We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most embarrassing thing their dads have ever done – here are some of the best responses:
1. The dad who shouldn't be allowed to go to the supermarket.
He spent a full three minutes skipping up and down the grain aisle in the supermarket, shopping basket in hand, singing "look at me! I'm frolicking through the flours!"
Submitted by alainaw491c87a22.
2. The cat food incident.
Once when I was in high school my dad and I stopped at a convenience store for cat food. A handsome, popular senior at my school was the cashier. My dad said, "now Lauren, don't eat all this in the car!" then walked out and left me standing there.
Submitted by Lauren Mercadante, Facebook.
3. The vacation troll.
We were on vacation at a bar and these boys sitting next to me asked where I was from. Before I had the chance the answer my dad shouts from a few bar stools down, "MY LOINS". Needless to say it didn't take long for them to leave. Thanks, Dad!
Submitted by Cody Corran, Facebook.
4. The stink bomb.
Once my dad thought it would be funny to bring a stink bomb to the movies. In the middle of the film he opened it and poured a little behind a group of guys sitting in front of us. He then watched, and laughed as the guys all blamed each other for the stink. My mom refuses to go to the movies with him anymore.
Submitted by Tina Cant, Facebook.
5. The dad with no shame.
My dad wore my mom's short shorts in public thinking that they were his. You wouldn't believe how many men whistled.
Submitted by reyesyourglass.
6. The shoplifter.
My dad and I had just bought a CD from a store in the mall. We went in to another store and for some reason the CD set off the alarm. As we went to leave the store the alarm went off again. My dad looked at me, yelled "run!" and took off down the mall. I was completely mortified.
Submitted by Gwen Miller, Facebook.
7. The awkward sex ed lesson.
In seventh grade my dad, who is a doctor, taught my school-wide sex ed class. To make matters worse, he brought in an STD picture book. That was the first time I learned what smegma was. Thanks, Dad!
Submitted by Cameron Miguelito Robinson, Facebook.
8. The grunting dad.
Once before swimming practice my team was stretching before getting in the pool and my dad started walking around doing push-ups and pull-ups, all while grunting LOUDLY. A few of my teammates started asking who he was, and I was so embarrassed that I pretended I didn't know him.
Submitted by Venchise Glenn, Facebook.
9. The awkward wedding dad.
At our wedding reception my dad pulled my husband of eight hours aside in front of all the guests and proceeded to ask him if he knew about birth control. We were high school sweethearts and had been childless since the ninth grade.
The next day we still had quite a few relatives in town so we offered our hotel suite for everyone to meet in after dinner. My dad got to the bedroom and said "so this must be the looovve making bed." There was not enough alcohol that night to make it OK.
Submitted by allisonw4def01c34.
10. The dad who shouldn't be allowed in sports shops.
I had just joined the volleyball team in seventh grade and my parents took me to get knee pads at a local sports store. As I was taking to an employee my dad walked up with two giant jockstraps and said "I found your knee pads!" I felt like disappearing into the ground.
Submitted by mszoegirl.
11. The naked dad.
For some reason my dad likes to walk around our yard in his underwear during the day. During homecoming week my senior year he was outside naked while kids were all over our neighbourhood TP-ing houses. He still doesn't get why I'm embarrassed.
Submitted by madisons4bce9a159.
12. The dad with the genius Halloween costume.
My dad once dressed up in a burgundy jumpsuit, with a bike helmet with handle bars attached to the top of it, and went to a Halloween party as "The Menstrual Cycle". He handed out tampons.
Submitted by dancesiobhan.
13. The mooing dad.
My dad likes to moo when we're in crowded places, including my graduation. Also, he likes to sing "ASPARAGUS, ASPARAGUS" as loud as he can when it's completely silent.
Submitted by Stephanie Hack.
14. The volleyball dad.
My dad was a middle school teacher. One day the teachers' women's volleyball team was one player down. My dad offered to fill in. The rest of the ladies dressed him in a skirt, stuffed bra, and make-up. I was horrified! I'll never get the image of my cross-dressing dad out of my head.
Submitted by tizmo.
15. The peanut-obsessed dad.
This is really random, but there's this one restaurant our family loves going to that has peanuts on the table to snack on while you wait for your food. My dad likes to find what he calls "three-ers," a shell that has three peanuts inside. He will do a little song and dance, and will tell passers-by about his fantastic find. It's gotten so bad that we try to hide any shells that look like they may have three inside.
16. The zombie dad.
My dad once wore a zombie mask into the kiddie pool of my local water park and got us banned forever.
Submitted by carolinel4a81af710.
17. The dad who is a master of wordplay.
One year we were fishing with some friends when my dad ran up holding some bait and YELLED at the top of his lungs, "I AM THE MASTER BAITER!!!" It was mortifying and hilarious, and we all pretty much peed our pants from laughing for an hour straight.
Submitted by gwenbachmann.
18. The dad who does not care what you think about his clothing choices.
He regularly and unapologetically wears Teva sandals with socks, cargo pants that zip off at the knee, and sunglasses that clip on to your glasses.
Submitted by RVAlaura.
19. The stripper dad.
My dad was a teacher at my high school. Every year we had an "ugly holiday sweater" contest which my dad decided to participate in my sophomore year. He walked the stage and decided to slowly strip his sweater off to reveal his "natural sweater", that is, his chest hair, to the whole school. Sadly, this wasn't a surprising act for me, but everyone loved it.
Submitted by mackenzieh45d821aea.
20. The dad who ruined prom.
My prom date rang the bell, my dad answered the door in his boxers, yelled "we don't want any Jehovah's Witnesses!", and slammed the door in my date's face.
Submitted by marycatherineh3.
21. The dad who doesn't understand appropriate conversation topics.
After my first date, my dad came to pick me and my date up to drive us home. On the ride home he decided to tell my date about the time a priest at the church we all went to got caught with a shitload of gay porn.
Submitted by IceHexx.