I recently was in the hospital following surgery. One afternoon a couple staff, a male and female, came around to get patients' weight, using a scale on wheels which they brought into each room. While the female was explaining what I needed to do, the male stepped out to help someone else. English wasn't her first language, and she said something about people taking off their clothes to be weighed. I thought she meant they needed me to be undressed before stepping on the scale. So I slipped off my hospital gown while she set up the scale. When she turned around, I was standing there completely naked, and she started to giggle. I realized I hadn't quite understood whatever she had said before, but she said it was OK and just to step on the scale. Afterwards, while I was putting my gown back on, the male staff member came back and looked puzzled. The female just told him they could move on to the next room. Then, I could hear them laughing in the hallway, and she said that was perfect because she'd been having a lousy day and she really needed a laugh!
I wasn't really embarrassed until I thought more about it, later!
I've had a couple other times when something like this happened during a regular physical, in the past, which I think I may have already written about on here, but that was usually being half undressed, or something like that. In this case, wearing only the gown, I was naked before anyone could say anything!
So, have others had things like this happen to you, where a misunderstanding left you doing something that was embarrassing, for you or the medical people?