I was talking with my friend the other day about what would be the most embarrassing thing that could happen at another person’s house. Removing the totally odd from the equation, like having a friend walk in on you going through his girlfriend’s pantie drawer while wearing a pair on your head, we have narrowed it down to three things:
3) The Classic Misspeak: This will happen more at a co-workers or a friend of a friend’s house. You say something that you may think is funny or it could be totally innocent but it blows up in your face.
Dave: I notice you have a stool in the shower, what are you too lazy to stand in the shower? Just kidding, I love those things I wish I could buy my house from handicapped people like you did.
(Host’s wife rolls into the room in a wheelchair.)
Host: Uh, no.
2) Passing out drunk: You go to a party at a friend’s house where everyone is drinking but not over drinking, you drink so much that you pass out. This leads to multiple problems, first of all you are totally going to get talked about in a negative light for rest of the party ruining whatever reputation you have. Then you have the issue of if someone is going to take you home or if they are just going to leave you there to wake up. At least if they bring you home you wake up and are in your own bed, where you have to evaluate what happened the night before.
If they leave you there, you have the whole uncomfortable apology as you leave thing. Or even worse their kids could be sitting their poking you with a stick wondering who you are, not that has ever happened to me.
1) Clogging their toilet: I personally think this is the worst thing that can happen at someone else’s home, especially if they don’t keep their plunger in the bathroom. You get the horror of not seeing everything leave the bowl, then you have the horror of going through the bathroom and not finding the plunger, and to top it off you have the pure embarrassment of having to ask the host where they keep their plunger.
Of course you could always gamble and just not say anything and hope nobody is waiting outside the bathroom to go. But then you run the risk of the next person overflowing the toilet or someone making the discovery which leads to you worrying that someone is going to accuse you, ruining the whole party for the rest of the night.
Nate: Dude I ate so much I feel like I am going to overflow.
Me: I DIDN’T CLOG THE TOILET!!!!!
Nate: What are you talking about?
What do you think is the most embarrassing thing that can happen at someone else’s home?