DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the etiquette if you accidentally see someone naked -- say, in the house that you share?
I went to brush my teeth quite late at night, later than I am normally up, and my housemate threw open his door -- stark bollock naked -- to find the cat.
We each managed to stammer out a “sorry” as we went to different rooms, and I also let out a “No worries.”
I did have a chuckle. But I am curious, what would the etiquette be in this situation?
GENTLE READER: Did he find the cat? Why was it missing?
That is the only subject in which you should show an interest. But as long as you kept the chuckle out of his hearing, Miss Manners assures you that you handled it well.