I had long been told that I should get my hearing checked. This was a perfect example. I heard something slightly different.
I responded, "Why, yes, I have eaten bare. However, I remember that the plate was quite hot, so I tried to shift it around. When I moved, I spilled hot food in my naked lap! Scalded and embarrassed, I vowed from then on to always eat with my clothes on".
They never asked me another question.
On a bright note, I did go have my hearing checked.