Gay men always have a fear of their parents entering their personal space.
Your heterosexual parents don't really always know some of the "personal" objects you might have.
They may be confused, or horrified, or both--but you know that whichever reaction it may be, it will be a reaction you really don't want to deal with.
For example, take Twitter user JSC's mom, who cleaned his room and found his poppers.
remember when my mum cleaned my room and found my poppers https://t.co/agx4TntDcq— JSC (@JSC)1585608714.0
For those of you who don't know, poppers, or amyl nitrate, are a mild party inhalant popular among the LGBTQ+ community.
JSC's mum said she did not know that, and since the bottle had no label on it, she assumed they were "smelling salts."
So she went to sniff them, and...ooooh boy.
@thecutone1 i was so shocked was like MUM NO— JSC (@JSC)1585613312.0
@JedScottC @thechicoazul Back in the day gave the bottle to my mate the newsagent & told him to take a big sniff, i… https://t.co/vCHKulYkop— 𝑆𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑉𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑 (@𝑆𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑉𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑)1585685035.0
@hollyrbenn @JedScottC @doeeeyes @MaroldCo @blackpeachez howling hahahah— 🌟 GINA TONIC 🌟 (@🌟 GINA TONIC 🌟)1585665744.0
Just one of the pitfalls of being a queer person in a straight world.
@AlexThomasSmith Me mam would never swear— jack rem x (@jack rem x)1585685642.0
@crooks_declan @JedScottC @I_Dont_Know_Her @raisedbyrobots_ That’s hura good hahahahah— 𝓜𝓲𝓵𝓵𝓲𝓮🦋 (@𝓜𝓲𝓵𝓵𝓲𝓮🦋)1585678949.0
@emmawilliams___ @JedScottC ‘It smells like chlorineeeee’ 😂😂😂— amber (@amber)1585668429.0
@JedScottC @ClaudiaCainx @ClaudiaCainx I’m actually waiting for this to happen to your mam😭😂— chloe wallace (@chloe wallace)1585674902.0
"F***ing hell" were, according to her, her only words as she took that fateful sniff.
Since amyl nitrate is well known for causing headaches, we can only imagine how she felt after the fact.
@jjsutor my mum is iconic— JSC (@JSC)1585611293.0
@JedScottC STOP IT HAHAHAHAHHAAH— k.b (@k.b)1585608746.0
@myxstic should’ve seen her laid out on the bed i was dead— JSC (@JSC)1585610038.0
@JedScottC HOWLING AT THIS— Adam (@Adam)1585621753.0
We suppose it could have been worse. She could have thought it was a bottle of semen, like this guy's mom did.
Gays, do a better job of hiding your poppers.
And moms, maybe stick to the mom stereotype: wine.