I was at my ex-BF's parent's house meeting his parents and siblings for the first time. I can't remember how it came up, but I said something about The Simpsons, which is my favorite show. His dad overheard and asked, "You like The Simpsons?" I said, "I love The Simpsons". I can't remember exactly what he replied, it was either "And I thought you had taste." or "And I thought you were smart."
This wasn't a PA thing as much as a "No brain to mouth filter" thing. I was at my friend's house and a friend of hers was over. My friend was signing up for Facebook, and the two of us were kind of "helping" her along. Background: my friend has an advanced degree. She received her degree before she married, and uses her maiden name professionally, and her married name socially. My friend was musing aloud which name to use for her profile, or both, or just maiden. My friend pointed out that her high school & college friends know her as Lisa Smith, not Lisa Jones, and her friend said, "But if they search for you and see your profile, they'll think 'OMGosh, she's 30 and not married yet!'" (tone clearly implying that would be awful). Honestly, I was too stunned to come up a response to that.