Having your parents rooting through your stuff is one of the most embarrassing things in the world, particularly if they find something they shouldn't.

But when they get confused, thinking that what they find is a lot worse than it actually is, well, then it just leads to comedy.

That's what we found out after US-based Twitter user @_emmiilly shared some furious texts from her dad who mistook her purple portable charger for a sex toy. Cringe.

Emily first found out something was up last Sunday when her dad sent her the dreaded 'we need to talk' text after he found something 'dodgy' while raiding her bedroom.

When she replied to ask him what was going on, he sent her a picture of the 'disgusting' offending item, which he assumed to be a vibrator.

"Why are you making these purchases?" he texted. "That is disgusting! You shouldn't waste your money! If you have these kind of needs I suggest you don't leave this shit laying around."

Credit: Twitter/emmiilly

When an incredulous Emily asked him what he thought he'd found, his response was golden. "Those disgusting toys that vibrate! I'm not that old Emily!" he replied.

Obviously, Emily was horrified and told him that he'd only found her portable charger, leading to hilarity all round. And why was he snooping around anyway?

"DAD THATS MY PORTABLE CHARGER!" she wrote. "I USE THAT FOR DISNEYLAND TO CHARGE MY PHONE!!! OMG WHAT WERE UOU DOING IN MY STUFF BTW??"

The exchange ended in an even funnier way as the discomforted dad begged Emily not to tell her mum, explaining that he'd been looking for a 'chapstick'. Hmmm.

Credit: Twitter/emmiilly

Of course, that wasn't the end of it, as Emily took to social media to share her dad's hilarious texts. "This was so awkward omg my dad really assumed the worst," she said.

The tweet has now gone viral, to date notching over 33,000 retweets and 123,000 likes. He's not going to live this one down for a while.

To make things even better, once her dad found out that he was now Internet famous, Emily shared a video of him trying (and failing) to find the tweet on Twitter.

So there you have it: a cautionary tale for overly suspicious parents everywhere (especially tech-phobic ones). That's the price you pay for snooping around, I guess.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/emmiilly

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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