When I was younger, whenever my family would go out to eat in public, my dad would do this one very embarrassing thing that would make my brothers and me turn beet red and wish to be invisible. He would take out his handkerchief and blow his nose loudly into it. The sound was tremendous. My brothers and I imagined the whole restaurant was in shock. Of course, we never checked to see if anybody was staring at us as we slumped down in our chairs. We just assumed everyone thought we were monsters.
But now that I'm older I love it. When I meet up with my parents in a public place, I relish the show. My dad doesn't care. Never has. Yeah, actually people are watching. Some of them are grossed out. You know what?! F*ck it. This is my old man. It's one of the things he does. Whereas before, I would tense up until my whole body felt like a giant ache, I now shake my head up and down approvingly. Good stuff, pops! Make sure the guy with the hearing aid over there hears it as well!
So let's embrace embarrassing situations. For instance, the Yanks' play against the NL. You know what would be sweet?! If they were shut out again! You think you can do it, guys? Nose blow time.