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Most Embarrassing Moment

Author Leo F. Buscaglia, on the moment he’d most like to forget:

“When speaking in public I perspire profusely, and thus always carry a few neatly pressed white handkerchiefs. Once, before a large audience, I had already used two handkerchiefs. I reached for number three and proceeded to wipe my forehead—only to find to my horror that I was using a pair of pressed white briefs, underwear that had inadvertently been piled among the handkerchiefs. With as much poise as I could muster, I completed the dabbing and quickly returned the underwear to my pocket. I often wonder how many viewers in the national audience shared the ‘brief’ embarrassment.

Robert Morley, Pardon Me, But You’re Eating My Doily!