23 Awkward Situations We All Can Relate To

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23 Awkward Situations We All Can Relate To

There are certain inevitable moments that everyone finds themselves in. Like, we’ve all been in some kind of awkward situation where a wave was involved. Either you waved at someone you thought you knew, or you thought someone was waving at you, only to turn around and make direct eye contact with the gesture’s intended recipient. And while we know everyone experiences these things, it doesn’t make it any less humiliating when the bell of embarrassment tolls for thee. 

Redditors have chimed in with the awkward situations they’ve experienced that will have you nodding along knowingly.

 . 3y When youre walking and almost trip for no reason and look back at the invisible stick that you tripped on ... 12.2k

ladies-pmme-nudespls . 3 3y When you think someone waves at you so you wave back, but they were waving at someone behind you. ... 21.2k

california_chrome . Зу When you're having a conversation with someone and you don't hear what they say so you ask them to repeat and they do. But you still don't hear it and ask them to repeat again and they do. And you still don't know what they said. Do you ask them to repeat again (and maybe still not hear it)? Pretend you heard it and nod your head and hope it's an appropriate response? Stab yourself in the eye with a pen to create a diversion and change the subject? ... 25.5k

stOpxer . . 3y Not being able to pick up when someone else is completely disinterested in what you are talking about ... 9.5k

LON TheBassMeister . 3y Being at a friends house as a kid and the friend's mother starts yelling at your friend. Being at a friends house as a kid and the friend's father walks in only wearing underwear. ... 23.5k

JSuperStition . . 3y Having your stomach rumble in the middle of a quiet class /meeting.

SarcasticAussie . 3y Stalking someone on social media and accidentally liking a comment from months/years ago. ... 1.4k

JDizzlez99809 . 3y Someone trying to initiate a handshake after you've just washed your hands. It's either a few awkward seconds of quickly drying your hands on your jeans, or shaking their hand anyway and seeing the discomfort in their eyes ... 639

imperilis . 3y When you say a funny joke but all you get is silence... ... 14.6k

Ronin12793 . 3y When you run out of things to say during a conversation and you're not quite sure how to end it. ... 962

GravyxNips . . 3y When you go for a hug but the other person goes for a handshake, so you start with a handshake but do a weird hug at the same time with your hands in each other's crotches. ... 11.2k

cbakapeiehnak . 3y Someone showing everyone in the group something on their phone and waiting until it is your turn ... 7.6k

totoropoko . . Зу How are you? I'm fine, what about you? Great, you? ... 6.4k

Yelloweq . 3y When you walk out of the store empty handed, feeling like you've just stole something. ... 20.1k

Ells_Bells1 . Зу When you've had multiple interactions with someone but you can't remember their name but it's gone too far to admit you've forgotten it so you just have to call them love or mate forever. ... 35.6k

whatthedeafearhears . 3y When you're saying goodbye to someone, and then you both end up walking in the same direction. Or when you turn and walk into a wall with people watching. Edit: my first awards ever! So glad my forms of awkwardness resonate with others! ... 16.1k

afrocircus6969 . 3y Standing there while two people talk about something you don't know about ... 32.2k

2Alien4Earth . 3 3y Saying hello or how are you to somebody and getting 100% ignored ... 26k

katyisanut.3y Walking through a doorway only to catch your clothes on the handle and have it slingshot you backwards. ... 17k

drbrockstar69 . 3y Being called on to answer a question you really have no idea how to answer ... 12.5k

PM_THE_REAPER . Зу Go to wash your hands and the water comes out at a thousand miles an hour, splashing your crotch. You are of course, at work. ... 6.3k

Dominoodles . 3y When you're finishing up at the checkout and the cashier puts the notes on top of the receipt and then coins on top of that. Then the next person steps up and you're fumbling, trying to disassemble the stack in your hand, gather your shopping, say thanks and move away at the same time. ... 24.5k

StillN0tATony . 3 3y Ever drag your shoe across a tile floor and have it make a loud, wet, fart sound, so everyone in the room looks at you? Then you insist it was your shoe and try to make the sound again, but nothing happens? Yeah, that. ... 15.5k
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