I think I've told this before, but here goes -
there are times when you can curl up in a ball with embarrassment or brave it proudly & with humour.
1] I went to The Price is Right, the security man took me in the itv wheelchair to a level way in, the stage was set and it was minutes to film time.
we came to a sliding door, just passed a "star prize" a caravan.
Suddenly, the door slid back - and I was on the studio floor!!! cameras ready, Joe Pasqually ready!
What did I do? cringe? cry? No I waved to the audience and bowed - they CHEERED! and I got a round of applause from everyone! I did my regal wave and was seated - and no, they never picked me, but Joe kissed me during the interval.
2] I have a lovely friend who is a scouser, she has a high voice at times.
I was on the asda scooter at the very busy checkout, "Hiya San. what're you on that scooter for?"
people look, what to do?
so,in a voice like hers, I reply
"because I don't fit in a trolley!"
you could hear the laughter several lanes each side - uplifting.