17 People Shared Awkward Moments That Still Make Them Blush Years Later
We’ve all felt that gut-wrenching feeling after doing something terribly embarrassing. Although the stories stay in the past, they can still pop in for a visit at night, right before we go to sleep. Yet, the best remedy to get over the embarrassment is to channel our sense of humor. All of a sudden, even the most awkward moments become funny jokes that might even help you bond with people better.
I’m visiting my local supermarket. I was dressed in a skirt, a shirt, and a long trench coat. I had a new bag hanging over my shoulder. Suddenly I tripped, and my bag somehow got caught up under my trench coat and skirt. I tried to get up properly, but I got stuck. In my panic, I tried to rip myself free. Everything slid upwards, revealing my behind to the public. People stopped to watch. This whole ordeal maybe lasted for 5-10 seconds but felt like hours. I left my groceries there and left the store immediately. © Bigbelly2112 / Reddit
Started unbuttoning and unzipping my trousers while I walked toward the toilet, just like I do at home because I’m efficient like that. Except I was at work and was walking through the shared office. © LadyGruntfuttock / Reddit
“My mom and aunt are identical twins. From behind, most people think they look exactly the same. My aunt and uncle were around for dinner and my aunt was in the kitchen preparing food when my stepdad came in, hugged my aunt from behind, and kissed her neck. All my aunt said was, ’Wrong sister.’ Everyone thought it was hilarious but my stepdad was very apologetic and embarrassed for a long time.” © B*ntChristmasTrees / Reddit
I had a guy come into the tire shop and ask if we had batteries for remotes as his died and couldn’t get into his car. I asked if he tried the key and he looked at me and walked out. © PM_me_ur_launch_code / Reddit
“When I was a teenager, I was a huge WWF fan, and there was a wrestler who would perch in high places inside the arena and just watch the matches for months before he made his actual debut. Because of this, I used to do the same thing, I thought it was cool. I would find high places and just perch there like a gargoyle for hours (on trees, on the roofs of people’s houses) and I would just sit there, crouched motionless, and watch people’s reactions when they would see me.” © J0nnyGreenGiant / Reddit
“At school, we had a prize-giving ceremony. My name gets called out, I make my way to collect my prize. I suddenly have a crisis of confidence and walk back to my chair. My friends tell me to get back there to collect my prize. So I do, but then have another crisis of confidence and think that my friends were messing with me. I walk back to my chair. The hall is silent and the teachers are looking at me like I landed from another planet.” © cat_****ard / Reddit
“I had some people over and my 4-year-old nephew starts shouting, ’Is anyone here afraid of spiders?’ Once he had everyone’s attention, he told us all that if anyone was afraid of spiders they needed to leave because he found cobwebs, and cobwebs mean spiders. He then proceeded to point out every single cobweb in the house to our guests.” © copycatcactus / Reddit
“When I was in the second grade, I was waiting for my aunt to pick me up from school. I spotted her standing outside, eating a package of cracker jacks, so I walked up and said hey before sticking my hand in the box and shoving some in my mouth. I looked up again. It wasn’t my aunt. It was some random woman with the most shocked expression on her face. I stuttered an apology and then I ran.” © BushyBrowz / Reddit
“I kissed my wife’s best friend. It was totally innocent and something we laughed about. My wife usually drove me to work so that I didn’t have to leave my car there for 14 hours. Once my wife’s friend gave me a lift to work and let my wife sleep. When we got to the stop, I instinctively leaned over and kissed her goodbye. She had a dumbfounded look on her face, and mine instantly turned red as I realized what I’d done. I just said, ’Sorry, it was a habit.’ My wife poked fun at me for days for putting the moves on her friend.” © LegendOfBobbyTables / Reddit
I was sick with a cold, so went to a really small mini-mart to get some cough drops and aspirin. A guy I had dated came in with his wife, their newborn and a big-ass stroller totally blocking egress. I didn’t want him to see me in my sweats with greasy hair and a snotty nose, so I crouched down behind a rack. Finally he comes around the corner, sees me there, and asks, “I didn’t see you come in, how long have you been here?” © Botryoid2000 / Reddit
What’s your most embarrassing story? How did you get over it?