OK, this was inspired by the "Unexplained Events" thread. I am looking for embarrassing and/or funny things that have happened to you when nobody else was around to witness it. This is what happened to me: One dark and stormy night (really, it was!) I was out in my rain gear clearing ditches to keep the water flowing properly, one ditch had plugged up a couple of times in this storm so I was digging a deep channel that could not plug up as easily. I jammed my shovel in the ground and out of the corner of my eye I see something move over about 5 feet to my side. I look intently at the spot for a few seconds but nothing moved, so I go back to my ditch and set my foot on the shovel, again I see something move off to the side. Stop and look to see what it is and again nothing moves. Enough of this, I stomp the shovel into the mud and the ground next to me explodes up and towards me like a rattlesnake striking, showering me with mud and leaves. Damned near scared the crap out of me. Seems there was a stick buried in the mud that I was poking with the shovel which rotated the end and that was what I was seeing to the side, when I jammed the shovel into it, the whole stick popped up out of the ground. For just one millisecond, I think I actually thought it was a rattlesnake. never mind that it was cold, dark and wet out that night. I have told many people this story, but I think it was funniest to me.