5 Comebacks for Embarrassing Moments
Never know how to react when you find your face turning red? Etiquette expert Jodi R. R. Smith, the founder of Mannersmith, an etiquette consulting firm in Boston, offers straightforward advice for saving face and moving on—fast.
If You Call an Acquaintance by the Wrong Name…
Apologize and compliment the person: “Jasmine, that’s a beautiful name.” Or provide an explanation as to why you called her the wrong name and use a positive association. For example, say, “One of my best friends is Yasmine, and that’s why that name always comes to mind when I see you.”
Everyone agrees embarrassment can be excruciating. But is the emotion all bad? Discover its surprising upside—and learn how to get over it more easily—with this expert advice for kids and adults.