In the short clip, which was later shared on TikTok, he can be heard saying: “Alright, well, yeah, I gotta go meet this d***head so…”
At that very moment he spots the tiny camera and lets out a groan of “ugggghh goddammit.”
No sooner had he uttered the words, he realised his mistake@corighteous/TikTok
The recording, captioned “when you realise her dad has a doorbell cam,” has racked up more than 2.4 million views and 1,000 comments on the platform, as scores of fellow TikTokers voiced their second-hand embarrassment at the scene.
“My dad would greet him by pumping his shotgun,” one viewer wrote.
“I would’ve just turned around and left,” said another.
Addressing the original poster, a third agreed, saying: “I hope you just turned around and went home because that was it for dad, I can promise you that.”
Others considered the girlfriend in the scenario, with one writing: “If he feels that way about her family she dodged a bullet knowing it now.”
While another said: “He ain’t the one sis!”
Meanwhile, some users took a more light-hearted approach, with one commenting: “My dad would have just laughed.”
However, another summed up the general mood in one simple analysis: “If regret was a video,” they wrote.