We often see someone we would like to chat to and perhaps get to know but we have no idea how to break the ice. Whenever someone brings this up, I always think about a friend who had been interested in a girl for several months but never found a way to talk to her.One day I was with him in line behind her in the cafeteria and I kept nudging him to do something. He pretended to trip and dumped his tomato soup all down the front of her shirt. Luckily it was not very hot. He then made it worse by grabbing some paper tissues and wiping down the front of her wet blouse.
About a week later, we were having a pint in the pub when she came in with some friends. My friend decided to buy her a pint to make up for the "tomatogate" and brought it over as a peace offering. A year and a half later I attended their wedding.
While I wouldn't recommend dumping soup on someone as an ice breaker, there are often opportunities where there may seem to be embarrassment or awkwardness. Keep an open mind and you may end up with your own version of "tomatogate"