Do you often let the cat out of the bag? Been sworn to secrecy but you can't keep schtum? Yep, sounds like you always put your foot in it...
1. The secret destination!
So you’re on the stag do/hen do email list. You’ve been given all the plans and told the Stag or Hen doesn’t know a thing. Most important you’ve been sworn to secrecy as to where the destination is…
…Only lo and behold a few weeks later you and the stag/hen are having an after work drink and bugger – you’ve accidentally let something slip about an upcoming weekend in Benidorm!
2. The person on your mind!
So you’re in mid-email rant about the boss and he/she’s so on your mind that you accidentally send the email…to them! You spend the rest of the day in a cold sweat, feeling sick and praying they’ll see the funny side (rather than plonk your P45 on your desk!)
3. Embarrassed yourself and someone else
You’re getting the bus today as the car’s being serviced and you get a prime seat, perfect for the 20 minute commute, your ipad can come out and you can enjoy Game of Thrones…
Oh best move a pregnant woman has boarded. ‘Would you like my seat?’ you offer. Only to realise at that very moment she’s just carrying a little bit of holiday weight and is not, as you first suspected, ‘with child’. So yep, in trying to be kind you’ve basically just called some a fatso and probably ruined their day. Oh dear….
4. The What’s App bitchathon
You’re ranting away about that the tight friend that hasn’t bought a round or contributed to a group birthday gift…when someone points out they were added to the chain 15 messages ago….awkward!
5. The pitter patter of tiny secrets that are out
You nearly burst with excitement at this one…you’re out for drinks when you notice a friend on the orange or mineral water…you’re no Einstein but even you can deduce something amiss, your friend normally Hoovers up the wine. You’re sworn to secrecy. But the next time you see a mutual mate you just can’t resist showing them the pictures of the adorable Babygros you’ve just bought. ‘But swear you won’t tell anyone….’
6. The not so surprise birthday party!
When you’re asked about your plans for the weekend and say to the person whose surprise party it is without thinking…’It’s your 30th birthday do isn’t it?’ You try desperately to make out it was a hilarious double-bluff. You fail.
7. Innocently dropping the bombshell
‘So I hear your daughter is moving in with Kevin, I’m sure she’ll have a blast!’
But the only blast, judging by the furious look on their mum’s face, is going to come after you’ve beat a hasty retreat squeaking ‘Sorry, I thought you knew…’
8. Cover’s truly blown
You’re just having a drunken stalk of an ex or a potential new partner on Facebook when your mouse finger carelessly clicks ‘like’ on a picture of theirs! Arggghhhhhhh well they know now!
9. What’s in a name!
You’re introduced and think you’ve caught the name correctly so proceed to call Steve, Dave for the rest of the evening, until he corrects you! You’d like the ground to swallow you up!
10. If only you’d known!
You race to get to the last taxi in the queue brushing aside the smart dressed lady in front…well you’ve an important meeting to get to.
Yep 25 minutes later you’ve just opened the door to the interview room and guess who’s sitting there ready in waiting!
11. When you realise halfway through!
You’re merrily talking away to someone and start conversing about someone in common, you tell them how much you’ve become to dislike them and their attitudes…only to discover they are the person’s cousin! You’ve put your big fat foot in your mouth…AGAIN!
Talking to someone and criticising an item of clothing only to look down and realise they’re wearing that item! Yep you’ve been caught with your pants down. You could of course set your pants on fire by telling them ‘But actually that really suits you!’
13. Art critic!
You think you know a bit about art so you make a derogatory comment about the painting in front of you well it’s all a bit pretentious isn’t it…only to find the artist stood behind you!
A perfect example is below Donna from BBC sitcom Pulling who digs herself a massive hole when trying to impress her new boyfriend!
14. Alternatively tell that person!
Or if you want some news to travel…that’s easy, choose the friend or colleague that gossips the most before you know it your news will be spread like wild fire!
So come on, come clean…how have you come a cropper!?