Obviously the levels of embarrassment differ, but the feeling of knowing how many people potentially just saw you at your worst.
But at least most of us haven't picked something out of our ear and obliviously eaten it on live TV like Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., did on C-SPAN2 earlier this week.
It's one thing to feel the need to go after that pesky ball-of-whatever that's hanging out in your ear. But to give it a taste afterward? Come on, man!