Have you ever done something horrible and embarrassing? Publicly, so that everyone could see you and there was no way for you to hide it, and you just have to run away and hope no one recognizes you?
Like be in such a hurry to get where you're going that you rush past a blind person, kicking her walking stick across the room while everyone gasps in horror and she freezes in shock and confusion?
I have. Not my finest moment.