Think back to your most embarrassing moment.
Do you still cringe? Does it still bother you?
Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! The only thing that can cure the embarrassment sting, is joking about it.
That’s exactly what Andy Ryan did when he posted about accidentally stealing ice cream on a warm day. Oops.
I was in a park and a lady loudly called out "Anyone who wants an ice cream come over here". I headed over with several others. She handed out ices to them all then asked me "Who are you?". I realised the rest were all her family. 30 years later I still cringe.
— Ayn Randy (@ItsAndyRyan) August 25, 2019
No harm, no foul right? Sure, the ego took a hit but now Andy can look back and laugh. This sparked a tidal wave of responses from Twitter.
10. A 911 double whammy
My friends woke up in the middle of the night and thought someone was breaking in so they called 911. Turned out it was a crime show on the TV that was left on.
— Nina (@NinaHK) August 26, 2019
9. A Bighead, little body shove
When my brother was little, he had a small body and a big head, so I would always push his head to make him topple over. One day, we were at the store, he was walking away from me, so it was an opportune time to do it. He turned around… and it was just a random, horrified kid.
— rae ♡ (@pincheblanca_) August 26, 2019
As a child, I noticed some cigars in my father's car. I didn't know he smoked cigars so I asked him if he did. He replied, "Seldom." I misheard that as "Sell them", and for a long time thought my father sold cigars…
— Snarkington Post (@SnarkingtonPost) August 25, 2019
7. For butter or for worse
I was once out for dinner with a couple of friends. Bread rolls came first, with triangles of cheese in a small bowl. I ate one triangle… and then another. I said to my friends the cheese tasted weird and asked what type it was. That’s the butter, they told me.
— Rob Jones (@FlamingBobby) August 25, 2019
6. Maximizing the spend
Was at a coffee shop and a girl yelled “anyone want a coffee? I need to spend $5 more to use my card.” I piped up and said I do. I offered her cash for the coffee of course but it was later that I realized she had a group of friends she was yelling at.
— Kelly Maher (@kae_mah) August 25, 2019
5. That’s lap-tastic
I was leading a presentation to a large group & one of my team members got up to present his part. After finishing he took 3 steps back & went to sit down in his chair but instead sat down on someone's lap. Horrified they stayed like for the entire time, which we all could see.
— Terrie Samundra (@terriesamundra) August 26, 2019
4. And UBER did not exist yet!
Seven years ago I got into a taxi and asked to be dropped off three miles away. At the end of the journey when I went to pay, I realised it was not a taxi. I’m still cringing.
— Sinead Hensey (@Sinead_Hen) August 25, 2019
3. Are you “shoe” about that?
When I was 7 I was going back to school shopping for new shoes & I saw a pair of shoes next to a box on the floor so I tried them on & walked around in them & this girl looked at me absolutely horrified and told me to give her shoes back
— Emily Ann (@EmilyCotugno) August 26, 2019
2. That’s a gas!
30 years ago… gas stations with convenience stores had become a thing. I stopped for pepto bismal…. clerk asked if I had gas with that… indignantly told her that I only had an upset stomach!! Walked out to see the pumps… still cringe!!
— Jeff Carey (@JCarey1958) August 25, 2019
1. Living proof
One of my most painful childhood memories was the time I blew out another kid's candles. I was three & so ashamed years later I actually stole the photo of me crying out of that family's photo album in the 5th grade & ripped it up & threw it away.
— Residue Shouting into the Void (@rowyourbot) August 25, 2019
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Share it in the comments!