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Massive Embarrassments

I'm looking for potential Embarrassing Moments to hang my plot around.

My story? Beatrice and Ben are friends. Their friendship consists entirely of embarrassment for both of them. They meet at a summer program focused on the arts, and wind up going to school together the next year. Their friendship will play out from embarrassing moment to embarrassing moment, and hopefully they'll both gain some much-needed life experience in the process. It's a coming-of-age story, I suppose, only with Dreadful Embarrassment as the gimmick. Comedy, of course, because I don't think I can write about teenagers without having it turn into that, like it or not.

I need things that any teenager would just about die rather than have happen to them. As a start, I have Beatrice stuck in the ladies' room with no TP and an unexpected period (and white jeans) when this boy walks into the wrong bathroom. I also have hairdye mishaps, food fights, biohazardous shoes, and of course being dumped and illicit public drunkenness lined up for them. What else?

(Current word count: 3,400-something.)
(Crossposted: nanowrimo, azurelunatic.)
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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