We’ve all experienced it haven’t we, the embarrassing slip of the tongue. Normally, everyone has a good old laugh at your expense and that’s it – no harm done.
Not for Redditor ‘RegularJoeCool’ though, oh no. He posted his tale of misfortune to the ‘Today I Fucked Up’ (TIFU) Reddit thread.
His awkward word-muddling not only gave him a reputation that no one needs, but you can only imagine how many potential invites to social occasions he missed out on as a result.
Back when RegularJoeCool was in high school – the summer before his senior year – he was invited to a block party in the ‘upscale’ neighbourhood one of his friends lived in.
Lets hand over to him:
There were activities and games going on throughout the whole block. We were hanging out in his front yard and his next door neighbours had four small girls ranging from probably 2-8 years old.
My buddy’s little brother was playing catch with the 8-year-old with one of those velcro tennis ball games.
As he threw the ball to the little girl she made one of the best catches I’ve ever seen in my entire life. We are talking completely airborne laid out and made an incredible play.
According to RegularJoe, the little girl was wearing a skirt that went a little past her knees – nothing inappropriate for a girl her age. As she got up from her spectacular diving catch, her skirt hiked slightly up but, again, nothing inappropriate.
It is at this point that RegularJoe makes his incredibly innocent but extremely unfortunate error as he tried to compliment her catch:
My mind combined the words ‘snag’ and ‘catch’ and out of my mouth came ‘NICE SNATCH!’ extremely loudly.
It was like a movie where the record scratches and the music stops and everyone looks in disgust.
The hapless guy’s friends couldn’t stop laughing but the rest of the people in the yard weren’t so amused, shooting daggers at him to the point he sprinted away from the party absolutely mortified – never to be invited back.