An unknown change led to embarrassment


Illustration by Jacob Bledsoe

Dioneth Salas

Going back to a job she was going to leave, but decided to stay at caused a distressing event for Junior Madison Young. Expecting the job to be the same as it was before and assuming nothing changed was a normal reaction for Young but she wished she had asked about any changes at work.

The prices at the bowling alley changed while she wasn’t there and on her first day back at work a lady that had recently become a regular, yelled at her because she didn’t receive her usual special discount. She felt that it was unfortunate that she was the target of the lady’s anger that day. Young’s co-worker helped her sort out the problem.

She experienced what it was like to be embarrassed in front of a crowd of people at work. Although she says she doesn’t get too embarrassed at school, she says that at work, it’s more serious and unavoidable if something happens.

“I don’t really get embarrassed here (at school), just because there are so many people here that someone will eventually do something more embarrassing than what I originally did,” Young said. “But at work it’s like they can individually point you out because there’s not like 500 other people at work like there are here.”

She was embarrassed to be proven wrong especially in front of a lot of people because it isn’t a good feeling.

“We all laughed about it in the end because one of our newer employees did the same thing to a league bowler and league bowlers are a really big deal around the bowling alley,” Young said. “So we all just laughed about it in the end so it wasn’t as horribly embarrassing to the other employees, it was just an “uh oh” that I made.”