I had a really weird moment the other day.
What was bizarre about this moment, was I got embarrassed, but it was after a positive gesture.
Normally I get embarrassed over a negative thing that happened, but this time it happened after something good happened.
I had played a couple of safes against a really good player on the men's league in our playoffs. I hooked him on my last safe by snuggling the cueball up to one of my balls behind a stack of balls. He tried to hit one of his balls; any one of them; but he didn't.
I saw the layout and even though my balls were close together in clusters, they were still make-able. I saw the run (made a plan) and started to execute the run of 7 balls.
I took my time.
My heart was beating out of my chest because this guy was their top player and I had a chance to win the game against him.
I had a combo two balls before the 8ball and admittedly, didn't know if I would have a shot or not left. Instead, I made both balls. Yikes!
There were so many of his balls around my combo, I got lucky to even see the 8ball!
This left me with a table-long shot on the 8ball. I didn't take a lot of time on it but I DID tell myself to stay down well on it. I nailed it! I was so happy about the run and that I beat the guy and made the tough 8ball, that I jumped up and down a few times, lol, before shaking his hand.
I was excited!
My teammates and our teams' fans were clapping as I walked back to our side of the room and declared, "I beat the good guy!"
Then, though, I realized how my jumping up and down a couple of times was really poor conduct.
Although he should take it as a compliment (lol) that I was excited to beat him, it really was unsportsmanlike conduct.
Then, I felt embarrassment about it.
I got over it btw, but it's ironic to me that I normally feel embarrassed over missing shots in certain situations but this was a positive situation. Although the outcome was positive, I suppose in my mind I felt my gesture was negative, though.
I couldn't believe I had the same feeling as negativity even though I won!
BTW, I got over that embarrassment pretty quickly by sharing to my boyfriend I felt bad. Which, by the way he has tried over and over to convince to stop being embarrassed over missed shots.
At least this one was kinda positive.