You ever have one of those moments when your mouth opens and words escape before you can slap your hand over it to keep them is? Yes? Me too.
I was a young idiot attending some teen leadership conference at a 4H camp and our group was discussing HIV and the transmission thereof, and as we were talking I in my young need to feel important said with absolute seriousness: "you know you can't get HIV from a toilet seat right?" And then the monster that had taken advantage of my mouth let go and I as you imagine, I was mortified.
This is what I chose to say? Young leader of tomorrow and all I could come up with was some random factoid that I knew wasn't true and spew it forth???
I could actually feel my ears burning.
I don't think I said anything else to anyone that day...never know when that monster would take over again.