I think I managed to hit the peak of my professional Pilates career during my Zoom class for my friends this week. We were in the middle of doing the side plank and I had my phone in front of me as I was timing our efforts (impossible to hold that pose for any length of time I find, even when resting on the elbow rather than the hand! And yes, I also know my feet weren’t positioned correctly, but I had slippery socks!).
My daughter knew I was doing my class, so when a call came through from her, I was a bit concerned as she’d just driven off in the car to the supermarket. However, I declined the call owing to the fact that I was busy and maybe she’d just forgotten. When she immediately called again I was really worried that she’d had an accident, so had to apologise to all my friends in advance:-
“I’m so sorry, my daughter has called twice, I need to pick up in case it’s an emergency. If you can all come out of the side plank and do a side stretch, I’ll quickly check she’s OK.”
“Hi. Everything OK?” I asked her as I put the phone to my ear.
“Hi Mum, I’m just in the wine aisle and wondered if you want any Oyster Bay? It’s on sale for £9.99.”
“I’m in the middle of my class! I can’t really talk? But yes OK, go ahead.” I told her as quietly as possible.
“Oh shit, I’m so sorry, I thought you’d finished it!” she said.
Then I had to explain to everyone what had just happened so that they didn’t worry about her.
“So basically, you’ve just placed your wine order in the middle of a live exercise class,” one of my friend’s pointed out.
Not my finest moment and what’s more, I don’t think that’s a particularly good price for Oyster Bay!!