Probably because you felt you were indirectly a part of it cause he is your father. A strong empathy because you are close to him. Or, maybe you were afraid things will somehow go badly for him and that will have some sort of repercussions for you as well. Feeling embarrassed cause people would ask you about it, you will attract unwanted attention and so on.
oh yes, this happens to me too. like my mom was having an awkward moment with the waiter, and i could have just died. this horrible cringing feeling comes over me. i just need to get away from those situations.
i also have to leave the room when my dad makes phone calls. i just cant bare the thought of my dad saying something weird. i feel terribly bad for him, as well as the other person
same thing when my mom or dad order at the drive thru..i will plug my ears and sing lol
If anyone has to anything in front of people, and they do something embarrassing I'll feel embarrassed for them. Usually it's TV-related, like a guest on a talk show or an awards ceremony. But sometimes it'll happen in school or at work, especially if someone says or does something painfully stupid and other people are watching.