Made a fool of myself & ruined my bbag!

  1. Ladies, I know you'll feel my pain. I finally made it to North Carolina last night & today I sat in on a class at the graduate department I'm joining in the Fall.

    I had my gray box with me, and I stopped off quickly to buy a cup of sweet tea because I love it. An extra-long cup. Well, when I got to class (where I know no one and wanted to make a good impression), I didn't realize that the desks had flip-up tables, so I jostled it accidentally spilling the extra large cup of tea all over myself, the floor, two students and my bbag!:push:

    Not only did I make a grade-A a$$ out of myself in front of people I wanted to impress, my bbag is covered in sticky sweet tea droplets. I don't think there's anyway to clean it.

    Ugh, what a day.

    I'm soooo upset!:crybaby:
  2. Ohhh... you poor thing. Did you get the tea on the inside of the bag too or the outside? If it's just the surface, try wiping it down with a wet cloth. I really feel for you. *hugs*
  3. Ohh no!! I am so sorry to hear that! The only thing I can say is that time will make people forget, get your clothers and bag cleaned by a professional cleaner and try to take it with humor- maybe even mention it with a smile and giggle next time you are in class. I feel that if you are really open and funny about it people will have less to make fun of behind your back and will be impressed by your confidence. :yes:
  4. oh nooooooooooooooo, i'm so sorry jillybean :sad:...i wouldn't worry about what the other people think & agree that time & humor will fix that :girlsigh:...wait until your bag has completely dried & then use a damp cloth or some apple conditioner to get the stickiness DH spilled sode on my black first & that's what i did...but if there are still spots on it tomorrow, i'm not sure what to do about that :shrugs:
  5. You will be surprised about how quickly people forget... and how someone else will do something embarrassing next week!

    As for your bag, try a damp cloth. If that doesnt do anything, perhaps try some proffessional cleaning product...

    Hope it all works out

  6. I think that the incident will become something that you can laugh about in time. When I reminisce about my grad school days, it is usually about the goofy stuff we did!

    As for the bag, I am truly worry. I don't have any special tips, but I hope you can get it cleaned.
  7. Thanks for the kind words, ladies. I'm feeling like such a dope, but you've made me feel better. I'm going to try a damp cloth on the sticky spots, and hope that helps a little.
  8. Oh dear!

    I don't know how to clean Bbags either, but I hope you'll manage to save your Grey Box!!
  9. i don't know what to say about cleaning your bag - though it looks like you've been given great suggestions - but as for me, i find it endearing when someone does something goofy like spilling tea on themselves during a first encounter. i sympathize with them, and it's fodder for conversation for weeks :smile:
  10. OMG I feel your pain...hope your B-bag is now OK?
  11. I don't have any suggestions for cleaning the bag, but I'm sorry to hear this happened to you! :sad: Good luck with cleaning the bag!! :yes:
  12. I think the appleguard conditioner will help clean it. I hope that works.

    Well, on the bright side - people will remember you in that class. It could be a good thing -hopefully
  13. oh NOOOO..... i'm sorry to hear that :crybaby:
    i have no words to say about how to deal with the tea, but i hope you can fixed ur bag soon dear :crybaby:
  14. Oh man, tha sucks!! Don't worry about the people in the class, stuff like that happens to everyone.
    I wish I could tell you how to clean it but I'm clueless.