What a shame on me today

Shame on me
@cacay1 (32537)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
October 4, 2016 8:42am CST
I felt so embarrassed this day. I was scheduled to renew my passport this day, October 4 at 1:00-2:00 in the afternoon. I applied for the renewal of my passport on line on Sunday October 2. That date is available, and I was told to be in the DFA office 30 minutes before the schedule . I was so restless while in school. My class started from 7:30 and ended 12 noon.What I did I dismiss them at 11:30, eat my lunch and proceed to DFA located at Atrium Ayala Mall, 3rd floor. It was done earlier. There were numerous applicants, but I was the first to be called for my appointment is 1:00 ; they look at me so curiously why overtake them I have done all transactions for a renewal of passport at 1:30.. Then I left the counter to go to the exit. The office is walled with crystal glass, seems void.When I reached the thought to be exit door, a man stood up and I thought he wanted to enter,but I noticed he remained standing. My friends here, Oh, sorry to myself, I thought that was the door I walked straightly and bumped myself on the glass, What a shame that I wanted to run . Shame, shame on me. I never told anyone my shame, only you all here. Image by Pixabay
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21 responses
@louievill (18104)
• Philippines
4 Oct 16
Those glass doors and partitions should have stickers that give instuctions or indicate that it's glass, this would prevent accidents.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@louievill, That is a very strong suggestion. DFA keeps on transferring their office. This time at Atrium Ayala Mall in the 3rd floor. I was lost, you know Ayala is so big mall. I keep on riding the escalator and keep asking on guards until I found the place. I told the guard on duty to label the glass in sharp red PASS THIS WAY with big arrow. I never told me that accident, I was so ashamed of myself.So disgusting episode,lol.
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@louievill (18104)
• Philippines
5 Oct 16
@cacay1 no need to be ashamed, it's the contractor's or the landowmers responsibility to to keep there premises safe, putting stickers or paint or any sign should be sop, such accidents are not uncommon.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@louievill , sus why can't they realize? They are brainless employees .
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• Preston, England
4 Oct 16
I did that in a restaurant in Spain in 1978 and knocked myself unconscious - the waiters who had closed the french window I had walked through just before then gave me a free meal - I was unhurt
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@arthurchappell , Haa? My goodness, that was so terrible for you fell down and unconscious. Maybe you ran fast toward the area.Oh, I am thankful you were not hurt.Maybe you were too young that time.
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• Preston, England
5 Oct 16
@cacay1 I was 17 then
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Oct 16
@arthurchappell ,Oh, that age is unpredictable and erratic!
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
4 Oct 16
it happened to me in the past too. You're not alone.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@MGjhaud , Really Joy? What particular place? In a mall?
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
i honestly forgot, it was a very long time ago but im so sure that ive experienced this.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Oct 16
@MGjhaud , oh maybe you were in elementary level that time.
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@Corbin5 (99707)
• United States
4 Oct 16
I have done that before, and have seen others do it too. No reason to be ashamed since humans always do things like that.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@Corbin5, Thank you friend, gradually ,that will be forgotten. I must avoid myself thinking abut it. I really feel ashamed until this day.
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• New Delhi, India
4 Oct 16
I think this has happened with many of us attimes.. Don't be ashamed You are not alone
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@amitkokiladitya , Thanks friend, actually, I cannot describe my feeling that time. I was hurt with that bump, plus my forehead has blackish in color, the aftermath of the bump.
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@sunrisefan (17115)
• Philippines
5 Oct 16
I thought you have to come back in February next year for the renewal of your passport. Is there any new development on that? Are you allowed to renew your passport now earlier than February? My younger daughter has arrived home from NZ. The older one will arrive 2 weeks later.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@sunrisefan , I was told by my niece who is in London that if travel overseas, the passport renewal must be done 6 months before the expiry, and my passport will expired mach 17, and I was told to submit/ forward my passport in January for they are going to transfer the remaining months visa onto the new passport.We are going to renew my work visa application when I am already there in Auckland. I am so happy for you having your children back home. My warm regards to all of you!!
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@sunrisefan (17115)
• Philippines
5 Oct 16
@cacay1 Thanks Ms. Erly and I'm happy too that you've finally solved your problem regarding your passport's expiry and you don't have to be spending money to come home in February just to renew your passport. Have a safe trip to NZ later this month!
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Oct 16
@sunrisefan , I hope the NZ immig can transfer my visa there in NZ office.
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@akalinus (14613)
• United States
4 Oct 16
We will keep your secret. Glass walls and doors can be dangerous. They should have stickers and the door should be labeled.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@akalinus, heheheeh please spread that secret, By the way, your idea is very good. I realized after that, no stickers found, only glass.Too bad and disgusting.
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@akalinus (14613)
• United States
5 Oct 16
@cacay1 There are many stickers suitable for glass walls and doors. There are butterflies, birds, nature scenes, anything to show you that you should not keep walking toward it.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Oct 16
@akalinus , I hope the Department Of Foreign Affairs can have that idea from you to avoid other victims of banging hehehe.
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@sugartoes (39180)
• Greencastle, Indiana
4 Oct 16
don't feel bad we all do something that shames us in life that is untold it's just the way we are so don't be a shame of your self
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@sugartoes, You're so great friend, from now on, I will encourage myself to forget abut it.
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@sugartoes (39180)
• Greencastle, Indiana
6 Oct 16
@cacay1 your not alone.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Oct 16
@sugartoes Thanks friend.
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@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
5 Oct 16
It's a common occurrence for me, running into walls, doors, and stuff.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@polyxena , Thanks for inspiring me.
@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
5 Oct 16
@cacay1 No problem.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Oct 16
@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Oct 16
I'm sure most of us have done this. They shouldn't have their glass doors so clean. It wouldn't happen in my house. :)
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@JudyEv The entire office of the Department of Foreign Affairs ( DFA) is very clean. Who to blame of my shame is myself. I might have lost my focus that time, so disgusting.
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@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Oct 16
@cacay1 Is this a culture thing? I think Australians might be embarrassed but not ashamed. You can hardly be blamed for making such a mistake.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@JudyEv , Agree, I can also blame myself. I might be in the too excitement mood when my passport renewal was done in 30 minutes.
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@teenspirit (1594)
• Israel
5 Oct 16
Thats not embarrasing,,,its humanly
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@teenspirit , Oh, thank you friend for consoling me.
@thelme55 (13966)
• Germany
5 Oct 16
LOL! It happened to me too when I was window shopping in the mall. I hit the glass window of the jewelry store. I still laughed loud although it was painful.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@thelme55 , Really? OMG hehehe, me too actually laughed though hurt, but ran out and passed the other door, so painful hitting of my forehead hehehe.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
4 Oct 16
No, don't feel ashamed about it; it is their fault, they should put a sign or marking on the glass wall so people won't bump into it.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@acelawrites , There should be somebody to recommend that effective suggestion to avoid another accidents which I believed there were some already having experience as mine, too disgusting.
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@marlina (71210)
• Canada
4 Oct 16
Nothing to be ashamed of!
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@marlina , The feeling is bad if felt ashamed to our self, so disgusting feeling.
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@swetashi (38)
• Patna, India
4 Oct 16
Well don't be ashamed of this. It just happens and later when sometimes you remember it feel free to laugh at yourself ..then you won't ever feel ashamed of this .
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@swetashi , hehehe yes, you are right, there are times when I am alone in my room, that I laughed for that shame.
@BelleStarr (36949)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Oct 16
As long as you didn't get hurt that is all that matters it is something most of us have done at one time or another.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@BelleStarr , My forehead is so painful and turned blackish in color this day. I appeared this way after 24 hours, so bad for me.Thanks friend.
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@SIMPLYD (78091)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
I can just imagine you . I actually would almost have done that at the mall . Good thing just as i was really so near , i realized it's a glass.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD ,, it was the person I thought would enter , so I also made an exit which is wrong, LOL. I felt so ashamed to myself, but still I laughed only me heard my laughter.
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@SIMPLYD (78091)
• Philippines
8 Oct 16
@cacay1 . I would laugh out loud if i were you .
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD , I laughed and went straight to the exit, so disgusting.
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@PurnaSharma (2002)
• India
7 Oct 16
O dear don't feel shame..next time pass by it as a super woman.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Oct 16
@PurnaSharma , I better had broken the glass with my head so they will pay me hahaahaha
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• India
7 Oct 16
@cacay1 that was to be good ha ha ha
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Oct 16
@PurnaSharma And all attention on me and all give passport in one hour,lol.
• United States
5 Oct 16
bless yer heart 't least 't sounds like only yer ego t'was injured 'n i'm thankful fer that :)
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx , Thanks friend, until now, I hate to imagine that shameful experience.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
@cacay1 yer welcome 'n big hugs!!
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Oct 16
@crazyhorseladycx , l am sending there too my hug.
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@hereandthere (28853)
• Philippines
4 Oct 16
i bet there were other applicants before you and there will be others after you who will make the same mistake while they're there so maybe they should start putting signs and stickers to warn and guide applicants where to go and not to go.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Oct 16
@hereandthere , That is also what I am thinking about, there might be many who experience the same as mine.Your idea is so strong to put stickers to warn the applicants. My goodness I could still hear the sound of myself, my forehead bumped painfully. My forehead has black spot this time. It only appeared clearly this morning here.My students wondered why?
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• Philippines
6 Oct 16
@cacay1 you should have put an ice pack on it when you got home. then cover it with concealer or bb cream before leaving the house. so what did you tell your students when they asked about that bruise on your forehead?
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Oct 16
@hereandthere hehehe too late, I just hot com the bluish part.