My Most Embarrassing Moment

8:12:00 PM


If you know me, you know that I don't get embarrassed easily (if ever). As soon as this experience happened to me, I knew it would be that story that I could tell people when you have to go around in a circle and introduce yourself and say the most embarrassing thing that you've ever done.
I only went to EFY once. I was 17 years old, and I flew out to Utah so that I could see BYU campus (and to feel the holy spirit (and meet cute Mormon boys)). Again, if you know me, you know that I am pretty good at remembering names. Not necessarily in a "I met you once and you said your name briefly" sorta way, but I am weirdly skilled in the "we all went around and said our names in a group and I got them down immediately" way (don't ask me the science behind why I can remember a group of names but probably not an individual name).
On the first day of EFY, I was overwhelmed with the amount of cute boys in my group (because hello, there was like one cute Mormon guy in my hometown)). I quickly learned all of the names — not just the boys', if that's what you're thinking. I was bragging about it to my counselor, and she challenged me to go around the circle as she randomly pointed at members of our group and had me name who that was.
I was doing great, people. I was seriously acing them all. It was rapid-fire. She would point and I immediately shouted the correct name. But then...
We came to Landen. Poor guy. My counselor pointed to Landen, and with complete and utter confidence, I yelled out "LEBANON!" Like there was literally no hesitation. I was so sure in my mind that his name was Lebanon and then it came out and everyone (especially me) was like ????????????.
I blame this on the fact that I was basically in a foreign country and there were lots of cute boys and I was an awkward 17 year old (and now I'm an awkward 22 year old, so not much has changed). Needless to say, Landen was known as Lebanon for the rest of the week, and we all had a good laugh about it (and I'm honestly still laughing to this day). So now you know the most embarrassing thing that I've ever done, and I'm publishing it here for the world to read. Sorry again, Landen.

Yours truly,
McKay

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