I’m talking in particular about that special event that occurs when you’re on your own, no witnesses, but still feel embarrassed. I’m sure there’s a word for it, but it’s slipped away, like so many words do.
Anyway, I’d bought some nice new wine glasses from J Lewis and parked the unopened box in the kitchen. Much later that day, I put my half full glass down somewhere to answer the phone, and after the call was over I went to look for the glass, eventually wandering into the dark kitchen.
You can guess the rest.