If you are like me, then you have recently experienced the humiliation of stepping onto the wrong bus on the way to class without realizing it.

And if you are as unfortunate as I am, then there was someone you knew to witness the entire thing. Welcome to my life. I wouldn't go as far as to call it a series of unfortunate events but it definitely is one giant moment of embarrassing situations.

So, if you find yourself stepping on the wrong bus, here's what you need to do to get through the situation with a little bit of grace and dignity. Every single item on this list were thoughts that went through my head in the .57 seconds after I realized the bus I needed on was behind the one I just got on and the doors started to close shut.

1. Remain calm.

2. Assess the situation

3. Immediately tell the bus driver.

4. Do NOT stick your arm in the closing door of the bus.

Yes, I did this... and yes, it was a mistake...

5. Pray that there is no one that you know on the bus.

6. Walk quickly and calmly off.

7. And finally... laugh it off.