Friday, September 10, 2010
I Am Always Embarrassing Myself...
Tonight, I embarrassed myself royally.....It was actually something I wish I could reverse, but alas, I can't.
When leaving TKD class, I bade TaeKwon to a visiting 4th Dan Black Belt. I welcomed him to our school and just as deliberately as if I had known him all my life, addressed him by the wrong name. In my mind I "thought" he was called Mr. ____. But, I did doubt my memory. If I had given myself a few seconds to reflect on my words, I would have never addressed him by name. I would have just called him Sir, which is proper etiquette for demonstrating respect for a higher rank in TKD. But, I opened my mouth and out came Mr. ______. It didn't help that there were several black belts and other high ranking TKD students standing around.