I did the stupidest thing ever this morning.
I woke up and went to hot yoga. (No, wait, this is actually not the stupid part.)
Next to me was one of the employees of the yoga studio. As you all know, I volunteer there. As you may or may not know, I still feel like a socially awkward penguin there and am convinced a few of them hate me even though that's probably not true. She's one of those people though--never smiles, never talks to me, and keeps it as short as possible if she has to.
I remembered during my last shift, a yoga teacher and I were looking through her Facebook pictures and she showed me one of a cute pregnant lady doing paddleboard yoga and said the name of this employee. I latched on to a reason to speak to her next time and was excited that the opportunity presented itself.
After an unbelievably intense session of hot yoga, where our sweat literally rained down upon the floor and we were all soaking sweat and shaking but feeling proud and euphoric, I turned to her and said, "You are an inspiration!"
She smiled but looked confused.
"Doing this pregnant!"
And she said, "I am not pregnant," as her face, and my heart, fell.
I went on to assure her that she didn't look pregnant (although maybe a little) and explained what led me to say that. Her face softened and she assured me that there were many people with her name, but I clearly ruined the day for both of us and went ahead and gave her a reason to hate me.
So now I have to quit yoga, right?