worst moment in recent memory

Mary, Clare, Leigh and I were walking into the facility where they were about to do a ballet performance.  The woman directing us to the dressing room was a midget.  My girls responded to her direction saying sweetly, “Merry Christmas!” and I was so proud that they did not embarrass the lady.  But just as we walked past her, Clare looked at me and said in a normal, audible voice, “She must have drunk too much caffeine when she was a little girl!”