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12 Embarrassing Dad Moments
He may be the sweetest thing on the planet, but watch out! Daddy may just be the reason behind your most mortifying moment!
compiled by Noelle Santos and Sharlene Tan * illustration by Ben Deluyas

  1. Finger Lickin' Good
    Having grown up without a mom, my dad and I were very close; we were like best friends. He wasn't the normal conservative dad; he was quite cool. Once, my boyfriend came to visit. He and my dad got along pretty well. We were eating chicken for dinner when at one point, my dad told my boyfriend, "You know, when Kai was really young, she'd eat her boogers, and then claim they tasted like chicken!" I swore I could've strangled my dad right then and there! —Kai, 19
  2. Weighing Scare!
    When I was younger, I used to barge into our bathroom without first checking if there was anyone inside. Once, I wanted to weigh myself using the bathroom scale. When I swung the door open, I saw my dad in his birthday suit! Apparently, he'd just stepped out of the shower. We both had such shocked looks on our faces! Gross! —Naked Truth, 16
  3. Unexpected Visitor
    The first time I had my period, I couldn't figure out which brand of sanitary napkin to use. My mom had an out-of-town business meeting, and since I had no sisters to consult, I just asked my dad to buy me some pads. When he got home from work, he handed me a bag filled with a bundle of white cloth diapers. I asked him what they were for. He told me, "I don't know what you girls use now, but that's what my mom used when she had her period!" Argh! Which era is he from anyway? —Cherry, 19
  4. Caught in the Act
    My parents insisted I couldn't have a boyfriend until I reached college. So when I had my first boyfriend at 15, I kept the relationship a secret from them. One time, I told my parents I would spend an afternoon at a friend's house. It was really an excuse to watch a movie with my sweetie. In the movie house, my boyfriend and I were all cuddled up when suddenly, someone tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around and was horrified to see my dad staring grimly at me through the darkness! I didn't know my parents had planned on going to the movies, too. Needless to say, I was grounded-and single-after that incident. —Still Single, 17
  5. Hula Hoop
    My family and I were having lunch with this basketball player, whom they all knew was my big crush. After eating lunch, I went to use the bathroom. As soon as I returned, I noticed my crush grinning at me. Wondering why, I gave him my best pa-cute smile. After we said our goodbyes, I asked my brother if he knew why my crush had that silly, big grin on his face. Turns out my dad told him I really wanted his jersey so I could wear it around. Talk about embarrassing! —Orange, 18
  6. ZONED OUT!
    My family and I watched The Nutcracker in CCP. In the middle of the ballet, someone in the crowd began to snore. As the snoring continued, I began hearing disapproving whispers and sssh's from behind. Peering into the darkness, I tried to look around for the annoying culprit. When the lights went on for the intermission, I found my dad fast asleep in his seat! He was the one!!! We woke him up and teased him non-stop about being "the highlight" of the show. —Jeannette, 15

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