I'm SO Embarrassed To Know You 🤦‍♂️

Have you ever been totally embarrassed by the actions of a family member? Well, these folks have—and they've taken to the internet to share their most cringeworthy stories.


1. Sir, This Is An Applebee’s

My dad had a deep growly voice that is barely a subsonic rumble. To make things worse, he also had his own unique way of naming foods that other people didn’t understand. For instance, he would ask for “slop and rocks” instead of biscuits and gravy. So, we were at Applebee’s because my mom loved it. Our waiter, a sweet young guy, took our drink orders. What ensued still haunts me. 

“BEEFEATER ROCKS,” my dad rumbled. “Pardon?” said the waiter. “BEEFEATER ROCKS,” my dad repeated, louder. Our poor waiter looked scared. He couldn’t figure out what my dad was saying, and my dad was looking angrier by the second.

How many Applebee’s customers order a drink on the rocks like they’re in some 1940s film noir?

“BEEFEATER ROCKS!” Dad yelled for the third time. Finally, someone had mercy on the poor lad and translated my dad’s order for him.

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2. He’s No President Snow

I have an uncle who is loud, willfully ignorant and has used temper tantrums and unpleasant behavior to get his way for his entire life. He’s like the villain in a bad teen novel. The last straw was when my grandparents passed.

This uncle tried to take everything from his siblings, and when my mother stood up to him, he threatened to bump her off.

I’d really like to believe there was a mix-up at the hospital when he was born and that we aren’t actually related.

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3. A Real-Life Cousin Eddie

My mom and I rented a van and drove from Florida to Virginia while picking up my grandma, uncle, and cousins along the way since none of them wanted to fly to my cousin’s wedding. You can imagine the headache that was.

When we got there we were all going to meet at a nice Italian restaurant the day before the wedding to celebrate.

During our drive, my uncle Jack and grandma were both adamant that we needed to stop and get “real food”, which, according to them, was a fast-food hamburger. For the entire seven-hour journey, the only place they would eat at was McDonald’s. My mom and I were appalled. Anyways, we finally got to the Italian restaurant. I could tell it wasn’t going to go well.

My uncle Jack was talking to himself about how this place wasn’t “American” and asking why the heck we chose this FOREIGN restaurant when we could have had us some good old AMERICAN food somewhere and it would have been SO much better.

The cousin who rode with us had gotten so stoned as soon as we had gotten to the hotel—after that car ride, I decided it was necessary.

My mom, my cousin who was getting married, his fiancée, and my grandma were all ignoring my uncle as he talked. My stoned cousin and I were cheesing out and I was getting very uncomfortable listening to my stupid uncle go on and on.

The waitress came over and started to take his order. I couldn’t believe what came out of his mouth…

His exact words were, “Well, woman, since you ain’t got nothin’ AMERICAN on here, and I don’t know what half this stuff is, I guess the only thing I can read is ‘spaghetti and meatballs’ so I’ll order that. Psssh”. My mouth dropped open. My high was completely ruined. As I looked at him, I was horrified to notice something else…

On top of it all, he had been FLOSSING HIS TEETH at the table. He had a disgusting pile of floss picks on his plate—like four or five of them. I pretty much ran to the bathroom and hyperventilated.

I’ve never felt so uncomfortable about being out in public with someone in my life. Hopefully, I’ll never have to go through anything like that ever again.

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4. Lucky Escape

I had been dating this woman for two months and we were going to a bar to watch football. She was a Packers fan and I’m a Bears fan. I was wearing my Justin Fields jersey and she started to chastise me about it. She said, “

I’m mad you didn’t consider my feelings when wearing that”. Weird, but OK. I just thought she was joking.

She wasn’t joking. She said, “You’re very selfish for not considering how I would look standing next to you in that”. OK then. I made a conscious effort to bite my tongue. That wasn’t the worst part, though. We were still in the parking lot. We hadn’t even walked into the bar yet and her mom called. She started whining at her mom.

She told her mom, “You didn’t consider my feelings when you forgot to buy me chips”. Whaat? Who says that? Then she started throwing a temper tantrum like a child. She kept saying things like “

You’re selfish for not considering how I’d feel” and “You don’t love your daughter if you couldn’t even get her some chips”.

I couldn’t believe how she was having a total meltdown in front of me in the parking lot. I awkwardly told her that this wasn’t going to work between us and quickly got in my car and drove away.

On that day I learned that a) Her parents still grocery shop for her and b) I may have my faults, but I’d never ever act like that.

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