FAQ #2

Another frequently asked question: What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
I’m sure I can think of several. Weird things have been known to happen to me. When my first book came out, my husband’s office gave me a booksigning. I was excited and in a hurry that day and didn’t eat a thing. During the booksigning, I sat next to a big bowl of chocolates. So I ate one. Really, just one! It was actually one of those mini ones. After the signing, I went to Barnes and Noble and was going to buy three copies of my first book for my mother. Really! She wanted more than one, of course. I started to feel ill as I headed toward the checkout line. Suddenly when I reached the counter, I passed out, hitting my chin on the counter on the way to the floor. I remember hearing somebody yelling behind me, “Call an ambulance!” Someone else yelled, “Is she epileptic?” Epileptic? I don’t think I had any convulsions. Anyway, I felt like I was climbing up out of a dark well. I did not want an ambulance to be called. I was not epileptic! I just wanted to buy some copies of my book! Finally, wobbly, I stood. I was so embarrassed, I wanted to crawl out of the store and the checkout girl said, “Are you sure you wanted three of these?” Yeah, uh-huh. I prayed she wouldn’t notice my name on my credit card. Could that be an American Express commercial some day?

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