Olivia Gomez was talking to her new neighbours for the first time when her dress got caught on a recycling bag – and the whole thing was caught on camera
A “mortified” homeowner says she was forced to hide from her new neighbours after she accidentally flashed them as they met for the first time.
Olivia Gomez was moving bins outside her home in Warrington, Cheshire, when she got chatting to a family who had moved in next door to her just a few days earlier.
Hilarious footage captured by a camera outside her home shows the moment the 26-year-old explains that builders have been “parking dreadfully” nearby, pointing down the road to show where the problem has been taking place.
However, the corner of the recycling bag she’s holding catches the bottom of her dress and lifts it up as she raises her arm, leaving a surprise first impression on her new neighbours.
The dental nurse handled it like a pro and managed to laugh it off as she joked: “That’s my whole dignity gone” but admits she was far more embarrassed than she let on at the time.
Olivia said: “I was absolutely mortified but tried to play it cool and just carry on as if nothing had happened.
“Fortunately they’re really lovely and just cackled about it. I just said ‘that’s my whole dignity gone’.
“They’d only moved in a day or so before so this was my first time meeting them.
“I was just making polite conversation while taking the bins out about some of the builders parking terribly because I’ve moved on to a new build site.
“I had the wheelie bin in my left hand and the recycling in my right and the bag just caught my dress as I pointed at something.
“After that I swiftly ended the conversation, put my bin out and hid from them for a week.”
Olivia shared the footage online, where it’s racked up hundreds of thousands of views, as one person joked: “I would have simply put my house on the market after this bestie.”
A second wrote: “Hahaha there’s breaking the ice and there’s showing the whole iceberg. Brilliant!”
A third said: “I think it’s love thy neighbour not flash thy neighbour.”
And another added: “You’re their favourite neighbour now!”