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What Are Your Worst Meet-the-Parents Stories?

A few years ago, I flew out the day after Christmas to go see my boyfriend in his hometown and meet his family. We were staying at his parents' house for a few nights. I brought them a present (if you need some ideas, check these out) and did my best to impress at our first dinner together. Well I must have caught something on the airplane because the next morning I woke up around 5 a.m. with a horrible stomachache and ran to the bathroom to throw up. I prayed it had passed, so I said I felt OK enough to go to lunch at the special restaurant where they had made hard-to-get reservations. Well on the way out I got sick again, and ended up throwing up on his father's car! There was no avoiding the fact that I had the flu, and I spent the next 24 hours at his parents' house either in bed with a fever and chills or in the bathroom.

While I think I have a pretty embarrassing meet-the-parents story, I've heard some other bad ones. Like from my friend whose boyfriend lost his luggage upon arriving and had to borrow her dad's clothes. Do you have any horror stories that might instill fear in those meeting their partner's parents for the first time this holiday season?

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