*For sheer re-enactment purposes only for all those who have ever dealt with such embarrassing situations or simply to avoid making the same mistakes for those who have not. This is not an indication of this person’s intelligence level. I repeat, NOT an indication of intelligence level. Read and learn, everyone. Read and learn.*
Step 1: Walk up to museum door.
Step 2: Think to oneself: “Hmm, door looks dark, cardboard signages are not brought out and are all still behind the doors.”
Step 3: Check the opening hours online. Scratch head and wonder why the museum is closed when it’s supposed to be opened.
Step 4: Call the tourist hotline to confirm that the museum is supposed to be open.
Step 5: Officer confirms the opening hours and being the helpful staff that they are, attempt to call the museum to check.
Step 6: Listen to the staff tell you that “Oh! It is INDEED open, you just need to push the door open!”
Step 7: Look for a hole to climb into as the museum staff personally opens the door to tell you it’s open.
Step 8: Pay the entrance fees, make small talk and attempt to contain your embarrassment.
Step 9: Run away from the staff as fast as possible. Listen to them laughing at you while you run away.
Step 10: Remember to “TRY TO OPEN THE FREAKING DOOR NEXT TIME BEFORE CALLING FOR HELP” for future use to avoid future embarrassing stories.
*Names are not mentioned to protect the sensibility of people involved. Museum’s name has also not been included to prevent any recognition.*
In defense, please let it be known that there were TWO doors. You had to get through the outside door before getting to the inside door. Thus, area in between looked dark and had no life. AND! They were tinted doors!! (I think…)
Have you encountered any embarrassing moments while travelling? Please do share! 🙂