Aside from the "wardrobe malfunctions" and the "silly season of politics", most of us have more common incidences of embarrassment. I never, ever in this lifetime think that I would be foolish enough to congratulate a woman who looked pregnant, but who actually was not. When I would read about this kind of incident, I would arrogantly think that I would never be so foolish. Well, I am and I did. She was new to our building and I encountered her as she carried her coffee into the elevator one morning. I made a comment that she "must be looking forward to a busy summer". When she said, "Why?" I felt the sudden rush of adrenaline and then proceeded to stammer and stumble and was incredibly relieved when the elevator reached my floor. I swear, I slithered out into the hallway.
Showing embarrassment goes a long way to repairing the relationship which all comes down to being accepted. If you are not accepted and are living outside the tribe or the family unit, your safety and the chances of survival are greatly diminished.
Brain research proves that those people who are easily embarrassed have a thumb-sized portion of their brains that are larger than those people who are resistant to being embarrassed.
Be generous. When someone else does something embarrassing, be kind. Karma is, indeed, a boomerang.