Although it is not Dorkfest season, I feel moved by circumstances to confer an ad hoc award for Special Dorky Achievement. The recipient is the very person who is arguably responsible for me taking up the fine craft of blogging, MyDogIsChelsea!
And to be clear: the Dork Factor prompting this recognition consists only partially in the highly intelligent, well-educated, and generally savvy MDIC's we-all-make-mistakes-like-that blind spot. No, I think the key thing here is the impulse, on returning home, to announce one's private humiliation in the knowledge that it would entertain others.
To be sure, MDIC limited her announcement to a well-known online networking site, where she might well have expected that it would only be seen by her family, friends, and "friends." In reposting the incident here, although I have avoided fussy formalities such as requesting permission -- it would spoil the surprise! -- you will see that I have conformed to strict but subtle protocols to protect the anonymity of all concerned.
So here it is, MDIC: Your special award for Dorky Achievement. We are all very proud for you.