Sunday, October 4, 2009

Family weekend presentation

This weekend I gave a presentation to students' parents for parents' weekend at the college.  I wasn't too concerned.  I had gone over the speech in my head a couple times, studied up on information so I could field any questions thrown at me and printed out notes in case I forgot something.  I grabbed a cup of coffee at a mingling event that was occuring before my session and ran up to my office to check my mail.  I set the coffee down on the keyboard tray of my desk and went about my business.  What I hadn't anticipated doing was spilling the entire cup of coffee on my chair, floor, and pants about 20 minutes before I had to speak!  I got up to get ready to go and absent-mindedly shoved the keyboard tray back in, effectively flipping the cup onto my lap and floor.  I panicked and grabbed handfuls of paper towels to mop up the puddles and try to dry my pants.  In the end, it didn't look so bad; but I was still careful to try to stand directly behind the podium lest some observant parent notice :)

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

Oh you poor thing! I hope the speech went really well and the parents didn't notice your coffee stained pants!

Liz said...

i'm so sorry but it sounds like you handled it great!! thank goodness for the podium!

jennie said...

i was impressed at how clean your pants looked! i would never have noticed!

dcnewlyweds said...

Oh Katie, that's awful! I'm glad there was a podium for you to stand behind!

PS: Love you post about the dollar stores. That's about as bad as Ballston's fake mall...hahaha!

Maggie said...

oh no! this post sounds like a scene from a sitcom! sounds like you did great and i'm glad the presentation part went well :)