There have been three occasions where I have accidentally worn my shirt inside-out to language school, and of those times, twice my shirt was inside-out and back-to-front. Trust me, it wasn’t intentional, and it was low-key mortifying when I’d find out at school. It usually resulted in me running to the bathroom and quickly rectifying the situation.
I’m not stupid though! I swear anyone would wear their shirts inside-out as often as I do if they had my shirts. They’re very… versatile, and can be mistakenly worn a variety of different ways because their patterns are printed on all sides, xD.
Anyway, I unfortunately had one of these fashion disasters on my first day of the new term. Lots of new students had enrolled and I wanted to make a good first impression, as you do. But… that turned out to be quite a mission for multiple reasons, xD.
I left for school early that day after I put in some extra effort and tried beautified my face with some new makeup I bought. Usually I just left it bare.
The trouble ahead was foreshadowed in the train station bathroom. I wanted to quickly check my appearance and was met with a very pasty white face! My home’s bathroom lighting, as it apparently seemed, hadn’t done my too pale BB cream justice. But, maybe it could pass as me pulling off a more Asian (make-face-more-pale vs. tan) makeup look???
On my way to school, I started to progressively realise how ridiculous I looked through the various mirror/window checks I made in the train station. I do not pull off the Asian look, xD.
I tried to discreetly wash, my face of some of the BB cream with toilet paper and water-bottle water, in my school’s bathroom. All it did was take the BB cream off the red spots it actually needed to be on!
I can’t face the first day of school with a face like this!
With only 30 minutes to fix the situation, I wasn’t able to quickly go back home, like I briefly contemplated doing (haha), instead, I went on a makeup hunt.
I found my lifesavers in a convenience store 10 minutes from school. I forked out $25 for the powder and backup BB cream I bought… I spent $25 on crappy makeup I already had at home! *repetitive facepalm*.
Why is making a good first impression so hard?
But I still had to correct my blotchy face, so I hurried to school. And 5 mins before I had a scheduled meeting, I was frantically doing my face in the cubicle again. I had my phone on selfie mode resting on the back shelf and was straddling the toilet seat, very thankful that I had a makeup brush with me. The results weren’t perfect, but unlike my Asian makeup face look, it was actually passable. #dodgedabullet
Other than that, the rest of my first day went well, 😊. No more disasters… or so I thought.
It was towards the end of the lesson and we just started to learn some new grammar. It was describing objects like: “This pencil case was given to me by a friend”. The class was then tasked to practice the grammar form with a partner, and after going back and forth describing our bracelets and notebooks like this, I said: This shirt was bought by my mum. She looks at my shirt a surprised, bringing my outside tag-dag to my attention.
Oh my god, you have got to be kidding me.
I wore my shirt inside-out and back-to-front the entire day on top of the disaster that was my face! Just… WHY!?
We laughed, me laughing rather more I-hate-my-life-ey. She joked that it must be Australian fashion to wear clothes inside-out. I was like, yes, that’s it! I could use that as the excuse, if anyone else brings it up, and I would be all dead-pan about it! The Asian students would so believe me, mwahahahahaha.
Thankfully no one else noticed, or… verbally noticed. I quickly fixed it up in the toilets (my new BFF) after class. But, still, talk about a failed attempt at a smooth first impression!
I told my friend I was meeting up with that day my day’s story. He called me a “messy bitch”, LOL. A description, that I think, very much described me my first day of the new term.
Until next time,