This is NOT a Chinese Puzzle Box. Truly Awkward Moment – What’s Yours?
This is NOT a Chinese puzzle box. What is a Chinese puzzle box? I had several as a kid and loved them. You can watch one being opened here. This box is my best friends beloved dead dog Stella. And that’s where the awkwardness began.
At a Christmas party, I was admiring some of Wayne and Scott’s (my girlfriends) decorations. There was a lot going on in the room – thank God – and no one saw me pick up the box and ask, “Hey! Is this a Chinese puzzle box?” I tried and tried to open it. I was pushing on the wood, and thinking…”Ooooo, this is a tough one!”
That’s when I turned the box upside down and saw Stella’s name and realized it was her ashes! I immediately put the box down and looked around to see if anyone saw me. I was mortified. Has anyone else had an awkward moment that can beat that?