People have been sharing the most embarrassing things their parents have done – 31 excruciating examples
My mum told the owner of a B&B we are staying at that we had a really great time visiting Auschwitz
She meant Alcatraz 😱😱😱
— Sophie Gadd (@sophie_gadd) November 9, 2019
Our car broke down going on holiday. Mum knew it was the alternator, having tried a self-repair before. Unfortunately, she told it to the AA man thus: “My husband and I had it off on the kitchen table three times”. He looked us three kids in the back seat and cried with laughter.
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) November 8, 2019
mum turned up to my graduation in Glasgow with the latest man in her life – he was a *barefoot*, dreadlocked hippy who sneered at the concept of personal hygiene – he insisted on coming to the after-graduation drinks to meet all my friends and lecturers – part of me died that day
— Kevin Hague (@kevverage) November 8, 2019
I was crazy about a boy at the visiting yearly fair. I hung around. Eyeliner & lipstick on. My mum arrived at the fair with her work freinds, spat on a tissue & wiped my face clean in front of him. I’m 57. I still go red at the thought.
— Dolly ™ (@Seasidedolly) November 8, 2019
Aged 14. Hospital x-ray dept couldn't find my (paper) records and asked if I'd been at another department recently. Forgetting I'd been in Orthodontics a week earlier my mum said "He was circumcised when he was two." in front of the entire waiting room.
— Adrian Bhagat Ⓥ (@AdrianBhagat) November 8, 2019
My dad drops his trousers in public so that he can tuck his shirt in better. He has never given any fucks. I always hide under a table somewhere.
— zellish rose (@zellishrose) November 8, 2019
I was 17 and working at a supermarket late in the evening. It had started to snow. My mum phoned the supermarket to tell them I should not drive home because I was too inexperienced a driver to handle snow and she was coming to get me. This was announced over the tannoy
— alexander matthews (@AlexanderMat) November 9, 2019
Not to me, but to my husband. He was 10 and an altar boy. His dad was not the church going type, but that year came to Easter service. As he was entering the church, Dad put his cigarette out in the Holy water.
— Christine Landerholm-Miller (@catmartini8) November 9, 2019
My father singing "I'm on a stairway to heaven" (a '40s musical hall song ) to Jimmy Page and then asking was that the song he'd written. https://t.co/eRiRY3Xn4M
— Alexa Wilson (@AlexaDWilson) November 8, 2019
Was picked to do a reading at a Holocaust memorial service with lots of important religious leaders from multiple faiths. During a solem minute of silent reflection, the opening verse of Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" suddenly cut through the room.
Mum forgot to turn her phone off 🙃
— EMMA TAYLOR (@Ohemmt) November 9, 2019
My dad yelling down the aisle in the super market at my 13 year old sister if she wanted ‘the ones with wings’
— Clodagh Murphy (@Clodagh) November 8, 2019
my old deputy head looked exactly like max branning off eastenders and for one entire parents evening my dad called him max to his face the whole evening https://t.co/WafiSDE4Wo
— it’s…..jess’ account (@BAM_itsjess) November 8, 2019
When I was 11 I left the house and made it to the school bus without my coat, despite it being below freezing, once the bus was moving I claimed victory, until my father overtook us, did a handbrake turn in the road to make it stop then boarded the bus to hand me my coat.
— Marcus Mitchell 🎸 (@MarcusjMitchell) November 9, 2019
My mum has the worst stage whisper ever. We were at the Eden Project in Cornwall, having lunch in one of the cafes. The actor John Hannah also happens to be there, with his family. My mother announces "He looks younger on the telly, must be all the makeup."
— Emma Redwellystone (@redwellyfeats) November 8, 2019
That would be when I was 12 and we were all at a family friend’s house for lunch. The adults got rather merry and bet Mum she wouldn’t run to the pub topless. She did of course, down the busy high street , at luchtime about 300 metres, tits a-flapping.
— Phillip Blackman (@PhiIIipBlackman) November 10, 2019
Sometimes, what might have seemed embarrassing at the time might turn out to have been a higher level of awesomeness, like this.
The day my mum was discharged from hospital after her mastectomy, a nurse said, "Now, have got everything, Mrs Campbell? Not left anything behind?"
Mum answered, "No, just my left tit."
My uncle RAN to his car and I had to walk her out, howling.
— Mags Campbell (@writersblock08) November 8, 2019
For Nick’s sake, we hope he never does anything truly embarrassing.
Baskerville, my two year old, has been reading some of the replies to my ‘embarrassing parents’ tweet.
“If you ever embarrass me, daddy,” she said, sweetly, “I will cut off your balls with a rusty spoon.”
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) November 10, 2019
We highly recommend you check out the replies we couldn’t fit in, as they’re a cringeworthy delight.
Source: Nick Harvey, Twitter, Image: Nick Harvey, @aaronpaulos on Unsplash