A friend of mine recently woke up to his girlfriend giving him the cold shoulder. It was their last day together before she left (long distance relationship) and everything was perfectly fine the night before, so he had no idea what was wrong. When he asked if she was okay, she didn’t offer much other than the dreaded “I’m fine.”
It wasn’t until she was back on other side of the world that she revealed what had been bothering her. My friend was apparently sleep-talking about other girls and making references about going to a speed dating event. He had no intentions to do any such thing and if you know the guy, he’s the opposite of a womanizer*. So all in all, it was relatively harmless and debatable whether the punishment fit the crime.
Regardless, the worst thing about it all for him is that he did it unconsciously. Even if he wants to, I don’t think he can blame himself for it because it was completely outside his control. And this type of nightmare extends to any other bad out-of-your-control situation such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, or even a naturally small reproductive organ (sorry for the lack of diversity, but it was an easy theme to run with). You can’t really fix or prevent this stuff, so the best I can offer him and anyone else in a similar situation is good luck.
If that was a man’s second worst nightmare, “what’s man’s worst nightmare?” you ask? Consciously doing something wrong and getting caught (and just to be clear, I’m not endorsing doing something wrong as long as you don’t get caught!!).
* I admit, I use thesaurus.com every now and again. But after looking up an antonym for womanizer, I think I’ll stop.