Our dog Ranger always had this annoying habit of knocking over the garbage can and eating the trash.
A few years ago my family visited my husband and me at our new house and we had a barbeque in the back yard. Ranger had to poop, so of course he went into the middle of the yard, turned around once or twice, crouched down and did his thing for all to see. My cousin was nice enough to offer to clean it up. She took some pages out of the newspaper to scoop up the poop.
Suddenly I notice a crowd gathering around her, like they were all examining something. I went over to see what was going on. Guess what? There was a used condom INSIDE the poop! My husband and I had used a condom the day before and Ranger had found it in the trash. And here was my whole family looking at the evidence, trying to figure out what it was. I died a thousand deaths!!!
What could I say? That it was a balloon or something? Well, they knew what it was...
After all, they were looking at it long enough. This happened about 2 years ago and they still bring it up. When they do, I try to change the subject as fast as I can. I just mention that it was them who stood there, staring at it for 10 minutes, so they are the ones that ought to be ashamed of themselves, not me. But between you and me... I cringe every time the topic is brought up!