Foot in Mouth Moments?

  • outkast1728

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    Dec 25, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    Have you ever been out in public with your friends or even boyfriend where you've had an open mouth-insert foot moments happen?

    When was it, and if comfortable with sharing it, what happened?
  • masculumpedes

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    Dec 25, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    Yes, but I prolly need to make it a private reply to you...icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 25, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    almost every time i leave the house.

    it's a way of life.
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    Dec 25, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    I attended a wedding in 1977. The reception afterwards with a huge thing, and I was seated at a long banquet table, along with friends and some guy across from me I didn't know.

    There was an MC with a microphone, and he introduced the bridesmaids & groomsmen by name as they ceremoniously entered as pairs ahead of the married couple, some 14 of them. One of the groomsmen was a single friend of ours, who was paired up with this rather obese woman.

    Since Tom was extremely handsome, with women falling all over him, I joked at the table that his companion wasn't "quite Tom's style."

    "That woman with him is my wife!" snapped the stranger sitting directly across from me. I wanted to die.

    And for the rest of the banquet I had to sit directly across from him. I couldn't wait until dinner was over, so I could flee my seat and go dance, and never return to that table. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 02, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    This is embarrassing, but, here goes . . .

    Over Christmas, I hosted a huge party for co-worker's, family, and friends. I work a ton of hours, so my partner pretty much coordinated everything for the party's success. All I really did was spread the news...lol...

    People were throwing compliments left and right at how great my home looked for the holiday. I told everyone it was all my partner's doing but then said, "it's pretty much all he is good for". I was joking around, but it didn't seem to go over very well with everyone else....ooops! I'm sure people thought I was some asshole.

    If looks could kill, I would have been dead...lol...without asking, I could see the hurt on my partner's face. I felt horrible esp when I realized how offensive I was. I was a jerk, yes, but hey, I'm really working on thinking before I speak
  • DCEric

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    Feb 02, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    At a friends house, there are 15 of us crowding around his laptop looking at some pictures from a recent trip he was on. My partner and I were part of the huddle, when someone suggested that we use a larger screen. I stated rather loudly, "are you kidding, now that I no longer ride the subway, this is the most sex I've had in months!"

    /Some folks laughed.
    //Others gave me sideways glances.
    ///My partner turned beat red. He's dark skinned and it still showed.
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    Feb 02, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    sea2dc saidThis is embarassing, but, here goes . . .

    Over Christmas, I hosted a huge party for co-worker's, family, and friends. I work a ton of hours, so my partner pretty much coordinated everything for the party's success. All I really did was spread the news...lol...

    People were throwing compliments left and right at how great my home looked for the holiday. I told everyone it was all my partner's doing but then said, "it's pretty much all he is good for". I was joking around, but it didn't seem to go over very well with everyone else....ooops! I'm sure people thought I was some asshole.

    If looks could kill, I would have been dead...lol...without asking, I could see the hurt on my partner's face. I felt horrible esp when I realized how offensive I was. I was a jerk, yes, but hey, I'm really working on thinking before I speak

    Well, if it's any consolation, my partner & I crack jokes like that about each other all the time. But all our friends know that and laugh along, and consider it part of the "floor show" when the 2 of us go into one of our routines, that consists mostly of us doing putdowns back & forth. In fact, a lesbian friend has her father visiting from out of state right now, and he can't wait until we can all get together again. He tells his daughter we're the funniest guys he knows, we keep him laughing non-stop, calls us the comedy team.

    Always to each other's face, though, never cutting remarks behind his or my back to someone else, or then it wouldn't be funny. I trust you apologized to your partner, explaining it was a thoughtless remark in poor humor, and won't happen again.
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    Feb 02, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    Once, at a party, I was trying to think of something to say to a friend's wife. I asked her if she was hoping for a girl or a boy. That's when she told me she was NOT pregnant. Lesson learned: Never assume they're pregnant just because they have lots of children and look fat.
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    Feb 02, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    DCEric saidAt a friends house, there are 15 of us crowding around his laptop looking at some pictures from a recent trip he was on. My partner and I were part of the huddle, when someone suggested that we use a larger screen. I stated rather loudly, "are you kidding, now that I no longer ride the subway, this is the most sex I've had in months!"

    /Some folks laughed.
    //Others gave me sideways glances.
    ///My partner turned beat red. He's dark skinned and it still showed.

    I think that's very funny! In our group of friends everyone would have laughed, and regretted not having been the first one to have said it. And told your partner he needs to do something about that. Had I been your partner, I would have said back loudly: "No problem, I'll buy you a subway pass for your birthday."

    I wonder if it's generational? Almost everyone of our group is at least late 40s, ranging up to 60s, very comfortable in our lives and with our lives, nothing to prove to others and nothing to lose, so we just have a good time all the time.
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    Feb 02, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidOnce, at a party, I was trying to think of something to say to a friend's wife. I asked her if she was hoping for a girl or a boy. That's when she told me she was NOT pregnant. Lesson learned: Never assume they're pregnant just because they have lots of children and look fat.


    I was flying from Boston to California one time. At the time I had money so I was in first class. The plane was packed as was first class. A woman dressed in a maternity dress sits next to me and with all sincerity I ask " How far along are you?.

    She responds "IM NOT PREGNANT" with this indignant voice and tone.

    I about died. The stew looked at me like "wow"

    That was the LONGEST flight I have ever taken. I had no where to hide and the silence was deadening.

    Now I dont care if their plug falls out and they are leaking amniotic fluid I dont ask about pregnancy. Never ever again.
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    Feb 02, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    Happens all the time. The problem is I don't realize the damage I've caused from my big mouth until long afterwards and opinins are already set in stone.icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 02, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    DCEric saidAt a friends house, there are 15 of us crowding around his laptop looking at some pictures from a recent trip he was on. My partner and I were part of the huddle, when someone suggested that we use a larger screen. I stated rather loudly, "are you kidding, now that I no longer ride the subway, this is the most sex I've had in months!"

    /Some folks laughed.
    //Others gave me sideways glances.
    ///My partner turned beat red. He's dark skinned and it still showed.

    I think that's very funny! In our group of friends everyone would have laughed, and regretted not having been the first one to have said it. And told your partner he needs to do something about that. Had I been your partner, I would have said back loudly: "No problem, I'll buy you a subway pass for your birthday."

    I wonder if it's generational? Almost everyone of our group is at least late 40s, ranging up to 60s, very comfortable in our lives and with our lives, nothing to prove to others and nothing to lose, so we just have a good time all the time.


    Most did take it as a joke, but those were the Americans, folks who didn't grow up speaking English at home had to process it a bit more, and didn't understand the tone inflections I used (and thus my partner turned red). With another group it would have been fine. I wouldn't have gotten the retort, but that is because my partner isn't quick with his tongue.
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    Feb 02, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    DCEric saidAt a friends house, there are 15 of us crowding around his laptop looking at some pictures from a recent trip he was on. My partner and I were part of the huddle, when someone suggested that we use a larger screen. I stated rather loudly, "are you kidding, now that I no longer ride the subway, this is the most sex I've had in months!"

    /Some folks laughed.
    //Others gave me sideways glances.
    ///My partner turned beat red. He's dark skinned and it still showed.


    That was quite funny.

    Once I had gone to a restaurant with some friends for dinner. For some reason the music they were playing was way too slow and kind of boring for me, plus the service was extremely slow too. I thought about being funny and made a quick comment about the dead music making waiters work like zombies. Though I said it in a light tone and not too loud, there was a waiter standing right behind at that very moment. He certainly didn't think I was funny. Wish I could have eaten those words right back. Apologized to him later, but that was one long dinner that seemed never to end.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 02, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    when i say something like that i end up embarrasing the other person, and i look and smile
    lol
    i kinda learnt not to care lol
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    Feb 02, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    ...Wish I could have eaten those words right back. Apologized to him later, but that was one long dinner that seemed never to end.

    I'd imagine that the waiter made sure you ate more than your words that night
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    Feb 02, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    FRONT2BACK said...Wish I could have eaten those words right back. Apologized to him later, but that was one long dinner that seemed never to end.

    I'd imagine that the waiter made sure you ate more than your words that night


    Hopefully not icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 02, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    I always get into trouble when I think saying unpleasant things about other people is funny, like that wedding reception story I told earlier above. Here are 2 more from restaurants:

    A big sign outside a restaurant in Alabama proclaimed "Chef Comeau Returns!" Well, it wasn't much of a place, the food mediocre, so I thought the announcement a bit pretentious. But a friend wanted to try it, and we went in.

    Once seated I asked the server if Chef Comeau was on duty, but deliberately mispronounced it as "commode" to make my friend laugh. The server shot back: "Sir, it's pronounced COMEAU and I would know, he's my father."

    Another time 2 of us were in a Chinese restaurant, and for dessert I wanted some Jello. When I asked the server what flavors they had, he replied, in a stereotypically heavy Chinese accent: "We have one fraver: red."

    My friend & I laughed after the server left, and I repeated his reply over and over in my own bad imitation of his Chinese accent. On the fourth or fifth try I suddenly realized he'd returned, and was glaring down at me with the Jello. I was lucky not to have been wearing it.
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    Feb 03, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    I was at a dinner party and the host mentioned that he'd performed on Broadway in the Gershwin anthology "Crazy For You." I told him I'd seen that show years before and asked him to remind me of which character he played. His response? "The BLACK one."
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    Feb 03, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI was at a dinner party and the host mentioned that he'd performed on Broadway in the Gershwin anthology "Crazy For You." I told him I'd seen that show years before and asked him to remind me of which character he played. His response? "The BLACK one."

    Actually I think he was the one being the jerk. If it was years ago, it's fair to imagine you didn't remember the racial mix of the cast, but you might remember the songs & numbers. And if you attend Broadway shows, you know there can be last-minute cast substitutions (understudies) at any given performance, especially matinees. Either his was a very witty remark, not meant to really insult you, or a very childish one.
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    Feb 03, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
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    sea2dc saidThis is embarassing, but, here goes . . .

    Over Christmas, I hosted a huge party for co-worker's, family, and friends. I work a ton of hours, so my partner pretty much coordinated everything for the party's success. All I really did was spread the news...lol...

    People were throwing compliments left and right at how great my home looked for the holiday. I told everyone it was all my partner's doing but then said, "it's pretty much all he is good for". I was joking around, but it didn't seem to go over very well with everyone else....ooops! I'm sure people thought I was some asshole.

    If looks could kill, I would have been dead...lol...without asking, I could see the hurt on my partner's face. I felt horrible esp when I realized how offensive I was. I was a jerk, yes, but hey, I'm really working on thinking before I speak

    Well, if it's any consolation, my partner & I crack jokes like that about each other all the time. But all our friends know that and laugh along, and consider it part of the "floor show" when the 2 of us go into one of our routines, that consists mostly of us doing putdowns back & forth. In fact, a lesbian friend has her father visiting from out of state right now, and he can't wait until we can all get together again. He tells his daughter we're the funniest guys he knows, we keep him laughing non-stop, calls us the comedy team.

    Always to each other's face, though, never cutting remarks behind his or my back to someone else, or then it wouldn't be funny. I trust you apologized to your partner, explaining it was a thoughtless remark in poor humor, and won't happen again.


    I definitely apologized. It sucks sometimes "we hurt the ones we love the most".
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    Feb 03, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    ALL of the time!!

    My mouth spits out what my brain is thinking before I can stop it! I should come with a Warning label!
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    Feb 03, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    WILDCARD73 saidwhen i say something like that i end up embarrasing the other person, and i look and smile
    lol
    i kinda learnt not to care lol


    Ouch . . . .even if it was someone you loved? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 03, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    This past Christmas, my step-father got me a lava lamp. My boyfriend, without thinking said, "Well, it's too bad you don't smoke pot all day long anymore." My mother was right there. I was horrified. He just laughed nervously.
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    Feb 03, 2010 1:01 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidThis past Christmas, my step-father got me a lava lamp. My boyfriend, without thinking said, "Well, it's too bad you don't smoke pot all day long anymore." My mother was right there. I was horrified. He just laughed nervously.


    hahah - I used to raid my folks stash!
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    Feb 03, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    malefeet saidYes, but I prolly need to make it a private reply to you...icon_wink.gif
    LMAO I KNEW HE'D REPLY