha, more free publicity!

My husband was announced and up he went to do his thing. Can I just say he is an amazingly gifted teacher? I’ve heard him talk “financial planning” at home for the last 8 years and I’ve learned to plaster an interested look on my face, all the while my eyes are glazed and I’m making my grocery list. But I was absolutely enthralled at the amount of knowledge and wisdom this guy has in his head!

So as I sat enraptured by husband’s genius, I suddenly felt a breeze across my chest. And since I was sitting right in the front row and was on film as much as Chris was, I didn’t want to draw attention to myself by looking down at my boobs so I just slid my hand ever so slowly across my chest to get a braille reading of the sudden draft. And lo and behold, two buttons had popped right open and my bra and all that it was holding were available for the world to see.

And I do mean World, because lest we forget, the TV station was filming my little moment of exhibitionism.

I subtly reached the other hand up to close my blouse, pulled my coat tighter around my chest and tried mind over matter to get my red face to go back to its pale white self.

And I think I’m going to file it under the category of supportive wife duties, because I figure that my exposed bosoms just might be the thing that kept the next client from channel surfing right on by Chris’ brilliant financial wisdom.

See, it’s just a modern version of the Proverbs 31 wife.

18 comments:

chickadee said...

oh. hahahahaha. did your husband appreciate your selfless service?

penguinsandladybugs said...

Oh, too funny!!! I love how you worded it as though it were planned by God to keep someone from changing the channel....that's great!!!!! What is your business?

Gayle said...

Giiiiiiiiiirl...LOL! I have one thing to say; I know that God has a sense humor because of all the situations that you find yourself in. That is pretty funny!

Kathy in WA said...

Gayle, it's just really touching to see a wife step up to the plate and support her husband. What an inspiration, truly, for all of us. ;)

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nsremom said...

You're such a servant Gayle....way to serve the male public. :0

carrie said...

You are SUCH a thoughtful wife! You're my hero. Really.g

Cindy said...

That is hilarious. I'm giggling all over the place. :) I bet Chris didn't mind at all. I'm surprised he was still able to stay focused on the task at hand. Way to UPLIFT and SUPPORT your man.

Scott said...

Here's hoping a flurry of pervs needs themselves some financial planning.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Laughing... I thought Cindy's comment was hilarious. Behind every man is a well endowed woman!

Leanne said...

AW HAW HAW!!!!!

How stinkin' embarrassing, but funny! I'm sure you handled it with grace and aplomb.....

And I personally can vouch for your husband's teaching skiils.....I still remember eons and eons ago at Abundant Life when he gave a narrative on the crucifixion from a medical standpoint. Dave and I were impacted by that and how real he made it....we were just remembering that the other day....I wonder if Chris remembers it??

I do hope you guys gained some new clients through the whole thing, and that it was worth it to appear on TV with everything you own out there for all to see.......can I say, Glad it wasn't me??????

Love Ya!

Leanne

Rachelle said...

I think it's so great that you can find humour in every situation! Do you get to see the TV broadcast?

Rhen (yestheyareallmine) said...

WTG for the publicity! As far as the peep show..........LOLOLOLOLOL! Well done keeping your wits about you to keep from being obvious. :)

EE said...

Some people will do ANYTHING for money!

kari said...

That is so funny! Way to take one for the team;o)

Mary Grace said...

That is too funny. Better you than me! :-)

Sonya said...

Hee haw! I would have passed out on the spot! Hopefully you'll get some new clients! LOL!

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

That is HI.larious. At least you didn't make a boob out of yourself.

sorry. couldn't resist.

Household Executive said...

this is hilarious! love the connection to Proverbs 31 woman. :) my husband is in financial planning as well. does yours work through a company at all or strictly on his own?

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