I'm gonna be really honest here.
It takes a whole, whole lot to embarrass me.
Shocking, right? I know.
But today? I was more humiliated than that time when my children were in Kindergarten and I was trying to walk them across the crosswalk to get into school and someone yelled at me, "Move your ass you fat cow!" and the crossing guard, WHO WAS TOTALLY A FEMALE OR A REALLY UGLY MAN IN DRAG, snickered.
And that was really bad.
But today, I had a meeting with the women who I was speaking to when I referred to myself as a Stupidy McStupidpants, and she told me that someone I work with came to her and tried to talk to her about the very same issue that she and I were discussing while on the phone that day. She told him she had already spoken to me and he told her he had no idea who I was.
THE MAN SITS TWO DOORS AWAY FROM ME. I AM NOT KIDDING.
Moreover, my project has shown itself to have a marked lack of communication, but really, this is going to a new low. He went behind my back in order to usurp my boss.
I was extremely apologetic and gave her a short (and extremely abreviated) background on the project's considerable issues. She told me it was no problem, but she only wanted to work with me, and she didn't feel comfortable being put in the middle. She also told me she felt very confident in my abilities, which made me feel slightly better.
Still. My face was burning in shame. SHAME BY ASSOCIATION.