My sister’s ex was one of those guys who aimed to impress. From his baby blue Corvette Sting Ray to his multicolored shag carpet in his late-sixties/early-seventies “cool” apartment, he aimed to be smooth. One night, we decided to go to the drive-in but didn’t know what was playing. In this pre-computer era, there was just one solution to this. He called the theater. My sister was in the bathroom putting on her makeup and I had just arrived to pick them up; but from my location just inside the front door and hers in the bathroom, we both clearly heard him as he asked the question that quickly joined the annals of family history in the best gaffe category: “Pardon me,” he said in his best “cool” voice. “Can you tell me what time the next teacher farts?”
The Prompt: Uncanned Laughter—A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.